|scuba DIVING at andaman|
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SCUBA DIVING ANDAMAN : A LIFE TIME OPPORTUNITY
There is nothing like breathing underwater for the very first time. Although diving is a recent development in India, the Andaman Islands offer some splendid diving and untouched coral reefs. A hidden jewel, waiting to be explored! With water temperatures not dropping below 26°C and lots of colourful fishes, corals and diverse marine life around, diving is real fun in Andamans.
Dive site: Northbay island near Port Blair offers a variety of marine life which includes colourful fishes and beautiful corals. There are some excellent dive sites like Nimo reef in Havelock as well.
Certification: You will be awarded with a certificate on successful completion of your first underwater scuba dive putting you a step ahead of the game when you decide to go for it.
Duration: Discover Scuba Diving is a complete programme that includes training on safety, use of scuba equipment and under water communication techniques. The actual underwater stay varies from 25-40 mins depending on the ability of the participant.
Photography: High quality under water camera is used to capture your diving moments. These pictures are immediately converted into a CD and handed over to you.
Prerequisites: All you need for Scuba is the desire to dive. You must be above 10 yrs and free from asthma and cardiac diseases. Swimming is not mandatory as we have the best of dive masters to show you the underwater life for the first time.
Allow us to unveil the underwater marvels of the Emerald Isles.
We conduct the following courses in association with our partner Dive centres,
Duration: 1/2 day
Prerequisites: Entry level or higher certification
The Refresher is mandatory if you not dived within the last 12 months. (Exceptions being divers with Instructor or higher rating or divers that can show logged proof of over 100 dives.) At the cost of Rs.500, the Refresher Program can be added to any dive package of your choice.
If its has been over 5 years since your last dive you will need to complete the PADI Scuba Review first instead as a quick refresher is not enough.
The morning starts off with the Instructor or Divemaster who completes a quick run through of all the important aspects of diving theory followed by a brush up of setting up equipment.
Once at the dive site the 7 most important skills in diving are repeated in shallow water so you get comfortable with them again. This is then followed by an easy relaxed dive to a maximum depth of 18m with the Instructor/Divemaster to get you back into the rhythm of things. This dive will be counted as dive one of the chosen package.
The refresher is ideal if you have had a short break from diving or if you are a newly qualified diver that has not been diving for a few months. It allows you to recollect your skills and theory and promotes your safety as a diver.
Our staff is extremely experienced and will do their level best to ensure that you are able to complete the refresher. However if you choose to do the refresher program but are unable to go down with the rest of the group despite the Divemaster/ Instructor's best efforts, you will still be charged full price for the program.
PADI Scuba Review
Duration: 1 day
Prerequisites: Entry level or higher certification
The PADI Scuba Review is mandatory if you have not dived in over 5 years. This PADI designed Review program consists of classroom sessions the evening before, where the most important aspects of dive theory will be revised and a quick quiz too will be give to you to answer.
The following morning after setting up equipment you will be taken to our confined or shallow water area by the Instructor/Divemaster and all the shallow water skills that were done as part of the Open Water Course will be repeated once again so you can practice them and get comfortable with them again.
This is then followed by one easy relaxed dive to a maximum of 18m with the instructor. The focus of the dive will be to ensure that you regain your buoyancy skills and confidence as a diver. The PADI Scuba Review is a full and extensive brush up that is essential for your safety after a long break from diving. If you have not dived in a while this course is a wonderful way to get back into diving.
Our staff is extremely experienced and will do their level best to ensure that you are able to complete the Scuba review Program. However if you choose to do the Scuba Review program but are unable to go down with the rest of the group despite the instructor's best efforts, you will still be charged full price for the program.
PADI Discover Scuba Diving (DSD)
Duration: 1 day.
Swimming skills: Not Required.
Min. age: 10.
Max. depth: 12m.
The world's most popular introduction to diving with the Dive Today philosophy, this entry-level program allows you to experience the magic of being and breathing underwater. A briefing of equipment and basic breathing skills, followed by a practice session in shallow water prepares you for the experience of a lifetime. You'll explore wonderful coral reef, feel the amazing weightlessness of diving, and see things you've never seen before€¦all on your first dive. The constant supervision and guidance of our PADI certified dive masters and instructors make this the perfect first step towards satisfying your curiosity of the sea. DSD skills may be credited towards the PADI Scuba Diver and Open Water courses.
