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SCUBA DIVING
Scuba diving is popular, scuba diving is easy and scuba diving is fun. Scuba diving as outdoor recreation is gaining
in popularity, while participation in other pastimes is diminishing. Why is scuba diving so popular?

Over 70% of the earth's surface is covered with water. The allure and mystery of the underwater world has inspired
the human imagination since prehistory, from the mythological monsters described by seafaring people, to the
science fiction of Jules Verne and the modern underwater adventures in Hollywood films. Breath-hold diving,
dangerous though it can be, has been used to collect pearls, sponges and valuable commodities from the sea floor for
many generations.

Advances in underwater exploration began nearly three centuries ago using diving bells and large cumbersome
sealed suits using pumped air from the surface. Only very recently advances in technology and mechanics have
allowed people to visit this domain safely for exploration using comfortable, self-contained air delivery systems

NAUI, the National Association of Underwater Instructors, was formed in 1960 to regulate and teach safe scuba
diving to enthusiasts of this new sport. PADI, the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, was formed in
1967.

In the 1970's, scuba equipment continued to evolve and the typical scuba system was enhanced by buoyancy
compensation vests, better valves and submersible pressure gauges. Through the 1980's and 1990's, scuba as
a recreational sport became a multi-billion dollar industry with its popularity prompting even more innovation in
the design and the engineering of better, safer, lighter, more comfortable equipment.

Today, scuba diving is accessible to almost anyone with only a modest investment in equipment. Anywhere you want
to dive you can usually find a dive shop near-at-hand to rent tanks, go on a guided dive with a master diver, take a
chartered boat or just strap on the tanks and swim out from the shore.

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CLASS ROOM SWIMMING POOL TRAINING DIVES

Course 1 :: DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING (DSD)

This introductory program allows you to safely experience the thrill of diving in three easy steps. Your PADI Instructor
conducts a brief orientation followed by your first underwater diving experience in a swimming pool. There you will
learn to use scuba equipment and become comfortable with your new environment. The following morning, under the
careful supervision of your Instructor, you'll enjoy two dives in the calm, shallow waters of the Arabian.

COURSE INFORMATION

Course Duration 3 days
Eligibility Minimum 10 years, no experience required
Certificate No
Inclusions Classroom, Pool training and 2 Dives
Cost Rs. 3500/- per person

SCUBA PACKAGES FOR DSD

Hotel 3 Nights / 4 Days
Sr Hotel / Location
Category CPAI + Transfers + Scuba Diving
1 Ticlo Resort, Calangute Budget Rs.12900/-
2 Goveia Holiday Homes, Candolim Budget Rs.13500/-
3 Paradise Village Beach Resort, Calangute Standard Rs.18000/-
4 The Baga Marina, Baga Standard Rs.24000/-
5 Sun Village, Arpora Deluxe Rs.24,500/-
6 Lazy Lagoon Sarovar Portico, Arpora Deluxe Rs.29,100/-
7 Taj Holiday Village, Sinquerim Luxury Rs.52,675/-
8 Fort Aguada Beach Resort, Sinquerim Luxury Rs.47,425/-

Inclusions for above rates:
- Stay on Single / Double Occupancy at the Hotel for 3 nights / 4 Days
- Buffet Breakfast
- Scuba Course for 01 Adult (subject to eligibility criteria)
- Transfers from Airport / Nearest Railway Station at scheduled time
- Transfer from Hotel to the Scuba Dive Center and back.
- Inclusive of all taxes.

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Course 2 :: SCUBA DIVER (SD)

This program is a pre-entry level certification that enables you to dive anytime, anywhere, under the supervision of a
professional. Ideal for those with time or budget considerations, you may count your Scuba Diver experience as a credit
towards the Open Water Diver certification. Should be able to Float/Swim for 10 minutes.

COURSE INFORMATION

Course Duration 3 days
Eligibility Minimum 10 years, no experience required
Certificate Yes
Inclusions Classroom, Pool training and 2 Dives
Cost Rs. 10,000 per person

SCUBA PACKAGES FOR SD

Hotel 3 Nights / 4 Days
Sr Hotel / Location
Category CPAI + Transfers + Scuba Diving
1 Ticlo Resort, Calangute Budget Rs.19,400/-
2 Goveia Holiday Homes, Candolim Budget Rs.20,000/-
3 Paradise Village Beach Resort, Calangute Standard Rs.24,500/-
4 The Baga Marina, Baga Standard Rs.30,500/-
5 Sun Village, Arpora Deluxe Rs.31,000/-
6 Lazy Lagoon Sarovar Portico, Arpora Deluxe Rs.35,600/-
7 Taj Holiday Village, Sinquerim Luxury Rs.59,175/-

8 Fort Aguada Beach Resort, Sinquerim Luxury Rs.54,225/-

Inclusions for above rates:
- Stay on Single / Double Occupancy at the Hotel for 3 nights / 4 Days
- Buffet Breakfast
- Scuba Course for 01 Adult (subject to eligibility criteria)
- Transfers from Airport / Nearest Railway Station at scheduled time
- Transfer from Hotel to the Scuba Dive Center and back.
- Inclusive of all taxes.

