DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING

MINIMUM AGE: 10 YEARS TWO Half DAY

If you want to be a scuba diver, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, “Discover Scuba Diving” is an ideal start. Get your feet wet with this introductory program that includes basic diving theory and a pool training session before your actual dive. The pool training session will allow you to get comfortable with your dive gear and being underwater,

When you complete your confined water training in pool the next day early morning (Time depends on weather and tide), we head to the harbour and load into our boat and head to the dive sites approximately the ride takes 30 to 40 minutes. Since we believe in safety first, your ocean dive will be approximately 30minutes and  will be conducted under the direct supervision of  a dive professional

Additional details: 

The package includes all equipment , pool training session, certificate of participation, boat ride, trainer fee, snacks and water on the boat Additionally, if you need budget accommodation, hotels. Book your stay and dive package

BUBBLEMAKER FOR KIDS

MINIMUM AGE: 8 YEARS / 1 DAY

A great way to introduce kids to scuba diving is the Bubble maker program (which is truly as fun as it sounds). In this underwater adventure, children are taught to breathe underwater using scuba gear (blowing bubbles) and are given a basic understanding of using the scuba equipment in the swimming pool.

So ditch the typical kiddie birthday party this year, for a cool underwater themed party instead. There’s no cooler giveaway than a picture of your child and friends, kitted up and having a blast underwater!

Additional details: 

Allowed maximum depth is 2m/6ft deep
Parental permission and presence is mandatory for every participant.

While no prior experience is necessary, kids must be comfortable in water.

The package per child, includes full equipment rental, pre-briefing and training, a half hour session in the pool as well as photographs and a short video.

Additionally, If you need budget accommodation,  hotels. Book your stay and dive package, here.

SCUBA DIVER COURSE

DURATION: 3 DAYS

The scuba diver course is ideal for those participants who are not that comfortable doing a full 200 m swim (which is mandatory in order to complete an Open Water Course). On doing this course you will be able dive to a maximum depth of 12m/40 feet under the direct supervision of an instructor.

During this course, you will be taken through a classroom session, followed by 3 pool training sessions and 2 dives in the open sea.

Additional details: 
The package includes a log book, scuba equipment rental, pool and boat charges, water and snacks on the boat, certification and instructor fee.

It is mandatory for every student to be comfortable in water and be able to do a ten minute float.

OPEN-WATER DIVER COURSE

DURATION: 4 DAYS

Are you ready to experience the freedom of diving on your own? Then it’s time you took your first open water diver course.  The Open Water Diver course equips student divers with the knowledge and skills required to dive with a buddy, independent of any supervision to a maximum of 18m/60 feet.

The course comprises of classroom sessions, 5 pool training sessions and four dives in the open sea with a PADI Instructor. All dives will be at sites around Pondicherry Sea Side

Additional details: 

Age: 10 years and above.

It is mandatory for every student to be very comfortable in water and do either a 200 m swim or a 300m snorkel.

The package includes log book, scuba equipment rental, pool and boat charges, certification and instructor fee

ADVANCED OPEN WATER COURSE

DURATION: 2 DAYS (5 DIVES)

Can’t get enough of being out in the open water? The Advanced Open Water Course should appeal to the adventurer in you. Learn how to navigate underwater and dive to a deeper depth. Choose from a myriad of skills to perfect. You can choose to learn more about the marine life underwater, perfect your buoyancy skills.

This program consists of 5 open sea speciality dives – the mandatory Deep and Underwater Navigation dives as well as three elective dives.

There is no academic session other than briefings on the respective dives and preparation for them

Additional details: 

Day 1 entails a diver skills assessment, followed by the Underwater Navigation Dive and Wreck Dive/elective dive. Day 2 is action packed with three dives: the Deep Dive and two electives. Student Divers can chose from a number of electives.

Age: 10 years and above.

Pre-requisite: Participants must be PADI Open Water Diver certified or possess an equivalent SSI/CMAS/NAUI/IANTD/BSAC certification.

The course package includes scuba equipment rental with compass and SMB, boat hire charges, water and snacks on the boat and certification.

FUN DIVE (FOR CERTIFIED DIVERS)

DURATION: 1 DAY (2 DIVES)

Come discover the waters of East coast and dive amongst the wonderful marine life endemic to the area. Discover the beauty of our man-made reef which is now home for more than 100 species still raising because of the conservation and reef building around it  . And if you are lucky you may even spot an elusive whale shark or sea turtle.

NOTE:(For deep dives we have a wall which is adorable starts in a depth of 30 meters, and slopes deeper the dive site it self a bit far and the boat ride will take approximately an hour and half to dive site the trips will only be arranged depending on the certification, experience and comfort ability and forecast  the trip will charge 500rs extra )

You get two dives of 40 mins each. Below are the inclusions of the package:

  • Boat charges
  • 2 Tanks (a fresh tank for each dive)
  • Equipment for the day (mask, snorkel, regulator, BCD, wetsuit if needed, weight belt and fins)
  • 2 dives (as described above)
  • Refreshments on boat
  • Professional dive guide

Pre-requisite:  Participants must at least be Scuba Diver certified or possess an equivalent or higher PADI/SSI/CMAS/NAUI/IANTD/BSAC certification.

EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE

DURATION: 1 DAY

Emergency First Response training teaches you how to respond with confidence when faced with a medical emergency. Course participants learn simple steps for emergency care and practice applying those skills in an appropriate manner. EFR courses meet the CPR and first aid training requirements for the rescue diver course and all professional-level ratings.

RESCUE DIVER

DURATION: 3 DAYS

The PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.

Additional details: 

Age: 12 years and above.
Prerequisite: Participants must be PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certified or possess an equivalent SSI/CMAS/NAUI/IANTD/BSAC certification; and must have an up to date internationally recognized First Aid qualification completed within the last 24 months (You could do this with us with an EFR course).
It includes  equipment rental, boat fees with snacks and water, certification and instructor fee

DIVE MASTER PROFESSIONAL COURSE

DURATION: 20 DAYS TO SIX MONTHS (INTERNSHIP)

A dive professional certificate program is your first step into the world of professional diving. Join an elite group of divers at an international leadership level. The course, providing all pre-requisites are met, Internships are preferred and offered to deserving candidates.
Being a leadership level program, it requires a greater commitment and passion than the non-professional level ones. Each individual is different and so the course is customized to offer candidates the ideal training for the dive industry.

Pre-requisites:

  1. Advanced Diver and Rescue Diver or equivalent PADI/SSI/CMAS/NAUIIANTD/BSAC certification
  2. Minimum age: 18 years
  3. A log of at least 40 scuba dives
  4. Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training (First Aid) within 24 months or its equivalent
  5. Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months

Dive Professional candidates are admitted to training by Samudra adventures staff only . The qualities we expect as a dive master candidate are as follows process is based on the following criteria:

  1. Dives logged (least +40 dives required)
  2. Medically fit
  3. Basic boat management
  4. Basic dive planning skills

Training fees will include study material (instructor manual and slates) , a set of rental Aqualung dive equipment, all dives required to complete the course, boat hire charges with snacks and water.
For pricing details, connect here.