Have you been planning a trip to Goa or the Andamans soon and want to skip the scuba diving training so you can directly jump into the water? Then check out the two schools in Mumbai that’ll train you how to scuba dive, and by the end of it, you’ll be certified to test out your skills in the open vast sea or ocean {we’re trying to avoid the Jaws references here}.

Orca Diving School

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Orca Diving School, run by instructor Anees Adenwala, will teach you the basics of diving in confined water – that is in the swimming pool called ‘Confined water course’.

This is for beginners {years 12 and above} to kick start your training for scuba diving. Certified by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors {PADI}, the confined water course includes your SCUBA equipment, four dive sessions, instructor fee and the pool charges.

You will learn to dive in a pool, how to use your scuba kit which includes a scuba tank which is filled with compressed air – Buoyancy Control Device {BCD} and a regulator. Diving involves a lot of knowledge before one steps into the open, so it’s important to cover all bases, know your signs under water and of course, be fully aware of the things you need to care of. Once the session is completed, you also have to give a test. The instructor will guide you at each step – so don’t worry.

Price: Test session {INR 3,000}, Full training {INR 11,450}

Yak Diving Training Center

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YAK Diving Training Centre in Navi Mumbai is the second dive school in town. The open water course, aka confined water and knowledge development, is a two day course which includes theoretical learning in the classroom, and two practical sessions in the swimming pool.

Here you will first be familiarised with the SCUBA equipment {first things first obviously} and how you have to use them underwater. You’ll have two session in the pool – wherein you will learn the basics of diving language and signs underwater. 

#LBBTip: You’ll be provided by the material and wet suit by the schools.

Price: INR 5,000

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