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Barracuda Diving in Goa

BARRACUDA DIVING INDIA began operations in 1993 to promote the sport of recreational diving in India. Affiliated to PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) of California, USA, the leading dive education organization in the world, we are the first and only PADI Gold Palm 5 Star Resort (Membership No-6023) within the entire Indian sub-continent. Our membership, held since 1997, recognizes the high standards of diver education, staff training, safety, equipment and service maintained and denotes a quality control assurance to divers worldwide.

QUALIFICATIONS - Owners Venkatesh Charloo (India) and Karen Gregory (U.K.) are both highly qualified PADI IDC Staff Instructors and Emergency First Response Instructors with extensive diving and teaching experience in Hong Kong, Philippines, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Andaman and Lakshadweep Islands. They are able to offer a wide range of certification courses and dive packages to suit individual needs. The Barracuda team proudly received three PADI 'Awards of Excellence' in 2005 for outstanding dedication to customer care, service, safety and diver training.

LOCATION - Based in the prestigious GOA MARRIOTT RESORT, at Miramar beach, a warm welcome awaits you from the Barracuda team. Just 2km from the capital city of Panaji, we are centrally situated for the convenience of divers in the popular tourist areas of North and South Goa. An ideal opportunity, after the morning dives, to visit the famous churches of Old Goa or catch up on some last minute shopping in the city.

FACILITIES available are first class and second to none in India. We are proud to offer our resident and non-resident divers the following services:

Daily dive trips / Guided wreck dives.
Customized itineraries - dive safaris organized upon request.
Small groups guaranteed. 2-4 divers / students per Instructor.
Snorkelers and accompanying guests welcome.
PADI certification courses and professional packages.
Landscaped training pool overlooking the Mandovi River
Comfortable and informal classroom facilities - relax on the lawns but watch out for the coconuts!
Scuba programs for corporate groups.
Celebrate your special occasion underwater. Pool parties and underwater celebrations catered for.
Complete your diving day with a cool drink and a gourmet bite at the poolside bar or you may wish to relax in The Spa and Fitness Centre with a traditional ayurvedic massage and a dip in the Jacuzzi.

DIVE TODAY! Scuba fun for all the family - join our dive team for a complimentary 'TRY SCUBA' experience conducted weekly at the following resorts:

Sun Village Resort, Arpora: Mondays 10am to 12.30pm
Marinha Dorada, Arpora-Baga: Mondays 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Goa Marriott Resort, Miramar, Panjim: Tuesdays 3.30pm to 5.00pm

For those wishing to enroll in dive programs, pool training may be conducted in the above resorts by prior booking. We'll come to you!


EQUIPMENT maintenance and servicing is a high priority with the Barracuda team to ensure diver comfort and safety at all times. We offer top brand names including Sherwood, Scuba Pro, Oceanic and Seaquest. All regulators are fitted with Alternate Air Source, Pressure Gauge, Depth Gauge and Compass. We request divers who wish to use DIN fittings to carry their own adaptor. All prices are fully inclusive of equipment with 3mm shorty wetsuit.

SAFETY, customer care and fun ensured with dives conducted to suit the individual and dive groups limited to 2-4 persons per certified Divemaster / Instructor. A comprehensive medical kit including portable oxygen, communication system and emergency plan is on board at all times. All staff members are certified to administer basic first aid and CPR and are extremely knowledgeable on local dive sites and marine life.

PROJECT A.W.A.R.E (Aquatic World Awareness, Recognition and Education) - The Barracuda team have 12 years of dedication to environmental conservation, aquatic awareness and diver safety and education. Find out more about participating in our current marine conservation projects and we extend a warm welcome for all to join us on our annual underwater and beach clean-ups. We work hard to ensure your experience with us will be truly rewarding.


DESCRIPTION

COURSE INCLUDES

PRICE (INR)

BUBBLEMAKERS - Duration: 1hr 30mins.
Minimum age: 8 years

Fun & games for children aged 8 and above. A scuba diving adventure in the safe confines of a swimming pool includes discover your fishy friends, an introduction to scuba and underwater puzzles or treasure hunt!

1 swimming pool session
Use of equipment & games
Certificate

Rs1000.00

DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING - Duration: 2 mornings
Minimum age: 10 years

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

1 orientation session
1 training pool session
2 sea dives
Equipment rental
Credit towards diver certification
Complimentary Barracuda cap

Rs3,500.00

PADI SCUBA DIVER - Duration: 2 days
Minimum age: 10 years

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

Study materials
1 academic session
1 training pool session
2 sea dives
Equipment rental
Standard log book
Diver certification card
Complimentary Barracuda cap

Rs10,000.00

PADI OPEN WATER DIVER - Duration: 4 days
Minimum age: 10 years

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 200 meters continuous swim or 300 meters continuous swim with snorkel & fins.

Study materials
2 academic sessions
2 training pool sessions
4 sea dives
Equipment rental
Standard log book
Diver certification card
Complimentary Barracuda t-shirt

Rs18,000.00

PADI REFERRALS

The flexibility of the PADI system of diver education allows you to begin scuba training in one location and complete certification in another. Ideal for those who wish to complete academics and/or pool diving at a leisurely pace in their home town then enjoy their open water dives whilst on holiday. Unable to complete a certification due to unforeseen circumstances, the PADI referral system allows you credit on modules completed to continue at any PADI centre worldwide.
Required documents: Referral form completed and signed by referring Instructor with Medical statement and Log Book where applicable

Academic review
Pool diving skills review
Sea dives as per course
Equipment rental
Standard log book
Diver certification card
Complimentary Barracuda cap

Upon request

PADI ADVENTURE DIVER - 1 Day
Minimum age: 10 -12 years dependent on choice of Adventure dive and certified as PADI Open Water Diver.

