Temple Adventures
Temple Adventures
4.5
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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!
Pondicherry, India
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Awards
Travelers' Choice
2023

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Medha Iha
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Friends
I have absolutely loved my diving journey and experiences with Temple Adventures. It started with my Open Water Course in Dec’19 with Viraj and this month I was able to completed my Advanced Open Course And Enriched Air Diving Course with Shaveer. The team is super professional and extremely reliable. They prioritise safety over everything, which is the most important for me. And on top of that — it’s a lot of FUN!! I would totally recommend Temple Adventures to all looking to start their diving journey — it is the best place to start as you will get a really good training to help build your confidence to be diving across the world.

Once again, thank you for each and everyone in the Temple team for making our experience so magical and memorable :)
Written November 30, 2020
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Prachi J
New Delhi, India91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
This was the 2nd time we did scuba diving (1st was in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka) but we were doing it with kids for the 1st time. To say this experience was amazing is such an understatement. They are extremely professional, we had 2 teenagers and a kid 11 yo. They were extremely patient with all of us. The pool training lasted about 3.5 hours as Anmol very patiently explained the whole process, got us to practice and ensured we were absolutely comfortable. The result was that the next day when we went for the dive, it was seamless as the breathing came naturally to us. All their instructors are not only professional but also empathetic and humane. The boat ride was smooth and our guide Veer kept us informed all the time. The equipment used are also very good quality and well maintained. A couple of things they can do better, the breakfast offered is very basic, just bread and eggs and in a run down kind of kitchen. The other is that when they buckled us up just before the dive, we didn't see the instructor till we dived in so a little care is important. Most importantly I was really impressed with Mr. Devaraj who not only explained the whole process, but never once pushed us into taking it. His thorough professionalism is the sole reason we went with Temple Adventure and I didn't regret it at all. It's a must do in Pondicherry as even though the marine life isn't very exotic, the sheer training undertaken by them is totally worth it.
Written January 5, 2020
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NEHA R
Mumbai, India1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
Having completed my Advance Open Water Divers certification (with Temple Adventures, Chennai), I made a dive trip to explore the Pondicherry waters with Temple Adventures, Pondicherry. I wanted to complete 3 speciality dive certifications and I reached out to the team to help me plan. Shaveer made out my plan so perfectly so I could learn and practice my dives hassle free. Be it the dives at the Quarry or out in the ocean, the whole experience was delivered so professionally. The team really takes care of you through and through, teaching you the right skills and techniques under the water or even at a theory class over the water. You dont have to worry about a thing, the team even takes care of you off-dive, right from your meal if you’re headed far to the snacks on board. Special shout out to Najeem, Guru, and Priyam for instructing me through my courses and giving me the confidence to dive different spots and conditions. If you’re a first time diver or a seasoned one, Temple Adventures should be a part of your plan at Pondicherry!!
Written June 7, 2022
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Gandhi
Pondicherry, India5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Solo
Got back to temple adventures for the Advanced OWC after a gap of 5 years. Had a pleasant experience right from the beginning, from being open to accommodate the booking at my convenience during these difficult times with all the necessary options and guidance to smoothly arrange for a slot.
Stepping in with nostalgic memories from back in 2016 was hoping to have a similar experience like the previous time. Met Shaveer, my instructor who welcomed me with a warm smile that was obvious even with his mask on. Shaveer was very patient with me given that I was rusty in the beginning and ensured that I had all my questions answered irrespective of how silly they were. The best part was his confidence he has in his students that translates into your learning! Equal importance was given to theoretical and practical applications of the course specifics where he backs you up at all instances and guides you the right way. He ensured to make the course journey not just informative but also enjoyable with his abundant experience and amicable nature. Throughout my time spent at the centre all staff were polite and kind to share any experience that could be of use. Ought to mention a few more names like Parthi, JP, Ajith, John, Das, Anmol and all others with whom I exchanged smiles and who extended a kind gesture made sure that I feel at home!
Thanks to each one of you!
Looking forward to my next set of learning and fun dives real soon and to not miss the sight of the SHARK WHALE! Yes, I was on the boat when they saw it!

