Pondi is the closest diving destination from the south is one of the best diving destinations in Mainland India. About 17 metres underwater in the Bay of Bengal, Diving is done throughout the year in this place.
Beautiful gorgonian or fan corals can be spotted at dive sites around Pondicherry at depths of about 30 metres, accessible only to advanced divers. At Pondicherry, visitors can also learn free-diving, which involves going deep underwater without any breathing equipment. The Temple Adventures dive centre buzzed with divers of all levels. Pondicherry has good marine life and there is an artificial reef constructed by temple adventures here, 5 KM from the coast where one can expect to spot moray eels, parrot fish, angel fish, sea snakes, butterfly fish, banner fish, lionfish, eagle and manta rays, Groupers and Crustaceans. Temple adventures are a super place to learn diving.
Dive into the sea, and experience the thrill of Scuba Diving of India's East Coast is an amazing experience for tourists. If one passes by south India and likes to dive, Pondicherry is definitely the best place to visit. It is a pleasure to dive on sites found by the pioneers of diving in Pondicherry.