Whether you have just completed your PADI Open water certification or have logged many dives, this program gives you the opportunity to experience new skills, gain confidence and discover exciting new diving environments. You may count your PADI Adventure Diver experience as a credit towards the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or the first dive of a related PADI Specialty program.

Study materials
Academic/skills review as required
3 Adventure Dives of your choice
Equipment rental
Diver certification card
Complimentary Barracuda cap

Rs8,000.00

PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER - 2 Days
Minimum age: 12 years and certified as PADI Open Water Diver.

Adventure, fun and recreation, this course offers the opportunity to experience a wide range of activities and inter-related skills to enhance your interests and capabilities as a diver. Journey into diverse environments and follow the path to exploration and discovery. After completing the required Underwater Navigation and Deep Adventure dives you may choose from the following:

Wreck Diving

Underwater Photography

Underwater Videography

Search and Recovery

Underwater Naturalist

Peak Performance Buoyancy

Multilevel and Computer Diving

AWARE-Fish Identification

You may credit any PADI Adventure Dives, completed in this course, as the first dive of a related PADI Specialty program.

Study materials
Academic/skills review as required
1 Deep Adventure Dive
1 Navigation Adventure Dive
3 elective Adventure Dives
Equipment rental
U/Water Camera/Video rental
where applicable.
Diver certification card
Complimentary Barracuda t-shirt

Rs13,000.00

PADI SPECIALTY COURSES
Details upon request.

Designed to familiarize divers with the knowledge, skills, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards for a variety of special-interest areas of diving.

PADI DEEP DIVER SPECIALTY ~ 4 Dives
PADI WRECK DIVER SPECIALTY ~ 4 Dives
PADI UNDERWATER NATURALIST ~ 2 Dives
PADI UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHER SPECIALTY ~ 2 Dives
PADI UNDERWATER VIDEOGRAPHER SPECIALTY ~ 4 Dives
PADI UNDERWATER NAVIGATOR SPECIALTY ~ 4 Dives
PADI EQUIPMENT SPECIALIST ~ 1 Day

Study materials
Academic/skills session as required
Sea dives as per course
Equipment renta
lU/Water Camera/Video rental
where applicable.
CD-ROM/Video tape where applicable
Diver certification card
Complimentary Barracuda cap

As per course






Rs8,000.00
Rs7,500.00
Rs4,000.00
Rs7,000.00
Rs8,000.00
Rs7,500.00
Rs4,500.00

EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE - 2 Days
An invaluable course for divers and non-divers of all ages.

Accidents and illnesses happen every day and whilst some people may need only a helping hand others without early assistance may suffer serious or permanent disability.

Through knowledge and skills development, including realistic scenario practice, you will develop the understanding and confidence to render medical assistance to those in need. EFR Primary Care (CPR) teaches you how to deal with emergencies that are immediately life-threatening whilst Secondary Care (First Aid) covers illnesses and injuries that require attention particularly when local medical assistance is unavailable or delayed.

Primary Care (CPR)
Secondary Care (First aid)
Study materials
Academic sessions
Skills sessionsUse of Manikin
Use of gloves, ventilation barriers and dressings.
EFR certification card
Complimentary Barracuda cap

Not included: Emergency First Response Participant Manual

Rs4,000.00

PADI RESCUE DIVER COURSE - 3 Days
Minimum age: 12 years. Certified as PADI Advanced Open Water Dive with current CPR certification and 20 logged dives.

Great fun, challenging and rewarding. This course enables you to build the confidence, knowledge and skills required to anticipate, prevent and manage potential dive related accidents in the unlikely event a problem should arise. From assisting a tired diver to handling realistic emergency scenarios, locating and resuscitating an unconscious diver to first aid and oxygen administration, the safety and wellbeing of others is your goal.

Study materials
2 academic sessions
2 training pool sessions
4 sea dives
Equipment rental
Diver certification card
Complimentary Barracuda t-shirt

Rs18.000.00

GO PRO! ~ PADI DIVEMASTER COURSE - Duration based on individual evaluation. Recommended minimum: 50 hours.
Minimum age: 18 years. Certified as PADI Rescue Diver with current CPR certification and 60 logged dives prior to certification.

Further details available upon request.

 

Academic sessions as required
Training pool sessions as required
Sea dives as required
Equipment rental
Complimentary Barracuda t-shirt

Not included:

PADI application fee

PADI annual membership fee

Divemaster Training Package

Rs25,000.00

 

 

AUS$110.00
AUS$115.00
Rs.10,000.00

 

GO PRO! ~ PADI ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR COURSE - Duration based on individual evaluation. Recommended minimum: 40 hours.
Minimum age: 18 years. Certified as PADI Divemaster with current CPR and First Aid certification and 60 logged dives.

Further details available upon request.

Academic sessions as required
Training pool sessions as required
Sea dives as required
Equipment rental
Complimentary Barracuda t-shirti

Not included:

PADI application fee

PADI annual membership fee

Assistant / Instructor Candidate Training Package

Rs25.000.00

 

 


AUS$58.00
AUS$115.00
Rs.15,000.00

 

LEARN TO DIVE ~ TODAY!

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