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.

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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.

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.

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Diver Reviews

  • 5 star review  One of the best scuba diving training center in India. Many courses available from beginner or fun to expert or trainer level. Trainers are quite experts and they have their... read more

    thumb Ramesh M
    11/17/2018

    5 star review  Awesome experience. I do not know swimming and was very skeptic of doing scuba diving. And these guys did a tremendous job. Had one of the best experiences. A must... read more

    thumb girish s
    11/21/2017

    5 star review  Hmm. Where to start!?

    So...

    After completing my AOW and doing a few dives at different locations(which involved a lot of travel), I decided to check out a few dive locations in... read more

    With rave reviews about the viz, dive site and the crew, I decided to take the plunge with Temple Adventures(pun intended). 😉

    The rest, they say, is history.

    To say that the TA team has become an extended family may be an understatement.

    With a dive team that is very experienced and knowledgeable, concerned about the environment (Beach Cleanup Wednesday!!!), dedicated to marine conservation (Artificial Reefs Anyone!?), they are the team to dive with when you’re in Pondicherry. And even if you are not and it is your first time diving, the dedication and care that they take to train an individual is commendable.

    These guys know how to party the same way they know how to dive: The best way...(Ice Cube!!).

    Give them a try. You’ll come back with good memories and stories to tell and make friends that will stay with you and dive with you for a long time to come.

    Safe diving!

    thumb Bon
    8/09/2019

  • 5 star review  Extremely professional and polite staff. I've had an amazing experience with temple adventures in fulfilling my dream of Scuba diving. The staff here are very very patient and give you... read more

    Special mention about Viraj, Santosh and Gail who were with us from the beginning till the end making sure me and my wife were doing good.

    thumb Ravindra Sharma
    1/29/2020

    5 star review  Iam a srilankan person. Me and my family went in temple adventure dive centre, pondicherry, India finished my instructor development course.
    So this place very professional100%. Friendly people100%.
    Wowww foods very... read more

    thumb Kalpitiya Diving Center
    6/13/2019

    5 star review  Iam a srilankan person. Me and my family went in temple adventure dive centre, pondicherry, India finished my instructor development course.
    So this place very professional100%. Friendly people100%.
    Wowww foods very... read more

    thumb Kalpitiya Diving Center
    6/14/2019

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!

New To Scuba Diving?

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!

Already A Certified Diver?

As a certified PADI Open Water scuba diver, you are now introduced to a wider variety of options in the scuba diving world. You can now choose to get certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water diver. By doing this course you can descend to a depth of 30 metres (100 ft). The underwater world is very different at a 100ft and it is something every avid scuba diver should try.
We also offer Speciality courses for certified scuba divers such as – PADI Enriched Air Diver, PADI Wreck Diver, PADI Deep Diver, PADI Night Diver, PADI Rescue Diver and many more PADI courses. Or, you could just choose to do some fun dives.
Once you are a certified scuba diver, whether it be Open Water or Advanced Open water, you can always opt to just go on some fun dives with us and enjoy the Pondicherry waters.