Become Open Water Diver From Mumbai & Lakshadweep


Tour Details

Explore diving in Lakshadweep

There are only a few dive operators to choose from and these can be found on the islands of Bangaram, Kadmat, Kavaratti and Minicoy.

The islands have limited accommodation so be sure to book in advance to secure a spot. As waters are quite calm and current is moderate, this is an ideal destination for new divers while more experienced divers will not be disappointed with the rich marine biodiversity and unsplit reefs.

The diving sites at Lakshadweep consist of sloping reefs, caves, coral gardens, overhangs, shipwrecks and some drift diving. Bangaram and Kavaratti tend to see more visitors while Kadmat and Minicoy are quiet and remote. Both Bangaram and Minicoy offer wreck dives while there are caves to explore off Kavaratti. 

When to dive in Lakshadweep

The best time to book a trip to Lakshadweep is during October to May as the weather is favorable and waters are calm. The water temperature is warm at 80-82°F (27-28°C) and you can expect excellent visibility which can stretch up to 150ft (45m).

Medical Requirements 

Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving.

Avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. Instructors, dive masters and dive shop staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.

* If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).

* Prerequisites & Minimum Age

* Course prerequisites: able to swim, medically fit for diving, comfortable in the water

* During the Open Water Diver course, your instructor will ask you to:

* Float or tread water without aids for 10 minutes

* Swim 200 meters/yards with no aids or 300 meters/yards with mask, fins and snorkel

* Minimum age: 10

* Divers certified between the ages of 10-14 earn a Junior Diver certification

Junior Open Water Divers automatically become Open Water Divers at age 15. Any replacement certification card or eCardpurchased the day after the diver's 15th birthday will automatically show an Open Water Diver (not Jr. Open Water Diver) certification.

Children eight or older can try scuba diving in a pool (or pool-like environment). Ask your PADI Dive Shop about a Bubblemaker experience or birthday party. Children who are comfortable in the water can participate in the PADI Seal Teamprogram, a multi-day pool diving experience.

Other Costs & Equipment

This course requires both knowledge development and water training for certification. When you purchase a PADI eLearning course from our website, the cost covers the knowledge development portion only.

There will be an additional cost to complete your certification with a PADI Instructor. The cost depends on class size, location, and whether or not you need to rent equipment.

Most dive shops require students to provide their own mask, fins and snorkel. If you already own a mask, snorkel and/or fins, bring them to your instructor before your first in water session. Some snorkeling masks and fins are inadequate for scuba diving.

Basic scuba gear, including a regulator, buoyancy control device (BCD), dive computer and cylinder, may or may not be included with the in water training cost.

You may also need to buy or rent exposure protection (wetsuit or drysuit) depending on the diving environment.

After This Course 

Experience new adventures with a PADI Instructor by your side. PADI continuing education courses like Advanced Open Water Diver and Deep Diver will help you develop your skills as a diver. Learn more about PADI Specialty courses.

Not sure which specialty to try first? Try the Advanced Open Water Diver course, it's like a specialty sampler platter.

* Improve your navigation and buoyancy skills while you try new activities like wreck diving, night diving, or digital imaging

* Choose from more than 20 specialty diving options

* An Advanced Open Water Diver certification also opens the door to dive sites deeper than 18m/60ft

If you don't have the opportunity to dive for six months (or longer), you can quickly refresh the knowledge and skills you learned in Open Water with the PADI ReActivate® program. Your PADI certification never expires, but after a long period of inactivity, you may want to brush up on diving fundamentals and safety procedures,

How to Get There

Fly to Agatti Aerodrome, the only airport in Lakshadweep which is on Agatti Island on Air India Regional which departs from Kochi or Bangalore. Alternatively, there are several passenger ships and helicopter services to reach the islands.                                                                                                                                                              Note: 

* Flight Tickets are not included 

* Minimum 15 Person batch for Lakshadweep diving trips.

* If a 15-person batch is not filled we will reschedule for the next travel date/destination.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Important Note:                                                                                                                                                                                                             *Entry to Lakshadweep is restricted with Permit. Applying for a permit we need a soft copy of the following documents from your side.

1. Police Clearance certificate (PCC)

2. Photo

3. Adhaar Card

4. Date of birth

5. Name of Father

6. Mobile No

7. Email Id

Once we apply for a permit it takes 7-10 working days for approval. 

  • Diving Log book
  • Swimming Pool Charge
  • Day 1 & 2 Only Pool session charges included
  • Beach side accomodation with double occupancy
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Open Water Diver Certification
  • 2 Confined Dive Session im Mumbai
  • 4 Deep Dive Till 12/18mts
  • All Transportation
  • Dive Centre Charges
  • Equipment’s Charges
  • Instructor Charges
  • Internal Ferry (Cruise ) Tickets
  • Scuba Diving Boat Charges
  • Permit
  • Flight Tickets
  • Dinner
  • Not Mentioned in Itinerary
  • Extra fun dives
  • Mumbai Day 1 & 2 Stay/Food & Transportaion
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How to Earn your Scuba Diving Certification Dive Brief

Learn about scuba diving principles and terminology (either offline or online), then learn basic scuba skills in a pool (or pool-like environment) with a highly trained PADI Instructor. When you're ready, make four dives in an open water environment (the ocean, a lake) with your instructor supporting you every step of the way.

