PADI Open Water Referral

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Save time on your Andaman diving trip

If you really want to get Open Water certified but are constricted by time or doubtful about entering the open ocean, the PADI Open Water Referral (OWR) is the best option for you. It allows you to dip your toes into the sport by completing your confined skill sessions in the security of a swimming pool in the city and complete your theory online while sitting on your couch. That lets you come prepared for the most fun half of the course that are the four Open Water training dives, which can be done over just two days on your holiday. While the confined sessions cover important skills that teach you safety procedures and good buoyancy, the Open Water training dives let you put them into practice. You learn how to dive comfortably and swim with the fish, like a fish. 

Since you’ve already mastered the confined skill sections of the course you have the option of doing all four dives off our boat at off-shore dive sites if your instructor thinks you’re ready. If the PADI Open Water Referral leaves you with extra days on the island you can use them to explore, snorkel or dive some more!


  • Prerequisites:

    Confined Training in Goa or Elsewhere

  • Max. Depth:

    12 mtrs for Age 10-11
    18mtrs for Age 12+

  • Duration:

    2 days

  • Swimming Skillls:


  • Min. Age:

    10 years for Junior OW Diver
    15 years for OW Diver

  • Price:

    INR 16,000
    The Open Water Referral Dive Centre – where you did your academics and pool training – will issue the Materials and Certification PIC.



Assuming you have completed your theory and five confined water sessions, you will do your OW training dives 1 and 2 at Havelock’s best dive sites


You will go out on the boat again to complete OW dives 3 and 4 at spectacular off-shore sites.


Scuba in
Goa & Mumbai

With Scuba in Goa & Mumbai programs you can already start with the theory and pool training to come dive-ready and save time during your dive holiday.

Start your course sitting on your couch at home with PADI eLearning and save time on your Andaman Holiday for pure unadulterated diving.

Please check the PADI Medical statement carefully before diving with us. We have Hebrew subtitled course videos and seasonal instruction in Hebrew by our visiting Israeli instructors.


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