Scuba Diving In India
When it comes to scuba diving in India, we often think about scuba diving in Andamans or Lakshadweep Islands. While scuba diving in the Andamans is beautiful; one rarely links Indian scuba diving to the mainland. So, we decided to change that and bring scuba diving right at your doorstep in mainland India and provide a whole new blue section of India for you to explore. Temple Adventures is a scuba diving center situated on the East Coast of India. It is mainland India’s first and largest dive school. Temple Adventures started scuba diving in India around ten years ago; continuing off the diving exploration by the Pondicherry Ashram. Temple Adventures, along with our sister dive centre off Chennai are PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Centres that regularly conduct basic experience programmes, certified courses and even caters to divers who wish to follow their passion of becoming dive professionals. Temple Adventures has been associated with the Indian Defence forces and has regularly trained the Marine Police, Indian Coast guard. We have also trained Wildlife rangers in the Gulf of Mannar national park as well as upcoming marine biologists from Alagappa University with the help of our marine conservation department, Temple Reef Foundation.
Want To Go Pro (Become A Dive Professional)?
If you are like us and have fallen in love with scuba diving and would like to take a professional step towards it; then you are at the right place. Temple Adventures is a 5 Star rated Instructor Development Centre (IDC) that specialises in educating scuba divers to take the professional plunge. We offer PADI Go Pro courses and can help you get certified as a PADI Divemaster, PADI Assistant Instructor or a PADI Instructor.
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Temple Adventures has been exploring deep-sea diving in Pondicherry, which has led to a treasure trove of dive sites. Deep-sea diving opens a realm of a more advanced and technical method of scuba diving; which makes Temple Adventures one of the few Indian scuba diving centres that offer Technical Diving courses.
Temple Adventures does not compromise when it comes to the safety of a scuba diver and the quality of a dive. We take great pride in the fact that we provide clean air and regularly serviced Scubapro equipment to all our students and divers. Temple Adventures holds a 100% safety record, with a combined teaching experience of over a hundred years. While our head office is situated in Pondicherry , we have training centres all over India. You can now do your pool sessions or take a refresher course in our Temple Adventures affiliated training centres, now accessible in Andamans, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Pune.
If you're planning to do scuba diving course in India then temple adventures is the one for you. They have wonderful management and instructing staff. They have a beautiful dive sites and I'll definitely want to dive with them again.
I am from Hyderabad. For a non swimmer, and a person with seasickness and fear of water, I really had an amazing experience. First few minutes I was dead scared and freaked out. But because of my instructor who handled the situation well, instilled the confidence and gently guided me. If not for him, I would have missed out on such a wonderful, breathtaking experience. Thank you temple adventures team.
If you ever wanna dive within India or learn scuba this is a place I suggest anyone should go. Begining from documentation, concerning your safety all the time, dive sites are simply beautiful, the motivation provided by each and every team member is absolutely fantastic. Everything in here is properly organised, well managed, very good communication throughout, extremely professional. I look forward to do more diving with the temple adventures.
Temple adventures has a nice and safe environment to get you trained and allay all your fears of diving. They have a small pond to practise basic skills, then we move to a fresh water quarry which is a great starting point if you are worried about moving to the ocean directly. They have amazing dive sites of varying depths and fauna for the last day. The temple adventures centre is warm welcoming and extremely clean and safe. The instructors make it a point to show all the facilities, including air filling station and train you well in all safety parameters. The team was kind enough to accommodate me in the instructors guesthouse, which was an excellent place to stay. The pet dogs and cats at temple adventure are always there to welcome you and play with you. Instructors Excellent instructors. The y will not rush you or pressurise you about anything and will give you your time to learn. John and Das cleared all my doubts. They made sure I learnt to pack my kit and take care of it, as part of the learning process. Highest priority is given to safety and developing good diving practices is at the core of their teaching. Temple Adventures has trainers for all levels of scuba diving training and its a blessing to learn from these highly trained divers from your very first course. Dive Site Temple has identified multiple sites around Pondicherry and you can easily spend a week exploring these sites. There are almost daily diving trips from Pondicherry and you will not get bored. Lucky ones get to see sharks/dolphins and manta rays. Pondicherry Pondicherry is a nice laid back town. You have a plethora of eateries and a nice promenade to take a nice walk at off times. The people are lovely, and its magical to end your day with a nice tea and dinner with your dive buddies and team.
Got my open water diving course done with temple adventures . Glad I choose this place to get my license, Had one heck of an experience. Want to thank all the people who helped and made my experience so much amazing l. Where to I even start, would like to thank sneha to get me started and explain me how easy it is when I was a bit scared to do this, my diving instructor shaveer for explaining everything and coping up with my mistakes which in turn made my experience that much awesome. Last but not least Sachin my diving coach was fab! Thanks alot guys!
If you choose to scuba dive with Temple Adventures, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to the wide array of dive sites that Pondicherry has to offer. Pondicherry has a healthy amalgamation of natural and artificial reefs that sum up to 26 dive sites. Some of our popular dive sites include Aravind’s Wall, Temple Reef. Danny’s Eel Garden, Pirates Booty, Macro Garden and Blue Fairies. Our recently discovered sites include a trawler wreck, as well as sites called Three Roses and Botanical Garden which lie at technical depths. Our dive sites are home to thousands of marine species. From macro beauties like nudibranchs to wide-angle wonders like massive groupers and barracudas, Pondicherry has a flourishing marine life. Other marine-life frequently spotted at our reefs are Angelfish, Bannerfish, Blennies, Lionfish, Moray Eels, Stingrays and a bountiful more. Pondicherry is also annually blessed with gentle giants – the Whale Sharks. So, whether it is the Gorgonian Fan Corals that you can spot at Aravind’s Wall that makes you feel like you have transported to a world of technicolour; or for all you metal-heads interested in exploring the wrecks of cars and scooters at our homegrown Temple Reef; Pondicherry is the ideal Indian scuba diving destination for you. We take pride in the fact that we provide the cleanest filtered air to all our divers in India, our regularly serviced well-maintained equipment for all our divers and of course our 100% safety record that extends to all of our team, with a combined teaching experience of over a hundred years!