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Scuba diving certificate

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Scuba Diving Certificate

Scuba diving should definitely be on everyone’s bucket list. The flora and fauna under the sea have a lot of wonders to offer those who seek it. Scuba dive in Goa and discover the mystery behind the pristine waters. The scuba dive packages that Atlantis Watersports offer are complete and easily accessible. Our accommodating staff and scuba diving instructors will professionally / comfortably usher you to the marvels hidden beneath the seas of Goa.

Scuba Dive Packages

At Atlantis Watersports, we offer our scuba dive packages at competitive costs. We assure you that it will be well worth your every penny, as merely seeing the splendid landscapes under the sea is enough to whet your appetite. Safety is our highest priority. We are fully equipped with safety gear that will ensure you have a hassle free and safe diving experience.

Scuba dive lessons

Our scuba dive lessons are very neophyte friendly. We deal with many first time divers on a regular basis and have therefore devised our diving modules to ensure the right balance of safety and adventure is maintained at all times. Your diving experience is sure to be filled with loads of fun as you get to spend up to an hour with a plethora of sea creatures, corals and other marine life that you may have never seen before.

Scuba Diving Certificate

You will surely brag about your Scuba Diving Certificate, you can avail this by paying minimal amount of Rs. 300/-
Please note that you can also avail a short video clip of 2 to 3 minutes by paying Rs. 250/- per person.

DEPARTURE LOCATION Dive Center
DIVE DURATION 20 mins
WEAR
  • Please carry swimwear, T-Shirt, Shorts
  • Sun cream, hat, sunglasses
  • Towel
INCLUSIONS
Pick / Drop from the Dive Centre
Approx. 45 Min. training in the swimming pool/shallow water
An instructor-supervised dive in the open sea.(Approx 20 Min.)
Equipment rental / Boat hire
Light snacks/ fruits, water/ juice / Biscuits
Take Away Lunch ( Veg / Chicken Biriyani)
Dolphin Sighting
Photos (Depending on your comfort level and ocean currents).
Videos (Depending on your comfort level and ocean currents).

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Additional information

MONTH OF OPERATION October to May
ENVIRONMENTAL TIP Please help us save the Ocean from pollution and beach litter

ITINERARY

7:00am to 7:45am – Training at dive centre

Report by 7:00am to ensure you don’t miss out on important safety and technical guidelines given by our professional instructors. Coaching will be carried out in a swimming pool.  

7:45am to 8:30am – Break

Treat yourselves with a light snack at the in-house café (at a reasonable rate) or just kick back and relax.  

8:30am to 9:00am – Dive centre to boat jetty

Be escorted to the boat jetty from where your boat trip to Grande Island will begin. Light refreshments will be provided on-board, however if you’d like some additional snacks, you can get these at the jetty itself.  

9:30am to 10:30am – Boat jetty to dive site (Grande Island)

En-route to the island, feast your eyes on Goa’s hump-back dolphins, the Aguada Jail, Asia’s first light-house, the famous Billionaire’s Palace (Diamond Merchant) and more exciting views to keep you engaged.  

10:30am to 1:30pm – Experience diving

Our instructor supervised dive for beginners lasts about 15-20 min at 12 meters depth (max). Certified divers get to experience 2 diving locations, depth ranges from 12 to 18 meters (duration depends on rate of oxygen consumption).  

1:30 to 2:30pm – Dive site to boat jetty (Return)

Re-energise yourself with light refreshments while you make your way back to the boat jetty.  

2:30 to 3:00pm – Boat jetty to dive centre

 

FAQ's

Why learn to dive with Atlantis Watersports?

Atlantis Watersports’ proficiency in the following makes it an unbeatable destination for all your water sports needs – We put your safety first, enjoy watersports and trips at unbeatable prices, book easily online, one-of-a-kind excursions, trained & fully qualified staff and we enjoy the goodwill of our customers to the extent that almost 80% of them are either repeat of referred to by our existing customers.

How old does one need to be to dive?

