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About Temple Adventures

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Our Story

  • Temple Adventures was set up by Rob Partridge, Dave Hearn and SB Aravind in 2008 in Mahabalipuram. Soon after, in 2009, the base for Temple Adventures was shifted to Pondicherry. Temple Adventures is a premiere 5-star PADI Dive Centre and Instructor Development Centre, the only one in the East Coast of India. We have a staff strength of 15- 20 dive professionals at present.

  • Dive Education :
    We offer dive education for various levels of experience. The most basic level offered is Discover Scuba Diving, an experience program for non-swimmers. We also offer certified dive courses, including training for dive professionals – from Dive Masters to Dive Instructors. We also undertake training in advanced methods of Technical Diving, beyond the limitations of recreational diving. Specialised dive education is also conducted for scientific research facilities, Military Units, Coast Guard and Fire and Rescue Services.
How Temple Adventures Grew
  • Marine Conservation and Research :
    We conduct marine surveys and underwater field work of marine scientists, on demand. With a long-running artificial reef program, we are one of India’s pioneers in successful artificial reef succession. We have now launched Temple Reef Foundation, an NGO focussed on marine conservation and research.

  • Locations :
    With our headquarters located in Pondicherry, we have a strong network of dive centre and professionals across the world. Our secondary dive centre, Dive Chennai, is located at Pattipulam beach located 7km from Mahabalipuram. We also have a strong presence in Bangalore and Kozhikode. We organise yearly dive tours, in various sought-after destinations of the world. Past expeditions include Myanmar, Thailand and Philippines.

  • Dive Equipment Sales and Servicing :
    Being an authorised Scubapro dealer, we handle sales of dive equipment as well. We also have skilled equipment technicians who service all Scubapro dive equipment. We sell equipment to individuals as personal dive gear, as well as to other dive centres for equipment setup.