What is scuba diving?

Sree Annapoorna Sree Gowrishankar

What is scuba diving?

SCUBA is an acronym for Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. Scuba Diving is an underwater activity where one can breathe unassisted independently and work or explore the underwater world.

Can I dive?

Anyone with reasonable fitness can dive. Anyone above the age of ten years with no upper age limit, reasonably fit can have a go at diving. Children between 8 and 9 can try SCUBA in our shallow pool.

Is it difficult or dangerous to dive?

It is as easy as breathing :P. Any adventure activity does have some inherent risks but in reality, it’s safer underwater than on our roads. All our dive staff are qualified to international standards. This includes our boat captains who are all licensed boat handlers with First Response certificates. All our facilities, like boats, swimming pools and dive equipment are maintained to the highest standards.

Are there sharks?

If you get to see a shark on your dive, you are really LUCKY! Most of them have been overfished. They tend to avoid humans underwater and are a bit shy.

I wear glasses, will it be a problem?

You can use contact lenses when you dive, just let your instructor know before your dive. We have prescription masks (myopia -3, -5, -6) that you can use during your dive. If are below -2 you do not need any aid to see underwater.

What will I get to see?

The marine life of Pondicherry ranges from tiny bioluminescent plankton on night dives to whale sharks bigger than a bus. Groupers, Lionfish, Barracudas, Sweetlips, Rabbitfish, Stone fish, Scorpion fish, Frogfish, Eels, Crabs, Squid, Cuttlefish, Trevally, etc, are commonly found in the reefs.