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Address: 9 Archbishop Gandhi Street | Colas Nagar, Opposite Indira Gandhi Stadium, Pondicherry 605001, India
Phone Number:
+91 99402 19449
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Scuba Diving right here in Pondicherry Ocean!

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Scuba Diving right here in Pondicherry Ocean!

For PADI certification courses, and 1 day programs for non-swimmers also! Now everyone can scuba dive in India!

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!

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Awesome experience

This was for the first time, we were venturing to experience Scuba. I can't believe being aqua-phobic and a nascent swimmer, I consider this as one of my best experience. Thanks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mumbai (Bombay), India

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was for the first time, we were venturing to experience Scuba. I can't believe being aqua-phobic and a nascent swimmer, I consider this as one of my best experience. Thanks to the instructors ( Rishabh, Reni and Dan) who were coolest highly professional guys who made the dive memorable.

Thank mani_bhadra
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Scuba diving was one of the things in my bucket list. Got a chance to fulfill my dream when I visited Pondicherry with my cousin. The staff at temple adventures was very friendly and helpful in providing all the necessary information required for Scuba diving when we visited their dive centre. Since we were doing the Scuba for the first... More 

Thank Radhika P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is only the dive shop in Pondicherry. There is a reason for that. This is not a good diving location made even worse by a lackluster dive shop and staff. Their main dive site was constructed by Temple Adventures themselves. The site consists of wrecked cars, motorcycles, etc. While I understand that recycling vehicles this way may be helpful... More 

2 Thank Libby B
templeadventures, Public Relations Manager at Temple Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback and taking time to write such a detailed report on your experience with us at Temple Adventures. At the outset, I would like to apologize for the seemingly disinterested behaviour of our staff members. We had a long and detailed team meeting to discuss what went wrong and how we can improve to... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first time that I tried diving in my life. Temple Adventures provide such a safe experience for beginners that you would definitely go for a second round. It's a 2 day process. First day was training of how to use equipment, breathing practise and the steps to be followed for various situations that you can face while... More 

Thank MeghaMittal
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Reviewed March 15, 2017

I cycled my way down to the Scuba school and reached there by 12 noon. When I reached the school, I met the scuba team who had just returned from a morning dive. I saw them unloading the scuba gears from the vehicle back into the big tubs for cleaning purposes. I went inside and was greeted by one of the... More 

3 Thank Sushant K
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

Good pre training ; worth a try once , very safe , superb instructors , superb guides , spotted huge fishes as big as 4 ft ...

1 Thank Shrenikbjain
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Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

One of the good diving experience with temple adventures. I went along with two of my cousin brothers. Due to over night rain , the sea was very rough. The guys at temple adventures handled extremely well. The staff are very friendly, nice setup and equipments. Overall a good experience.

Thank vidyasagar_g
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed January 4, 2017

Booked 2 fun dives with Temple adventures for 31st December. The booking was easy and the team is extremely responsive on phone as well as e-mail. When there was a problem with the payment portal, they rectified it within 15 minutes. Office space: The office is close to railway station and Indira Gandhi Stadium. It was bustling in the morning... More 

3 Thank nirubhat
Kochi (Cochin), India
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Reviewed December 29, 2016

Being a non swimmer, I was at ease in the sea deep diving for the first time. We dived max 12 m deep and have seen Batfish, Bannerfish, Box fish, Puffers, Potato Groupers, Barracuda (Only me and my instructor Rob was lucky to see this among all the other divers), Silver dollar, Cleaner wrasse, are among some! The time spent... More 

1 Thank Manoj K
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Came to Pondy specifically for some diving, initially booked four dives but had to call off final two due to possibility of adverse weather conditions (guys said it was too dangerous to take boat to deep dive sites) their attitude could not have been more professional and helpful. Went out of their way to organise a refund for me. So... More 

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