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Course 3 :: OPEN WATER COURSE (OWC)

This is the most popular diver program worldwide, a passport to a lifetime of underwater adventure, which allows you
the freedom to dive with a buddy, independent of a professional. Learn about scuba fundamentals, equipment and
diving techniques then practice your diving skills in the pool before discovering the tranquil beauty of our underwater
wonderland. Must be able to Float/Swim for 10 minutes and complete either a 100% meters continuous swim or 300
meters continuous swim with snorkel & fins

COURSE INFORMATION

Course Duration 5 days
Eligibility Minimum 10 years, no experience required
Certificate Yes
Inclusions Classroom, Pool training and 4 Dives
Cost Rs. 18,000 per person

SCUBA PACKAGES FOR OWC

Hotel 5 Nights / 6 Days
Sr Hotel / Location
Category CPAI + Transfers

1 Ticlo Resort, Calangute Budget Rs.32,300/-
2 Goveia Holiday Homes, Candolim Budget Rs.33,300/-
3 Paradise Village Beach Resort, Calangute Standard Rs.40,800/-
4 The Baga Marina, Baga Standard Rs.50,800/-
5 Sun Village, Arpora Deluxe Rs.53,000/-
6 Lazy Lagoon Sarovar Portico, Arpora Deluxe Rs.59,300/-
7 Taj Holiday Village, Sinquerim Luxury Rs.1,00,125/-
8 Fort Aguada Beach Resort, Sinquerim Luxury Rs.91,875/-

Inclusions for above rates:
- Stay on Single / Double Occupancy at the Hotel for 5 nights / 6 Days
- Buffet Breakfast
- Scuba Course for 01 Adult (subject to eligibility criteria)
- Transfers from Airport / Nearest Railway Station at scheduled time
- Transfer from Hotel to the Scuba Dive Center and back.
- Inclusive of all taxes.

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FAQ’S ON SCUBA DIVING

What is SCUBA?
SCUBA stands for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. It is the equipment developed by the world
famous underwater explorer and conservationist - Jacques Cousteau together with Emile Gagnan in the mid forties
for the French navy during the Second World War. After the war, diving turned into a recreational sport which has
since been taken up by millions worldwide.

What are the requirements to learn diving?
Recreational diving is a sport that requires a reasonable degree of physical fitness. One should be able to
swim 200 metres continuously and tread water for 10 minutes for Open Water Certification and above. A
reasonable command of English is helpful as the courses involve a basic understanding of Physics,
Physiology, Environment, etc. Enthusiasm is a major plus!! The minimum age is 10 years and there is no
upper limit.

Who are the major certification agencies?
PADI (Professional association of Diving Instructors), BSAC (British Sub-Aqua Club), NAUI (National
Association of Underwater Instructors), SSI (Scuba Schools International), CMAS (French Diving
Federation) and various small clubs teach and certify divers.

PADI is by far the largest international organization teaching recreational scuba diving and with a
market share of approx. 80%, the clear leader worldwide. PADI was incorporated in the early 1970s
and is based in Santa Clara, California, USA. To date PADI has certified in excess of 12 Million divers
worldwide.

Why dive?
The only answer to this question is - Why Not? There is truly no greater "high" than an exhilarating dive in
crystal clear waters with plenty of colorful coral and fish!! Diving offers different things to different people.
The list includes appreciating nature at its colorful best, marine conservation, photography, exploring
shipwrecks, observing and studying sea life, navigation, search and rescue, etc. Primarily, diving is a
social sport and generally divers tend to be a very easy going lot who make a lot of friends without hang-
ups about color, caste, race, etc.

Isn't diving dangerous?
Definitely - if you are not properly qualified or ignore the rules. If, on the other hand, you are properly
qualified, follow all the basic rules and act responsibly, it is much safer than trying to cross the street in
most major cities during rush hour!! The only REAL danger of diving is that you get addicted to it!!

Learn to dive and see what you've been missing all your life!!

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