Scuba diving, snorkelling and sea-kayaking with pristine beaches, coral reefs and stunning views of a whole new, vibrant and colourful world under the sea. This program offers more than a casual involvement with diving. It earns you a PADI Scuba Diver certification that you can use to access diving in over a hundred countries.
Familiarise yourself with the flora and fauna around the island over guided walks on the beach and a snorkelling excursion by the lighthouse. Study the basics of scuba diving over lessons on technical procedures, safety measures and equipment. Learn to communicate under water using hand signals and be on your way. Explore dense mangroves on a kayaking journey through the sea and soak in the historical side of the town.
"Inme provided my children the opportunity to experience the beauty of nature in a unique way. My older one has attended Inme camps for the last five years—from deep sea diving to mountain biking, trekking, rock climbing and “all the fun stuff”—and come back with a new dimension to her personality each time."
DAY 1 Arrive at Camp. Settle in and set expectations with a brief orientation. Visit the beach for a swim and see the sunset
DAY 2 After a few beach games, start with a theory session on Scuba diver's certification and introduction to the equipment
DAY 3 Go on confined water dives and two open water dives. Pass the written test and become a certified PADI Scuba Diver
DAY 4 Learn kayaking basics—manoeuvring, kayak-flips and safety protocols. A short kayak trip along the shoreline ends with snorkelling
DAY 5 Visit the best beach in town. After lunch, Helter Skelter followed by grand dinner to celebrate.
DAY 6 Depart from Camp
Hotel accommodation at Port Blair and Havelock. Rooms are allocated on triple sharing basis. Attached western toilets with flushes and hot water.
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Participants fly directly into Port Blair from their respective cities
Being well fed and hydrated is crucial to staying energised for the action-packed days. The meals provided in the course of the trip are fresh, wholesome and nutritious. Water or juice provided during hydration breaks through the day. The team on the program comprises of experienced and certified divers from Dive India (Scuba diving partner) and outdoor experts who go through extensive training and assessment before working with us. For the comfort and special needs of girls, there is a female instructor present at all times. We also have a tie-up with hospitals at Havelock Islands.
This program might be more demanding than the usual physical activities you're used to. We recommend a little jogging, stretching and exercise a few weeks before the departure to gain the flexibility and agility needed to truly enjoy the experience. Do this wearing the shoes you want to carry for the program—it'll help break into them.