Scuba Diving Courses

Why choose Gypsy Divers ?

Open Water Dive course in Havelock Islands, Andaman |  | PADI certification courses | Learn Scuba Diving

Gypsy Divers is run by experienced, committed and passionate PADI Certified Dive Masters & Dive Instructors who follow International Training Standards. Your Safety is our first Priority. Whether you are a first time diver or a Pro Certified Fun Diver diving for years, we ensure personal attention to each and everyone who dives with us.

We recognize that different people learn at different speeds – besides, you are on vacation and may want to spread out your training. We are flexible about our course durations. Your course will run as long as is needed in order for you to learn the skills in the program. We go with your comfort level. Sometimes, if the Instructor feels the need, we include an extra dive in the same course to ensure your training is not compromised. Our patient Dive Masters and Instructors give adequate time and attention to each and every student till he/she gets it right. That's also one of the reasons we get rave reviews from all over.

We do our best to make every dive course and dive programme a very personal and memorable experience. Our team brings a wealth of experience, commitment and passion - a team with global experience who genuinely enjoys sharing diving experience with our guests. Our passion for scuba diving and the ocean drives our Dive Instructors and Dive Masters to ensure our guests of all ages understand the details about dives gear, marine life, fish identification, dive sites, ocean conservation, etc after every dive.

Our dive center boasts of a great and healthy marine reef with safe and shallow golden white sandy patch on our private Gypsy Beach. It is perfect for Confined Water Training sessions during the courses with students as well as for training the first time dive programme guests. The courses' dive sessions are done in an open air classroom, under coconut trees, just front of the beach. We maintain separate sets of dive equipment for students, courses & fun divers.

Our Dive Instructors, Dive masters and rest of the team is always ready to help you and happy to answer all your questions regarding diving, dive center, dive equipment, air quality certification, safety records, dive boat, medical issues, etc. So don't hesitate and feel free to ask any question you might have.

Gypsy Divers' primary focus is to provide a safe, friendly and fun environment for all guests to learn to dive and advance within the sport to the highest level that they can achieve. Our team is happy to guide all students with all options if they want to take up advanced dive courses in future or on how they can explore dive sites all over the world.

PADI Scuba Diver Course

Do you have less time, yet want to learn and dive, with a guide? Then, the Scuba Diver Course is the one you should choose. It is a part of the Open Water Dive course.

This course is a halfway step towards the Open Water Dive course.

Scuba Diver Course consists of independent learning, to understand the basics of scuba diving.

You will first be taught the first 3 of 5 sections, of the Open Water Dive course.

You finish with 2 open water dives, from the 4 comprising the Open Water Dive course.

Scuba Diver course in Havelock Islands, Andaman |  | PADI certification courses | Learn Scuba Diving
Pre-requisites
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Swimming Skill Required
Max Depth
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Up to 12 m
Duration
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1.5 - 2 days
Min Age
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10 years

INR 16,500.00

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PADI Open Water Dive Course

If you are curious about scuba diving and the undersea world, this course is your introduction to it.

To enroll in this course, you must be at least 10 years old, healthy and possessing sufficient swimming skills. No previous knowledge of scuba diving is required.

You learn to use the basic scuba equipment, which comprises a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, appliance to control buoyancy and a tank. Equipment you wear varies according to tropical, temperate or cold water.

Confined water in shallow water sessions begins after you are fitted with scuba gear. Your instructor will teach you the techniques you have read and viewed, in your academic program. Your dives will be recorded and approved by your instructor, before you dive in open waters of the sea.

You will receive your certification, as soon as your open water dives are approved by your instructor.

Open Water Dive course in Havelock Islands, Andaman |  | PADI certification courses | Learn Scuba Diving
Pre-requisites
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Basic Swimming Skills
Max Depth
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Up to 18 m
Duration
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4 - 5 days
Min Age
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10 years

INR 25,000.00

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PADI Advanced Open Water Dive Course

Enhance your confidence and skills, by enrolling for this course, after you complete your Open Water Dive course. The Advanced Open Water Dive Course is carefully planned, to enhance your diving skills.

To qualify, you should have completed the Open Water Dive course and be at least 12 years old.

If you have already completed the Adventure Diver Course, you only need to complete 2 more Adventure Dives, to complete this course.

You will plan your ideal sequence of learning, with your instructor. You can choose, from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are a total of 5 dives. Deep Adventure Dive and Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive are mandatory. The rest of the 3 dives are optional.

While studying the Deep Adventure Dive, you will learn how to plan dives, in order to face the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive fine tunes your navigation skills and teaches you, the judicious use of kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.

Acquiring more facts and skills, such as photography, buoyancy control, fish identification or wreck exploration, depends on your interest and the consequent adventures.

So hone your competencies, gain varied experiences and log your dives, to explore new features of scuba diving.