Ought to mention that at all times all staffs followed all the COVID-19 protocols of wearing a mask, keeping hand sanitizers handy, maintaining social distance and managing and preparing the equipments for the dive with at most care.
Written June 20, 2021
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Noorain Nadim
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Absolutely loved our experience at Temple Adventures! My family and I went scubadiving with them in July this year. We are amateur swimmers and had never done this before. The team made us feel really comfortable from the get go, trained us really well and set us up for success. We did what we did successfully because of them and we'll cherish this experience for the rest of our lives. The waters were absolutely scenic and it was just perfect!

Shoutout to Shahveer, Aravind, Siddharth, Shubham, Akshay, John and EVERY SINGLE PERSON on the team, who are all so skilled at diving and go out of their way to help everyone feel comfortable under water.

It takes a special group of people to make an adventure feel like it was meant for you. Thank you to the team from the bottom of our hearts.
Written July 5, 2021
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Maddy
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Friends
The team at Temple Adventures are thoroughly trained & really fun to learn from. We did the Open Water Course with Siddharth Jha as our instructor and couldn't have had it better. He made us feel very comfortable from the very beginning & made sure we did our best till the very end. The support staff including other instructors, dive masters & dive master trainees were also very helpful & warm all along. This dive centre is a probably one of the best places for Scuba Education because of the highly experienced staff & their pursuit to be the best at what they do.

While people say Pondicherry may not be the best spot for diving due to bad visibility, we did have some good sightings underwater. Although the visibility was average, we were doing a course and what we learnt was more important than the experience of fun dive itself. And the course was well planned and executed by Sid & team!

I am so glad I was introduced to the underwater world through Temple Adventures. It was a complete package of fun coupled with education. Can't wait to do my Advance Open Water course next!
Written January 15, 2021
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Rachana Ramchand
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Solo
The experience was magical and wholesome. Pondi seas & the marine life was better than expected, but what truly made it special were the super fun instructors who made you feel right at home. From Tanvi’s humour & discipline during registration (making sure the “intern” was doing everything properly - sorry forgot his name!!), Benji’s calm composure while training me in the pool, Akshay & Shubham taking care of me in the sea patiently (and checking on me every 10 seconds) while I spent most of my time floundering around, Parthi & Shubham picking me up/ dropping me on the bike in the sweltering heat at noon & at 6am in the morning, Captain Anna managing the boat with ease and expertise, Siddharth and his pee jokes... can’t wait to be back & hopefully explore the Chennai quarry!
Written April 8, 2021
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Rajesh
Hyderabad, India1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Solo
I bought a Scubapro Clear Vu mask from Temple and their products are of the best quality and construction. Santosh who is an asst instructor from Temple guided me patiently and helped me pick the right mask. For your scuba gear Temple should be first stop.
Written March 31, 2021
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Passenger52618701198
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Temple Adventures is a very good surprise with how professional, organized and well trained their entire staff is when it comes to diving in India. From booking to diving and everything in between I felt like I was in good hands that knew exactly what they were doing.

I did my Drift Diver and Nitrox speciality courses with them and will look forward to going again for further specialities.

Thank you Shaveer, Shreya, Rajat, Jaya and the whole team
Written March 26, 2023
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Yeshwanth Comar
Bengaluru, India1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
Without a second thought, this is the place you should join to learn Scuba diving.
The learning program is structured in a manner taking consideration of every individual needs as well.

Mr. Rajat T and Ms. Aishwarya Manchekar were my instructors during my certification. I would like to thank both of them for their patience in teaching me during my difficult endeavour to perform the skills required. Would definitely like to acknowledge and recommend both as an instructor and Temple Adventures as the go to dive centre.

A special thanks to Me. Aishwarya Manchekar, who literally made me overcome my mental block enabling me to complete my dive. She was very patient and and supportive enabling me to complete my certification. Indeed she deserves a 7 star rating.

Thanks again!! Diving is fun with Temple Adventures!!
Written October 6, 2022
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