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Scuba Diving in Pondicherry

Dive in to the best sites on India's East coast where some of the most legendary diving centres lie. Here, a rich history of diving exists alongside a quaint way of life.
Inspired by everyone from the Dutch & Portuguese to the British & French occupants, Pondy, as it is affectionately called still holds on to the older & slower ways as well as charms from a bygone Era.

Diving in Pondicherry

The Sri Aurobindo Ashram at Auroville (City of Dawn), old and large 18th - 19th Century churches and long beautiful beaches make the surroundings enchanting and memorable. Popular eateries cover a wide variety of authentic cuisines including French, Indian, Italian, Mexican, Thai and Chinese. A City studded with Botanical Gardens, a plethora of ancient Hindu temples and our favourite, the Madras Crocodile Bank offer so much more to a Pondy holiday.

Then there's the Diving: home to one of the oldest & most experienced Dive Centres on the East Coast as well as India's only Scubapro distribution centre, Pondy has a surprising amount of diversity to explore & dive on. Abundant natural as well as artificial reefs, macro critters everywhere, 365 days of diving availability and easy air+road connections make Pondy a "must-do" on a diver's bucket-list. Some of the most experienced divers as well as involved marine-conservationists swear by Pondy and its abundance.

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It is also perfect for all levels of Courses! From basic PADI courses going to professional; from Diving Equipment workshops to advanced Specialtys - there's something for all levels of divers. Not to mention the Industry Dive Expo that is conducted here annually.

All this with some of the friendliest dive crews in the country (as famous for their fiery, scorching Spaghetti Sauces as they are for well-experienced & informed diving in the local waters). Dive & explore Pondicherry - one of the quaintest corners of India.

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Author: Seemant Saxena

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