Advanced Open Water Dive course in Havelock Islands, Andaman |  | PADI certification courses | Learn Scuba Diving
Pre-requisites
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Open Water Diver Course
Max Depth
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Up to 30 m
Duration
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2 - 3 days
Min Age
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15 years

INR 22,000.00

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PADI Open Water + Advanced OW Combo

If you have time on your hands, we recommend taking up the combo for Open Water and Advanced Open Water courses together.

Doing both together significantly helps you learn better and becoming a better diver. You will be able to retain your skills longer since you will be able to better internalize the diving skills into your muscle memory. With this course, you will be able to dive up to 30m and thereby visit some of the best sites of Andamans. Besides, the combo course works out to be staggeringly good value.

Once done with the combo certification, you are ready to travel the world like Gypsies into the seven oceans with your PADI certification.

Open Water Dive course in Havelock Islands, Andaman |  | PADI certification courses | Learn Scuba Diving
Pre-requisites
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Basic Swimming Skills
Max Depth
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30 m
Duration
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7 - 8 days
Min Age
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15 years

INR 44,000.00

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PADI Adventure Diver Course

The Adventure Diver Course is a subset or a part of Advanced Open Water Dive course. It is a gateway / opening, to a long list of scuba adventures like fish identification, digital underwater photography or dry suit diving. You will be certified, as an Adventure Diver, after three adventure dives.

Besides using basic scuba equipment, you will also learn to use specialized gear, depending on the choice of your adventure dives.

Supplementary gear, such as dive light for night dives or a lift bag for search & recovery diving, may be suggested by your instructor.

You can plan with you instructor, on what you want to know. It can be enhancing your buoyancy skills or planning the Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure Dive or identification of marine life; the choice is yours.

Adventure Diver course in Havelock Islands, Andaman |  | PADI certification courses | Learn Scuba Diving
Pre-requisites
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Open Water Diver Course
Max Depth
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Up to 30 m
Duration
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2 days
Min Age
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10 / 15 years

INR 17,500.00

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PADI Emergency First Response Course- EFR

EFR training instills confidence in untrained rescuers and prepares them, for a quick response in medical emergencies. Participants learn easy to follow steps, for emergency management, with the help of self-study manuals, videos and quick reference cards.

Our EFR course meets the CPR and first aid training requirements needed for the PADI Rescue Diver course and all professional level ratings. They are based on globally recognized medical guidelines for emergency care.

The EFR course covers the following topic

  • Primary Care (cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR): This course teaches you to deal with life –threatening emergencies. You will carry out eight skills, for assisting patients, who are not breathing, have no heartbeat, probably have a spinal cord injury, probably may be in a shock or may be bleeding heavily. You will learn how to give CPR and monitor patients, to increase the chances of his/ her survival, till emergency medical help arrives.
  • Secondary Care or First Aid: You will learn to provide first aid, to alleviate pain and lessen risks, in conditions that do not pose a threat to life, when medical services are unavailable or delayed. You will learn to assess a range of injuries and practice bandaging and splinting.
  • Childcare: You will learn, practice and apply emergency care skills related, to emergencies involving infants and children. This course is specially devised for individuals, who work with children and may have to deal, with emergencies involving young people. This course is frequently included with Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) courses.
  • CPR & AED: Many a time, your place of work or government rules requires you, to learn CPR and handling of an AED (automated external defibrillator). This course focuses on these aspects. This course is often merged /included in the First Aid at Work programs.
  • First Aid at the Workplace: Government regulations in Great Britain, Australia and Canada stipulate, enhanced CPR and first aid training, at the workplace. This course therefore includes additional topics and skills, to meet governmental requirement and still maintains,the ease of learning EFR approach.
  • Refresh your EFR skills: It is prudent to update your CPR and first aid skills every 24 months, to be prepared for emergencies. This course enables this goal.
Emergency First Response (EFR) course in Havelock Islands, Andaman |  | PADI certification courses | Learn Scuba Diving
Pre-requisites
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None
Max Depth
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NA
Duration
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1 day
Min Age
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15 years

INR 9,000.00

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PADI Rescue Diver Course

Focused learning of skills and prevention & management of problems in the water, is at the core of this course. As you learn and practice, you become more confident of your diving skills and problem solving becomes second nature.

Adventure Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive are eligible, for the Rescue Diver course. You should also have trained (within the past 24 months) in Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid). You can undergo and complete this training during the Rescue Diver course. You may be simultaneously offered the specialty diver course Emergency Oxygen Provider, by your instructor.

The Rescue Diver course prepares you, to handle minor and major dive emergencies, using diverse techniques. As you acquire more information and perform rescue exercises, your anticipation and response to emergencies is sharpened.

Subjects include: Self-rescue, identifying and managing stress in other divers, management of emergency &equipment and rescuing frightened / panicked divers.

To effectively achieve the above, you will be using basic scuba gear and a pocket mask, to practice in-water resuscitation. While performing exercises, you will deal with oxygen unit, marker buoys and floats. You may possibly work on a CPR mannequins. Your instructor may suggest additional gear.

