Scuba & Snorkeling in Pondicherry

THE 5 BEST Pondicherry Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

Scuba & Snorkeling in Pondicherry

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  • Meghana Murali Iyer
    Shimoga, India1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I’d like to begin by saying that I had an amazing time diving with the folks at Temple Adventures!

    I had planned to do my Open Water and Advanced Open Water Diver course with Mr Shaveer Patel in October 2023. We had a few conversations over call and decided to do it my December. Though it was a long wait, I’m glad to say that it was definitely worth it. Shaveer was very patient throughout the training period, ensuring we were comfortable each step of the way. He was ready to answer any questions and made sure we enjoyed what we were learning. I’m very grateful for that.

    Overall, the folks at Temple Adventures were warm and welcoming making my first solo trip to Pondicherry memorable :)
    Written 4 January 2024
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  • Blessy Varghese
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I did my PADI advanced open water course , had an awesome amazing experience.

    All the dive sites were rich in marine life. Had plenty of fish species in all the dive sites which included large groupers, remoras, lionfishes, snappers...thousands of them. I would definitely recommend to experience diving from the amazing team in amazing dive sites, where you can witness rich marine life.
    Written 22 October 2022
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  • Neha R
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We approached Samudra Adventures at a rather short notice for Scuba diving, yet they were able to manage it without compromising on the protocol.

    We were trained for the diving, had a raw adventurous boat ride from river to the ocean, the scene was gorgeous but it's only for the adventurous ones who take calculated risks.

    My instructor Akshay was a thorough professional, clear on skills and decent.

    It was a safe & comfortable experience and wonderful to see underwater life of the ocean.

    I wish their business continues to grow and upgrade to more sophistication. This is not an easy job and they are hardworking, responsible and therefore deserving.

    Adding a pic here.
    Written 1 January 2022
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  • Abhinav S
    Bengaluru, India22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went quarry diving with Jonah from Eternal Divers this December. My wife did a discovery dive as well, and loved the experience. Jonah was calm in reassuring her and making her comfortable with the equipment. He patiently answered her questions and was not pushy at all.

    My qaurry dive was a fun experience, with water ferns and stones of different shapes and sizes strewn around, creating an eerie scene. Jonah had quite a keen eye and showed us some mini tiger fish and fresh water crabs hidden away in the crevasses.

    Eternal Divers is located near Auroville. They have a mini forest around them and a lovely rottie named Zeus. Will definitely recommend them for their courses and fun dives. They are flexible on timings and will structure the dive around your plan and are very knowledgeable of the area and weather/water conditions.
    Written 29 December 2019
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  • Nikhil T
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I've had many inhibitions about trying out scuba, and Chirag answered a lot of those questions patiently.
    Unfortunately I had an injury just 2-3 days before I was planning to try out my first scuba lesson with Chirag. But some of my friends did go to Chirag, and have had a great experience.
    While I haven't yet learnt my diving from Chirag due to my injury, we've infact ended up in being a great friends on a personal level in a very short time. I've met many of his students over evening social gatherings in Pondicherry, and they've not just loved his teaching, but also the fact that they can chill with him in the evenings - And I know that as I recover, Chirag will be the first person I go to for my scuba lessons.
    Written 28 December 2020
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  • ajay vs
    Tiruchirappalli, India3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chakra divers pondicherry is good for scuba diving and if you are doing scuba time for the first time, please wear full ear mask cap to cover your entire ear. Sometimes going inside the 30 feet deep water may cause ear drum to burge or blown out suddenly due to decompression and high pressure in sea water.

    Please be safe doing scuba. Chakra divers people are really good and professional and they will train you in swimming pool with oxygen cylinder like how to breathe in and out and then you will be taken to the beach. Over all it was a fantastic experience with chakra dive.

    Be safe and enjoy deep water diving.
    Written 26 July 2023
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  • Rachel Dcosta
    Mumbai, India2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hi I am Rachel! I am very very very afraid of the ocean. However, Thomas made me extremely comfortable. The team was very patient with me, some one who is a phobic.

    I received a long and intense training of 4 hours.

    When I jumped in the waters I was not sure of my decision but the team held my hand under waters and I had a most magical experience of my life. I felt my best under waters with them than on the boat.

    I cannot thank Thomas enough for the experience and care and the kind of hospitality I received.

    Thank you Mad Manta! See you at the Andamans soon.
    Written 9 April 2021
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