PADI Scuba Diver Course

A subset of the PADI Open Water Diver course, the Scuba Diver program is the best for you if you are short on time but really want to become a diver. This beginner-level diving course is your best bet especially if you want to go diving with a dive guide. Scuba Diver is an intermediate step for earning an Open Water Diver certification.

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PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to:

  • Scuba dive under the direct supervision of a PADI professional to a maximum depth of 12 meters (40 feet).
  • Obtain air fills, rent, or purchase scuba equipment
  • Participate in dive activities as long as properly supervised
  • Continue dive training by completing the Open Water Diver certification
  • Take certain speciality diver courses

One must be ten years old or older in order to enroll in a PADI Scuba Diver course/ Junior Scuba Diver course. You should be in good physical health and have adequate swimming skills. You don’t need any prior experience with scuba diving. However, trying it first through the Discover Scuba Diving program would be a good idea.


The PADI Scuba Diver course comprises three main phases:

  • Knowledge development (eLearning, independent study or in a classroom)- This includes understanding the basic principles of scuba diving (only the first 3 of 5 sections of the Open Water Diver course).
  • Confined water dives for learning the basic scuba skills- only the first 3 of 5 dives of the Open Water Diver course
  • Open water dives for using your skills and exploring- only 2 of 4 dives of the Open Water Diver course


In this PADI course, you will learn to use the basic scuba gear (a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device, and a tank). The equipment you will use will vary depending on whether you are diving in cold, temperate, or tropical water. The equipment needed by you will be explained by your instructor. They may also suggest additional educational materials like a logbook.

Check with Aqua Nomad, a 5-star PADI facility to get advice about everything you need for your diving adventures.

Getting started

You can get started by registering on the PADI app of PADI. There are other home study options as well such as the Open Water Diver Manual and Open Water Diver Video (a book and DVD package). You can also enroll in the course at Dive Andaman if you are vacationing in Havelock Island. Along with the dives with your PADI instructor, you will also gain knowledge about confines and open water dives.

Diving in Havelock Island 

Scuba diving is one of the most popular water activities in the world. In India, the Andaman Islands are known for having the best diving spots. Havelock Island is surrounded by underwater coastal belts, which are home to a dense ecosystem of coral reefs and formations. A good chunk of visitors are attracted to the isles owing to excellent diving opportunities, along with calm and peaceful beaches, as well as delicious seafood. 

If you are a nature lover along with an adrenaline junkie as well, then you should know that the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are counted among the best places for scuba diving across India. Your trip to this island would be incomplete without a dip in its serene waters that is oozing with rich marine life. Its marine life is world-famous and thus, considered perfect for scuba diving. Swimming freely in the Indian Ocean surrounded by colourful corals, sea turtles, clownfish, stingrays, and various other underwater species is something that you will not forget ever. It’s like swimming in a huge aquarium. Interesting, isn’t it! That is why, scuba diving in Swaraj Dweep is gaining so much popularity in every nook and corner of the country.

Especially for divers, the biggest reason to travel to the Andaman Islands is to witness the majestic underwater world. Scuba diving here lets you witness the miraculous world that exists under the waves. The most exciting thing to know is that the colourful corals and rich marine life are right there at your doorstep. Just take a dip with your scuba gear and you are transported into a new world within a few seconds. Life is too short to miss out on this paradise! We strongly recommend adding scuba diving in Havelock Island to your travel bucket list. 

The Andaman Islands are home to some of the most gorgeous beaches in India. It has the most pristine beaches, pleasant weather, colourful corals, and so many enthralling activities. One of the top things to do here is diving. Visit Havelock Island which is the most famous island located in the Andamans. A splendid gem, it is the hub of adventurous water activities and diving is among the most popular ones. 

The oceanic floor of Havelock Island is home to the most gorgeous marine life that you can experience with your own eyes if you take a plunge into it. While diving here, the most astonishing thing that you can witness is the stunning marine world. The fun never stops in the Andamans. Along with being the top destination for chilling and relaxing at a gorgeous beach or in your beachfront cottage, the archipelago is an excellent hub of water sports. Diving is something that you should definitely try here.

Reaching Havelock Island

There are ferries plying from Port Blair that take nearly two and a half hours to reach Havelock Island. Booking in advance is not necessary. You can ask the hotel/resort receptionist to book it for you.

About Dive Andaman

Located in the gorgeous Havelock Island, Dive Andaman is a PADI 5-star facility that offers scuba diving as well as diving education. Your first scuba diving experience has to be extra-special. There should not be any compromise made on that. Therefore, we will suggest you to book your diving slot with this renowned centre. Before actually going down the water, all the basic education regarding scuba diving will be imparted to you so that you can make the most of your experience. 

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