After the prodigious Leh, Lazy Backpackers are going to dive. Backpacking from the North India to the South-East of India. In the Bay of Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The highlight of the trip is the PADI CERTIFICATION IN SCUBA OPEN WATER DIVING IN HAVELOCK, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Jungle Trek, Stay on the Beach in Bamboo Shacks, etc.. The certificate entitles beholder to dive unassisted anywhere in the world.
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands were shrouded in mystery for centuries because of their inaccessibility. Shimmering like emeralds in the Bay of Bengal, the islands are a paragon of beauty and present a scenic and picturesque landscape. The dense forests which cover these islands and the innumerable exotic flowers and birds create a highly poetic and romantic atmosphere. Imagine white beaches on the edge of a meandering coastline, palm trees swaying to the rhythm of the sea, and beautiful colored fish swimming in crystal clear waters. The beauty creates an infinite romantic impact. The soft sandy beaches of Andaman are real attractions in serene, unpolluted and unexplored atmosphere.
The itinerary is:
21-Oct-13 Day Protected content from Kolkata to Port Blair. Arrival Port Blair, airport pick up and transfer to the cruise at 2PM to Havelock. Relax in Bamboo Cabins on the Vijaynagar Beach. Resort Emerald Gecko, Havelock.
22-Oct-13 Day Protected content to Radhanagar Beach (2nd most clean beach in Asia) and Kayaking.
23-Oct-13 Day Protected content of Open Water course by Andaman Bubbles.
24-Oct-13 Day Protected content Water Course
25-Oct-13 Day Protected content Water Course
26-Oct-13 Day Protected content Open Water Course. PADI certification in open water Scuba Diving.
27-Oct-13 Day Protected content Trek in the morning. Departure to Port Blair in cruise and night stay in Port Blair
28-Oct-13 Day 8- Airport Drop Off and Flight to Kolkata.
The stay in bamboo cabins on the Vijaynagar beach in Havlock Island by Emerald Gecko resorts. It is known for its stretches of clean white sand and clean waters. These beaches are recognized as the intimate spots for environment lovers. Located amidst nature, it is isolated from the rest of the world yet connected.
The Emerald Gecko is the brainchild of Benny and Lynda who gave up their city lives to make the fantastic Andaman Islands their home. Since Protected content have nurtured their first project, a mid-range resort called "The Wild Orchid" into a tremendous success. It was during this period that they interacted with many travellers from all across the globe and saw that there was nowhere on Havelock that catered to the conscious budget traveller who not only wanted affordable accommodation but also a bit of comfort and pampering. Emerald Gecko is a place where in addition to taking care of your basic needs (a clean and safe environment) there is a generous heap of gourmet food and fantastic island hospitality!
Andaman Bubbles is a friendly dive center located at Beach #5, at the Wild Orchid Resort on Havelock Island in the Andamans. We opened our doors in December Protected content . With a strong emphasis placed on safety, it offers professional quality service, but in a flexible relaxed manner. Andaman Bubbles have a strong passion for the island and the sea that surrounds it. It follows the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) as well as Scuba Schools International (SSI) general standards and recommendations. It offers almost all SSI and PADI courses from recreational diving to professional diving.
PADI - Professional Association of Diving Instructors
The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) is the world's largest recreational diving membership and diver training organization founded in Protected content John Cronin and Ralph Erickson. The PADI system is composed of modules with standardized learning objectives divided into theory and practical skills development. All study options are supplemented with video to help the student diver visualize what they have read. Confirmation of the student diver's level of mastery in standardized knowledge review sessions is carried out by a scuba instructor. Practical skills mastery is obtained through confined water training (pools or relatively shallow water) and performance evaluations in open water. Upon completion of each course, a certification is issued to the student.
ONLY 22 SEATS ON THE FIRST TO PAY ADVANCE BASIS.
100% ADVANCE THROUGH BANK TRANSFER OR CASH PAYMENT.
50% REFUNDABLE UNTIL ONE MONTH OF THE TRIP. 25% REFUNDABLE UNTIL LAST WEEK OF THE TRIP.
For the purpose of Scuba a fitness form will have to be filled and signed by the doctor. Any person with any medical problem will not be allowed to undertake scuba certification. Each applicant must be able to swim at least 20 meters at stretch.
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