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  • Trip introduction

    The Discover Scuba Diving course is a trial run for those who would like to be certified in scuba diving, but are not sure yet. In these sessions, you will learn basic safety guidelines and skills, and will dive with an experienced instructor.

    Your diving sessions combine one theory session, one session in a swimming pool to get comfortable with your equipment, and finally, one open water dive, where you'll head out into the sea to try out your newly acquired skills. It’s extremely safe and a lot of fun.

    IMPORTANT: This is not a fixed departure trip. It requires a minimum of 2 persons for a booking confirmation.

    Destination

    Pondicherry is one of the best mainland diving destinations in India. There are gorgeous untouched reefs, a stunning range of fish like lion fish, grouper, kingfish, moray eels, eagle and manta rays, parrot fish, sea snakes, triggerfish, banner fish, crustaceans and even sharks, whale sharks, turtles and dolphins! There are more than 20 dive sites ranging from 10 metres to 40 metres depth, and visibility up to 40 metres. The water temperature is a comfortable 28 degrees, and there's plenty to do when you're not in the water too.

    Destination highlights

    Dive in the azure waters of Pondicherry | Try your hand at diving in open waters | Go as deep as 12 meters | Swim among a great range of corals and fish

    Activity Details

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    30 min

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    12 meters

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    Trip details
  • Day 1: Training Session

    Participants undergo a theory session followed by a training session in the swimming pool. This session enables you to get comfortable with your gear in a controlled environment, and without the distraction of fish and corals. Once you're comfortable and confident, you'll be ready for your open water dive.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Temple Adventure's dive centre

    Temple Adventure's dive centre

    12:00 PM

    Food

    NA
    Day 2: Deep Sea Dive
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  • Cancellation policy

    Up to 30 days: Deposits are fully-refundable.

    29-15 days: Deposits are 50% refundable.

    14-7 days: Deposits are non-refundable, but booking dates can be altered.

    Less than 7 days: Deposits are non-refundable and booking dates cannot be altered.

    Rules on trip

    Do note that you cannot fly for at least 12 hours after your dive. Please make return bookings accordingly.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The boat leaves by 7:00 am. If participants don't show up, are late, drunk, hung-over, or in a state deemed by our staff to be unsafe to dive, then they will lose their deposit and owe the supplier any unpaid funds as well.
    • Pondicherry Scuba Diving Adventure India Scuba Discover Scuba PADI
    • Pondicherry Scuba Diving Adventure India Scuba Discover Scuba PADI
    • Pondicherry Scuba Diving Adventure India Scuba Discover Scuba PADI
    • Pondicherry Scuba Diving Adventure India Scuba Discover Scuba PADI
    • Pondicherry Scuba Diving Adventure India Scuba Discover Scuba PADI
    • Pondicherry Scuba Diving Adventure India Scuba Discover Scuba PADI
    • Pondicherry Scuba Diving Adventure India Scuba Discover Scuba PADI
    • Pondicherry Scuba Diving Adventure India Scuba Discover Scuba PADI
    • Pondicherry Scuba Diving Adventure India Scuba Discover Scuba PADI
    • Pondicherry Scuba Diving Adventure India Scuba Discover Scuba PADI
    • Pondicherry Scuba Diving Adventure India Scuba Discover Scuba PADI
    • Pondicherry Scuba Diving Adventure India Scuba Discover Scuba PADI
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • One 30-min open water scuba dive

    • Theory session and shallow water training
    • All equipment required for scuba diving
    • Boat transfers between dive center and dive spot
    • Services of certified dive instructor and support crew
    • Meal package including breakfast and snacks on Day 2
    • Underwater photos of the dive
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel cost from home city to dive center

    • Any meals or accommodation in Pondicherry
    • Personal expenses like meals or beverages etc.
    • Any costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, natural calamities etc.
    • Adventure travel or health insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Swim wear
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Nitrox compressor
    • Twin tanks
    • O2 medical kit
    • Medical kits in boat

    You need to get

    • Towel
    • Swim wear
    • Memory card/USB drive for taking home the photos

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.