FAQs

All You Need to Know!

1Can I scuba dive if I do not know how to swim?
Yes! Absolutely. You can choose to go for our Discover Scuba Dive program, where you will be accompanied by an experienced dive professional, who can swim for you if required.
2How safe is scuba diving?
Diving is a very safe sport, ensuring all safety standards and procedures are followed. All our Instructors and Dive masters are equipped with internationally recognized certifications and are trained in dive supervision, diver rescue and Emergency First Response (EFR).
3How do I go about booking a spot for my course or fun dive?
All courses and fun dives have an online payment link. You can book your spot directly through that or email us at dive@scubalov.in.
4What are the timings for my course or fun dive?
Our dives take place in the earlier half of the day between 6 am to 1 pm. If you are doing the course, you may be required to spend more time later in the day depending on the progress of your theory and the Instructor’s schedule for you.
5I am a certified diver but haven’t dived in a long time. What must I do before I can dive again?
If it has been more than a year since you last dived it is recommended you undertake a ‘Refresher’ course to revisit standard scuba diving skills and procedures again. If you have booked fun dives with us, a refresher will be provided free of cost.
6How old do I have to be to become a certified diver? Is there an upper age limit?
You can start diving from the age of 10. There is no upper age limit on learning to scuba dive as long as good physical and mental health is maintained. Although there are medical conditions that disallow diving across ages, which might be more prevalent in older people.
7What is the difference between PADI and SSI certification?
Both PADI and SSI courses are very similar in content and application. Only with SSI you are not required to purchase any study material so there is a minor cost benefit (Except for the Dive master course).
8My ears hurt when I dive to the bottom of a pool. Won’t they hurt when I scuba dive?
Your ears hurt because of the water pressure on your eardrum. In your scuba course you will learn simple techniques to equalize your ears to the surrounding pressure.
9I wear powered glasses, how do I see underwater without them?
We provide you diving masks with prescription lenses so you can enjoy your dive experience.
10Do you have DIN or Yoke tanks on board?
We have DIN valve tanks with Yoke adapters for either type of regulator.
11How many dives can I do in a day?
Ordinarily you can do up to three dives in a day but that is subject to availability and prior booking.
12How long do you need to wait to fly after diving?
You need to wait at least 12 hours before you can fly after a single dive and 18 hours before flying for multiple dives.
13Can I dive in the monsoon?
Yes absolutely. Rains do not affect underwater conditions significantly. The only impact rain has on diving is rough weather and choppy seas which might discourage long boat rides.
14What if I cannot complete my course?
If, for some reason, your course is left incomplete, we will be able to refund you some money for what is left to be done. You can complete the course with us at a later date or you can obtain a referral form from us to complete your course elsewhere within 12 months’ time.
15Do you offer accommodation?
We have tie-ups with hotels for a range of budgets which we can book for you on the Island. We also run an incredibly adorable homestay called the Loveshack where we can accommodate you at a minimum cost.

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