PADI scuba diving in India with Temple Adventures


Imagine diving where no one else has before. How many of us are able to say that no one has ever seen this place before me? Well, the team at Temple Adventures on the East Coast of India are doing this on a regular basis, and are taking divers to see these new discoveries daily.
Continuing the research and discovery projects of Graham Hancock : we have been diving here since 2007 and have found both amazing reef and marine life, and located and mapped ancient areas of land and structures up to 25,000 years old.

We train all our divers to the highest level possible and are proud of all students to pass through our school. We offer a full range of PADI diving courses, from beginner to expert. We also take out qualified divers for guided tours of our underwater sea scapes. There is a great range of corals, lion fish, grouper, kingfish, moray eels, eagle and manta rays, parrot fish, sea snakes, triggerfish, butterflys, angels, bannerfish, crustaceans and if you’re lucky, even sharks, whale sharks, turtles and dolphins!

The Legendary Months October and March are the best months to Scuba Diving Pondicherry has to offer. Changes in currents produces calm and still waters and 20m-30m visibility at times. We now dive during 2 seasons of the year. We are open 365 days a year and an extra day every four years too.
It is a pleasure to dive on sites found by the pioneers of diving in Pondicherry. It is also special to find something new, previously never before seen by human eyes. All of our sites are excellent in both marine life and topography. We train a lot of people to Open Water, prior to their trips overseas, to the Andamans, or for mainland diving. The locals of Pondy, and our regular divers all complete their Advanced Diver certifications, allowing them to experience all of Pondy’s spectacular underwater beauty. The deeper areas are reserved for Deep and Tri-Mix divers. We encourage all divers that join us here to take a Nitrox, enriched air course. This enables divers to greatly extend their underwater time, while shortening surface intervals. This certification can be used around the world and is a great asset for years of enjoyable diving. We plan our dive days dependant on the divers attending, experience levels, weather conditions and predicted visibility.

We are based in idilic Pondicherry, where we “Give time a ‘underwater’ break”! Currently dive at more than 20 sites ranging from 5m to 40m depth, with average ocean temperatures of 28 C and visibility up to 40M. We provide training and certification in all PADI scuba diving courses and will guide qualified divers through some of the amazing dive sites in the area. Is the diving good in Pondicherry? Come and see for yourself. Nitrox is here! Choose a mix from 21-40%. Spend more time underwater and less on the surface! Nitrox certification course is taught weekly. Dive into the sea, and experience the thrill of Scuba Diving of India’s East Coast! We have amazing areas of beautiful untouched natural coral reefs, packed with marine life. Experience this for yourself and get your own under the sea picture for your wall or your photo album!! Love your ocean, and she’ll love you back in the depth of Pondicherry.

Here at Temple Adventures, India‘s only active mainland PADI IDC centre, we are ready to help you achieve your goal of a Professional Career in Scuba Diving! Whether you want to teach here in Pondy, Chennai, around India, or even internationally, we can tailor a career development package just for you. We are a Padi 5 Star IDC Dive Resort, and all PADI courses are run by our experienced PADI Instructors aided by qualified assistants. Courses can be taught in English, French, German, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi. All course prices include equipment rental, certification, theory materials and loads of fun. We are Scubapro Dealers and licensed equipment servicing and repair experts. From essentials like masks, snorkels and fins to technical sidemount equipment, from dry bags to regulators: we have it all! But not only do we sell it: we first and foremost love to use it, and are happy to share our passion with you by discussing every single piece of gear. You are not only buying new gear: you are getting advice, tips, tricks, experience and friendship! Come and visit our shop to have a look at all the gear available – but until then, check out the list of equipment in our website and prices, and start writing your own Christmas list 🙂 We also have India‘s first and only PADI Tec Instructors, and the only dive center to do any kind of technical diving in the entire region.