Our staff is extremely experienced and will do their level best to ensure that you are able to complete the Discover Scuba Program. However if you choose to do this program but are not able to complete it despite the instructor's best efforts, you will still be charged full price for the program.
PADI Scuba Diver (SD)
Duration: 2 - 3 days.
Swimming skills: Required.
Min. age: 10 yrs for Junior Open Water Diver / 15 yrs for Open Water Diver.
Max. depth: 12m for Junior Open Water Diver / 18m for Open Water Diver.
The PADI Scuba Diver course embraces the fundamentals of Scuba Diving in Andaman, perfect for travelers, who have limited amount of time. You will definitely procure a pool of enjoyment in less time. Within 3-theory modules, one day for compassed training to improve water skills; coupled with two open-water dives as far as 12 meters. And, for this, you will be given a permanent license that permits to dive into 12 meters under the guidance of the diving instructor or specialist. The good news is that The Scuba Diver certification is allowed in any part of the world with the flexibility of upgrading to PADI Open Water certification at any instant. If you are passionate about diving and don't have much adequate time, Andaman Scuba Diving course is the best way to live your dreams.
PADI Open Water Diver (OWD)
Time Interval: 4 days.
Swimming Skills: Mandatory.
Min. age: 10 yrs required for Junior Open Water Diver / 15 yrs required for Open Water Diver.
Max. Depth: 12m required for Junior Open Water Diver / 18m for Open Water Diver.
If the idea of exploring magnificent coral reef, swimming over the ruins of a sunken ship, and coming face to face with amazing creatures of the sea fascinates you, then this is your ticket to intense adventure. Become a trained and certified diver with the PADI Open Water Course.
This diving course will give you the basics of diving with a classic blend of 5-modules theory- 1 day of confined training classes to enhance water skills, with proper equipment and troubleshooting techniques; and the great 4 open-water dives for over 2 days.
The course is suitable for anybody with a basic level of comfort in the water & basic swimming skills and can pursue a steady headway of skill development. The Open Water Diver certification is applicable in each corner of the world and even doesn't need any resumption.
PADI Adventure Diver (AD)
Time Interval: 1 - 2 days
Requirement: Open Water Diver Certification
Swimming Skills: Mandatory
Min. age: 12 yrs required for Junior Adventure Diver / 15 yrs required for Adventure Diver.
Max. Depth: 18m required for Junior Adventure Diver / 30m for Adventure Diver.
If you have already incorporated the basics of diving and are curious about what the blue waves offer, then make a great start with amazing PADI adventures in Diving curriculum. The three dives of this diving certification course are under the vision of our instructors. In this program, you will be going to procure safe and amazing diving activities that will enhance your diving skills for sure.
Predominantly, you are allowed to select your desired dives. With Barefoot Scuba, you can try wonderful buoyancy, wreck diving, deep diving, multilevel & computer diving, search & recovery, night diving, and underwater navigation, naturalist, and photography.
Just choose and enjoy. The three adventurous alternatives of Diving program are accredited with the Advanced Open Water course. And, this will keep you just 2 dives distant from your next great certification.
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (AOWD)
Duration: 2 - 3 days.
Prerequisites: Open Water Diver certification.
Swimming skills: Required.
Min. age: 12 yrs for Junior Adv Open Water Diver / 15 yrs for Adv Open Water Diver.
Max. depth: 18m for Junior Adv Open Water Diver / 30m for Adv Open Water Diver.
If you've learnt the fundamentals of diving and are curious about what the big blue has to offer then start with the PADI Adventures in Diving program. Under the supervision of our instructors, the five dives of this certification course allow you to safely experience some of diving's most rewarding specialty activities, while helping you improve your dive skills.
Of the 5 dives in this course, the Deep Dive and the Navigation Dive are mandatory for all students to complete. You get to choose the remaining 3 dives that interest you. With Barefoot Scuba you can try deep diving, underwater navigation, wreck diving, night diving, search and recovery, underwater naturalist, multilevel and computer diving, peak performance buoyancy and underwater photography.
This course is highly recommended for divers planning to dive the Andamans as some of our top sites require an Advanced level of certification.
If the Night dive is chosen as one of the dives in the course, a minimum of 2 students are required for this dive.
If the underwater Photography dive is chosen as one of the dives in the course there will be an additional surcharge of Rs.1000 per student.