Pre-requisites
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Advance Open Water + EFR
Max Depth
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NA
Duration
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3 days
Min Age
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15 years

INR 19,200.00

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PADI Master Scuba Diver

The Master Scuba Diver is a demanding course. Less than two percent divers achieve this rating. But on completion of the course, you join the honored cream of the crop of divers, who are respected for their considerable experience and in-depth scuba training. People know that a Master Scuba Diver has spent significant time underwater and had your share of dive adventures.

The minimum eligibility for Master Scuba Diver is 12 years.

Your exciting journey starts by first completing the Open Water Dive course and following it up with Advanced Open Water Dive course and Rescue Diver Course. You will also need five Specialty Diver certifications and should have logged a minimum of 50 dives.

Pre-requisites
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OW+AOW+SPECIALITY DIVER + 50 LOG DIVES
Max Depth
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NA
Duration
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NA
Min Age
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12 years

INR 45,000.00

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PADI Dive Master Course

The Divemaster course is for people seeking an exciting and fulfilling career in scuba diving. As a divemaster, you get an opportunity to supervise scuba diving activities and diver training. You can thus inspire and motivate others and convert scuba diving into a fun activity.

The Divemaster course is your initial level of professional training. Your instructor will help you to hone your dive skills and improve your rescue skills. You will thus be able to foresee and solve common problems.

Consequently, you will become a role model for other divers, on the strength of your competencies in dive knowledge, management and supervision.

You should have completed the Rescue Diver course and be at least 18 years of age to qualify.

The following are mandatory requirements:

  • You should have trained in Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) , within the past 24 months.
  • A medical certificate signed by a physician, within the last 12 months.
  • You should have completed, at least 40 logged dives, to begin the course and further 60 dives to earn certification.

Divemaster course works on your leadership skills and prepares you, to assume control and take responsibility of dive activities.

Subjects and workshops comprise:

  • Watch, direct and help students in dive activities
  • The responsibilities and traits of a Divemaster
  • Ensuring safety of divers and management of risk
  • Conducting programs and enabling sharpening of specialized skills
  • Business of diving and managing your career
  • Knowledge and understanding of the dive environment
  • Dive infrastructure and its management
  • Creating maps of an open water site
  • Coordinating dive briefings /meetings
  • Planning and executing a search and recovery project and also a deep dive
  • Carrying out a scuba review and skin diver course
  • Heading Discover Local Diving and helping in Discover Scuba Diving programs.
Pre-requisites
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Rescue Diver + EFR + 40 LOG DIVES
Max Depth
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NA
Duration
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30 - 60 days
Min Age
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15 years

INR 45,000.00

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Be a responsible traveler and diver.

Let us be environmentally conscious and strive to preserve the pristine beauty of the ANDAMANS.

Here are a few pointers.

Fresh water resources in Havelock are dwindling, with increase in tourist footfalls. Conserve water by limiting the use of water for showers. Reducing laundry is another way.

Avoid use of plastics and disposables. Please do not get rid of non- biodegradable trash in the ocean. Dispose trash in a responsible manner. Plastics cause damage and death to marine life, with long lasting harmful effects.

Coral growth is very slow. Please do not touch or break them. Even a touch can destroy their protective mucous covering and render it vulnerable to attack by other organisms.

Please do not patronize businesses that operate in an eco-unfriendly manner.

Do not give sweets or gifts to local children, as it increases dependency and associates tourists to freebies. Instead, contribute to organizations and NGOs working for the island's welfare.

Do not employ anyone to take you on a tribal tour, which is prohibited.



Packages

COURSES DAYS DIVES Price In INR
SCUBA DIVER 2 2 16500
OPEN WATER 4 4 25000
OPEN WATER + Advanced OW Combo 7/8 9 44000
ADVENTURE DIVER 2 3 17500
ADVANCE OPEN WATER 3 5 22000
FIRST AID & EFR 1 - 9000
RESCUE DIVER 2 4 19200
DIVE MASTER (COURSE ONLY) 15 5 45000


PADI COMBO OFFERS

COURSES DAYS DIVES Price In INR
OPEN WATER + ADVANCE ADVENTURE 6 2 + 5 36000
ADVANCE OPEN WATER + FIRST AID & EFR + RESCUE 6 5 + 3 39500
OPEN WATER TO DIVE MASTER 3 (Months) 60 150000


 

Inclusion

PADI certification
Log book.
eBooks.
All necessary equipment

Exclusions

Photographs
Stay during the courses
Travelling, Vehicle.
Meals

Other Information

What to wear

  • Swimwear
  • Do not wear expensive jewelry or watches

You need to carry

  • Towel
  • Swimwear
  • Personal medicines
  • Tropical weather clothing
  • Cap, Sunglasses, Footwear
 

Terms & Conditions

Prices Include Full Gear Rental.

Underwater Photography / Video Complimentary (except Snorkeling). Please do remember to bring a Memory Card or Usb Drive To Take The Photos.

Camera charges for Snorkeling Rs. 500 extra.

No Refund For Cancellation Of Try Dive, DSD & Bubble Maker Dive.

18% GST Applicable on all dives as per current current GOI regulations.