Mother + Adventure Enthusiast + Scuba Diver + Sky Diver + Base Jumper + Mountaineer + Instructor + Motivational speaker
All above is how you can describe Archana as a person. Archana , Master Scuba divers Trainer has many records and achievements under her belt , few of them are 4 Limca National Records , 335 Sky Dives , 45 Base Jumps and many more. Archana have successfully trained 34 boys of Bishop Cotton School and 04 girls of Auckland House School, Shimla in the age group of 10 and 17 years as certified Scuba divers in `Open Water, Advance, Enriched Air and Digital Underwater Photography` courses in Thailand.
As a Scuba DiverTill about a year ago Archana did not know how to swim but today she is India’s first woman Master Scuba Diver Trainer duly certified by Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), USA and have done more than 150 dives in India and Thailand. She is the first Indian to unfurl the Indian flag underwater at 60 feet depth off Neil Island, Port Blair. She has already trained 500 students of Bishop Cotton School, Shimla from the age group of 10 to 18 years in the Discover Scuba Diving Course and 34 boys of Bishop Cotton School and 04 girls of Auckland House School, Shimla in the age group of 10 and 17 years as certified Scuba divers in `Open Water, Advance, Enriched Air and Digital Underwater Photography` courses in Thailand.
As a SkydiverArchana has as on date done 335 skydives and jumped from aircraft, helicopters and a hot air balloon in various countries like USA, Laos, Dubai and India. She did her basic Accelerated Freefall training in USA and currently hold a license from the United States Parachute Association (USPA). She is the first Indian woman to unfurl the Indian flag while skydiving at Perris Valley, USA.
As a BASE JumperBASE stands for Building, Antenna, Span and Earth. It is an extremely dangerous sport in which one jumps off from very low heights with a single parachute. She is only woman BASE jumper and have trained with Apex Base, Utah, USA. People generally try this sport after at least 1000 skydives. There are three more male BASE jumpers in the country who are all from the Army, Navy and Air force. She has done 45 BASE jumps mostly at the KL Tower, Malaysia. She is the only Indian who BASE jumped the KL Tower with the Indian flag.
As a Mountaineer
She has completed Adventure, Basic and Advance Mountaineering courses from the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI), Darjeeling and Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM), Uttarkashi.
Why train with Archana Sardana ?
Receiving the ‘Adventurer of the Year Award’ at the 8 th Annual Convention of Adventure Tour Operators of India at Bhopal by Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Mr Shiv Raj Singh Chauhan.
Scuba Diver – Master Scuba Diver Trainer certification from PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors, USA). Dived extensively in Thailand and Andaman’s.
Mountaineer – Completed Adventure, Basic and Advanced mountaineering courses from Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling and Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi.
Skydiver – Completed 335 skydives in India, Laos, Dubai, USA. ‘C’ licence from the USPA (United States Parachute Association).
BASE Jumper – India’s only woman with 45 BASE (Building, Antenna, Span, Earth) Jumps in USA, India, Malaysia.