Independent Study PADI eLearning

PADI eLearning makes it easy to fit scuba lessons into a busy schedule. Learn about scuba diving principles and terminology whenever, wherever it's convenient for you. It's your course on your time. Study offline, or online using a computer or mobile device. Connect with your instructor whenever you have a question. eLearning time commitment: 5-10 hours

Day 1 Pool Session Diving Session Start with Your Instructor & Team

1. Introduction: The instructors will introduce themselves and provide an overview of the course objectives and safety guidelines. 2. Equipment Familiarization: Participants will learn about the diving gear, including the mask, snorkel, fins, buoyancy control device (BCD), regulator, and tank. They'll learn how to assemble, disassemble, and maintain the equipment. 3. Basic Skills Training: Participants will practice essential skills in the safety of the pool. This may include: * Breathing and equalizing techniques * Clearing water from the mask * Retrieving and clearing a regulator * Buoyancy control exercises * Emergency procedures like sharing air with a buddy 4. Underwater Communication: Participants will learn basic hand signals and communication techniques used while diving. 5. Practice Dives: Depending on the progress and comfort level of participants, they may conduct simulated dives in the pool to practice their skills.

Day 2 Pool Session Diving Session Start with Your Instructor & Team

1. Review: The instructor will recap the skills learned on Day 1 and address any questions or concerns. 2. Skill Refinement: Participants will continue practicing and refine the skills learned in the previous session. 3. The instructor may introduce new skills or scenarios to build confidence and competence. 4. Dive Planning: Participants may learn about dive planning, including factors like depth, bottom time, air consumption, and safety stops. 5. Emergency Scenarios: Participants will practice responding to various emergency situations, such as out-of-air emergencies, equipment malfunctions, or lost buddy scenarios. 6. Evaluation: The instructor will assess participants' progress and readiness for open water dives based on their performance during the pool sessions.

Day 3 Lakshadweep Arrival

On arrival at Lakshadweep (Agati Airport) by flight, you will be received and transferred to jetty (Harbour) to catch ferry for Kavaratti Island (1.30hrs Journey), Reaching to Kavaratti Island, you will be received and transferred to Hotel / Resort. Rest for the evening.

Day 4 Start OWD Session, Review and Briefing

1. Review and Briefing: The day typically starts with a review of the skills learned on the previous days. The instructor will also brief the participants on the objectives and activities planned for the day. 2. Skill Practice: Participants will practice more advanced diving skills under the guidance of their instructor. This may include buoyancy control, navigation, buddy communication, and emergency procedures. 3. Dive Planning: Participants will learn about dive planning, including factors such as depth, bottom time, air consumption, and safety stops. They may also practice using dive tables or dive computers to plan their dives. 4. Open Water Dive(s): Participants will complete one or more open water dives to apply the skills they've learned. These dives may include exploring a reef, practicing navigation, or completing specific tasks assigned by the instructor. 5. Debriefing: After the dives, there will be a debriefing session where participants discuss their experiences, review any challenges encountered, and receive feedback from the instructor.

Day 5 Advanced Skills Practice & Certification

1. Advanced Skills Practice: Participants will continue to refine their diving skills, focusing on more advanced techniques such as deep diving, underwater photography, or night diving. 2. Emergency Scenarios: Participants may simulate emergency scenarios such as out-of-air situations, entanglement, or lost buddy procedures. This helps them develop the necessary skills and confidence to handle unexpected situations underwater. 3. Final Assessments: Depending on the certification program, participants may be required to demonstrate mastery of specific skills through written exams and practical assessments. 4. Fun Dive: To celebrate the completion of the course, participants may have the opportunity to go on a recreational dive where they can simply enjoy the underwater environment without the pressure of skill assessments. 5. Certification: Upon successful completion of the course requirements, participants will receive their open water diving certification, allowing them to dive independently within the limits of their training. * Throughout both days, safety remains the top priority, and participants will be closely supervised by their instructor to ensure a safe and enjoyable diving experience.

Day 6 Leisure Day

You Can Explore Island on Your Own. or you can go for fun dives. (Pay on time)

Day 7 Departure

Check out from the resorts, catch ferry to transfer Agatti airport, back to home with All Diving Memories of your tour. Waiting For Your Next Call for New Diving Destination Trip.

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13,833/- Month/PP Pay On 6 Month No Cost EMI
  • 4N
  • 12, June, 2024
  • 20 Availability
  • Total Price 76,999.00
  • Depature Time 2024-06-12 12:00 PM
  • Return 2024-06-16 12:00 PM
  • Total Capacity 20 Persons