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Meet our Awesome Dive Team

Let's go Scuba Diving with one of the most experience dive teams in the country. Coming from all over the nation, and the world, to dive with you here in Pondy, all of the team members are experts in their field, and can help you in whatever facet of training you wish to undergo. They have over a combined experience of 100 years.


The focus of everyone on our team is safety, then good, clean fun! Meet not only your new instructors, but also your new friends - we'll help you overcome your limits, learn new skills, and enjoy a new experience together.


  • Professionalism: A team of certified experts with international experience
  • Languages: English, Tamil, French, Hindi, German, Dutch, Spanish, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada, Hebrew, Manipuri, Assamese, Gorkha...
  • Safety: We're all extensively trained in Rescue, First Aid & Primary Care
  • Fun: Dive centre is fun-certified by all international fun agencies
Aravind

S.B. Aravind

Master Blaster
Rob

Rob Partridge

Mr. Owl
Jonah

Jonah Skoles

The Whale
Akhil Jude

Akhil Jude

The Cute one
Reni

Infent Reni

Reni
Rishabh

Rishabh Kamath

Kiki
Dr. P

Pushpak

Dr. P
Danny Boy

Abraham Daniel

Dan
White Danny

Danny Minthang

White Danny
Mani

Mani

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JP

John Pierre

JP
Ambi

Ambi

Inspector Gadget
Sameer

Sameer

Sam
Amrita

Amrita

The Nature Girl
Front Desk

Front Desk

The Backbone
Captain Caveman

Rishabh Menon

Captain Caveman
Mr Krabs

Rajat Tomar

Mr Krabs
Beast

Beast

The Beast
Aravind

S.B. Aravind

Master Blaster

He is a legend among the Indian Dive community!! Aravind does extensive work with India's defence organizations, in terms of training guidance, rescue and salvage operations and disaster relief. He is also associated with various universities in helping students and teachers do marine research. When he is not doing any of that he absolutely loves giving DSD briefings, and anyone who gets one of those always has a smile in their faces.

Diving Speciality: Search & Recovery, Rescue, Freediving

Languages Spoken: Tamil and English

Hobbies: Gym, Jeeps, Farming, Royal Enfields and a lil' biit more gymming

Owl

Rob Partridge

Mr. Owl

Living since 1980. Diving in India since 2004. Diving in Pondy since 2009. Beach Bum. I also used to work in a zoo.

Diving Speciality: Deep, Altitude, Gas Blender, First Aid Instructor

Languages Spoken: Australian, Light Tamil, Cat, Yupik

Hobbies: Technical aspects of anything, Sunset walks on the beach, Riding motorbikes, Turkeys

Jonah

Jonah Skoles

The Flying Dutchman a.k.a Whale

Have been with Temple a long time, Love Photography and long dives. Admiral on the Pirate surviviboard and explorer of the pondy waters

Diving Speciality: Sidemount, Full Face Mask, Self Reliant Diver, Technical Diving

Languages Spoken: English/French/Dutch/Hebrew

Hobbies: Planting Tree’s, Cooking, Photography

Akhil

Akhil Jude

The Cute one

I like chocolate, sweet things in general, Dogs, motorbikes and spicy food. I like the feeling of wet messy hair and also a proper massage for my back. I generally like to have a sip of whiskey while listening to pure rock, hard rock or metal.

Diving Speciality: Underwater Photography, Gas Blender

Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Malayalam and manageable Tamil

Hobbies: Motorbikes. Lots and lots of motorbikes

Reni

Infent Reni

Reni

Reni is from a fisherman family and has always been attached to the sea. Hailing from kanniyakumari he has been diving from 2013.

Diving Speciality: Nitrox and Deep

Languages Spoken: Tamil and English

Hobbies: Football, Riding and Dancing

Rishabh

Rishabh Kamath

Kiki, aka Killer Kid is one of the yongest Instructors in India, but his water skills as well as instruction is unparalleld. Highly motivated , Kiki is proactive and likes to take on challenges and outshine.

Diving Speciality: DM

Languages Spoken: English, Kannada

Hobbies: Photography, Sleeping

Dr.P

Dr. P

Insta King

The equipment guru and resident expert specialty instructor. He will spend countless hours on his students, making sure that all the topics are covered and explained.

Diving Speciality: MSDT, Nitrox and Deep

Languages Spoken: Tamil, Handi, Telegu and English

Hobbies: Food, Robotics and Instagram

Danny Boy

Abraham Daniel

Dan

Surfing and long rides \m/

Diving Speciality: OWSI

Languages Spoken: Tamil and English

Hobbies: Running, Biking

White Danny

Danny Minthang

White Danny

The work horse and equipment service expert

Diving Speciality: Assistant Instructor

Languages Spoken: Manipuri, Hindi and English

Hobbies: Football and Biking

Mani

Mani

Mani is our guide to Pondicherry shopping. Need something, just go to this guy, and he will find it for you!!

Diving Speciality: Rescue Diver

Languages Spoken: Tamil and English

Hobbies: Pool and Selfies

JP

John Pierre

JP

The man behind Nitrox. Always making sure that the tanks are filled and ever ready to help out on the boat.

Diving Speciality: Rescue Diver, Gas blender

Languages Spoken: Tamil and English

Hobbies: Filling Tanks

Ambi

Ambi

Inspector Gadget

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Diving Speciality: OWSI

Languages Spoken: 7 Fluent, 100 spoken!! He even speaks Fish!!

Hobbies: Building cool stuff!!

Sameer

Sameer

Sam

I love to play music and I love contemporary writing. At present I am exploring classic jazz.

Diving Speciality: Not yet but soon

Languages Spoken: Gorkhali, English, Hindi

Hobbies: Playing guitar, writing poems, night sky gazing, talking with Moon sometimes

Amrita

Amrita

The Nature girl

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Diving Speciality: OWSI

Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Bengali, Tamil

Front Desk

Front Desk

Sushma, Nandhini, Jeni and Supritha

The cool girls who make sure that the dive centre is running the way it is supposed to!!

Diving Speciality: Bubblemakers

Languages Spoken: English, Hindi and Tamil

Caveman

Rishabh Menon

Captain Caveman

English, Tamil, Malyalam and manageable hindi.

Diving Speciality: DMT

Languages Spoken: English, Hindi and Tamil

Hobbies: Photography, Filming, Riding, Music is life

Krabs

Rajat Tomar

Mr. Krabs

Diving is LIFE.! :)

Diving Speciality: DMT

Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Punjabi and Marathi

Hobbies: Drives, Traveling, Cricket, Singing (sometimes) ;)

Beast

Beast

Mr. Beast

Food, Sleep, and Barking

Diving Speciality: Course Director

Languages Spoken: Me Bark

Hobbies: Staring at people, chasing cars, barking at Tinku, barking at Lucy, jumping on people and sleeping