Anyone over 10 years of age. Having said that, we grant an exception for a few 8 and 9 year olds provided they meet a certain criteria as laid down by our professional divers. What is the global minimum age a child must be before attempting this sport? A majority of scuba diving organizations set the minimum age limit at 12 years.

Is there any maximum age limit?

While you must be at least 10 years of age to be a certified diver, you can never be too old to attempt it.

Is it a difficult sport to learn?

No, it isn’t. If you’re comfortable in the water and can swim it will be a walk in the park. However, if you aren’t any of those two things, our instructors will make sure you comfortable to a level where you can enjoy it as well.

Is it dangerous?

No, it isn’t. Whenever injuries do occur though, it is only because careful attention wasn’t paid during training or the instructor wasn’t certified.

Why do my ears hurt when I dive down?

This usually happens when the water pressure on your eardrums aren’t equal. While training with us you will learn techniques to correct this phenomenon which may help you when you are on your next flight too.

I wear contacts, will that be a problem?

Not at all. Make sure your face mask is fastened correctly so that water doesn’t fill up in them and you will be fine.

What should a diver never do before diving?

Never drink and dive, never eat a big meal before you dive and never lie about any medical condition you may have to your dive instructor before you dive.

What is the meaning of ‘Certification’?

You get a certificate when you have completed all the training and safety tasks related to scuba diving successfully.

What does PADI stand for?

Professional Association of Diving Instructors. Know more at http://www.padi.com.

What does the acronym SCUBA stand for?

Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus.

Can health conditions prevent me from diving?

While anyone who is reasonably fit and in good health can scuba dive, there are some who cannot. For example pregnant women should not dive, while people with a history of lung disease or injury must consult their physician before diving.

Do I need to book in advance and if so, how far?

If you don’t want to be at the receiving end of a fully booked diving schedule, it is advisable to book in advance.

What do I need to carry with me when I come?

A bathing suit, towel, toiletries, T-shirts, shorts, and sunscreen lotion.

Is it possible for a non-diver to go onboard a dive?

Non-divers and snorkelers are welcome on all live aboard. Do bear in mind though that most of these cruises are designed primarily for diving, not snorkeling. Prices for non-divers are Rs. 1500/- per person but children’s below 5 years are not allowed onboard. But please ask for exact details.

Is it necessary to be a good swimmer or an experienced diver to scuba dive?

No, it is not as our trained personnel have the expertise to cater to beginners as well as experienced divers.

Am I allowed to dive with breasts implants or while I’m on my monthly cycle?

Yes, it is okay. While diving abroad however or in other local waters, it may be wise to check with the concerned party before you dive in.

Can I scuba dive while pregnant?

No, it is not.

How long do I need to wait before I can sit on a flight after diving?

A minimum of 18 and 12 hours of rest is required by experts and beginners respectively before they can board their flights.

Can I arrange for a pick-up at my hotel?

Yes, though at an additional cost.

Can group bookings avail discounts?

Yes, they can.

Will photos of my dive be available and will I have to purchase them?

Yes, we have dive photographers go along for diving sessions. Photos of your dive will be available for viewing after your dive and can be downloaded for free off our facebook page in the following day or two. Video clips of the dive can be purchased at Rs. 1000 per person.

Should we tip the staff or is it included in the package?

That is left completely up to your discretion. Gratuity is never frowned upon though.

Can I cancel my scuba trip?

Kindly review our cancellation policy for the same.

How many people can the boat accommodate?

Minimum 3 & maximum of 20

Does a diving instructor accompany everyone on the trip?

Yes, as we take safety very seriously.

How deep will I be scuba diving?

Approximately 12 meters.

What is the duration of the drive?

A dive usually lasts an average of 30min, sometimes a little less or more depending on the individual’s comfort level.

Will I get a certificate after I complete my diving course?

Yes, a PADI certificate can be given for an extra Rs. 500/- per person.

What will I be able to see underwater?

Corals and a variety of tropical fish.

Will we be provided with breakfast and lunch?

you only be provided with light snacks and refreshments onboard. Breakfast will be available at the training centre for an affordable price, or you could alternatively bring your own food with you.

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