We at Ocean Delight would be honoured to be your key to the mesmerising underwater world of our enchanting coastline of Tamil Nadu. We are located in Kovalam on the border of Chennai, the capital of the State. Tamil Nadu is located in the South-East Coast of the Indian Peninsula, and forms a part of Coromandel Coast of Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean. Our coastline is 1,076 km (669 mi) long and is the second-longest coastline in the country and home to the world’s second longest natural beach (our very own Marina Beach).

We were given the task as Underwater consultants to deploy and maintain Artificial reefs at fishing villages along the coast of Chennai, Kancheepuram & Thiruvallur districts of Tamil Nadu by the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute(CMFRI). We also undertook the responsibility to educate the local fishing villages about importance of – sustainable fishing practices and marine & coral conservation.

At Ocean Delight Scuba, we offer a full range of PADI Certification Courses. Already Qualified to dive? Join our experienced home ocean grown instructors for an expedition to known and unknown waters.

About Us

Our Story

Ever since Venkat’s first dive and him experiencing the joy of swimming along with the fish he is used to see in his fish nets. He was eager to educate his fishing village and share the wonders of underwater world with everyone. He then met Rahul on beaches of Kovalam while surfing which fructified into forming Ocean Delight Scuba. They have been actively involved in deploying & maintaining artificial reefs along the coast of Chennai, Kancheepuram & Tiruvallur.          

Meet the Team

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Venkatesh

Venkat, is a vibrant soul of his fishing village of Kovalam, his very own “paradise”. The very first scuba diving instructor from the fishing community of India. Happens to also be a Surf, SUP & Kayak instructor a.k.a Machado a.k.a Marian (‘King of the Ocean’ in tamil). Venkat always dreamt of a life in the water like his father and spent his early days going fishing but was forced to take the scholastic route - graduating as a mechanical engineer. Venkat started working as a surf instructor and ever since his first dive in Andaman Islands, realised his true calling which culminated to him becoming a Scuba Diving Instructor. Having worked and dived in Andamans & India and innate knowledge of ocean makes him the soul of our Team.
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Rahul Siddharth

A computer engineer, portfolio manager, scuba diving & yoga instructor. Growing up by the coast, his passion for water was innate. Started off his water-world journey young with a national rowing gold medal and indulged with many water activities like water skiing, surfing, kitesurfing & free-diving. These flirtations made him realise his true love for Scuba Diving. Having worked as Scuba Diving Instructor in India, Thailand & Indonesia brings a whole lot of experience to our team. Our very own 'Aquaman'.

Discover Scuba Diving

Wanna be a mermaid/merman for a day?

Experience weightlessness, freedom, tranquility, bliss all at once…

The PADI Discover Scuba Diver is a day program that lets you experience the thrill of scuba diving under the supervision of one of our PADI instructors without having to go through a full course program. You will be taken up to a maximum depth of 12m


SWIMMING SKILLS NOT REQUIRED

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Discover Scuba Diving

The PADI Discover Scuba Diver is a one day program that lets you experience the thrill of scuba diving under the supervision of one of our PADI instructors without having to go through a full course program.

Minimum Age: 10 years.

(Swimming skills are not required)

It consists of two parts:-

Pool Training

A pool training session is conducted by our PADI instructors to get you comfortable with your scuba equipment and familiar with breathing underwater.

Ocean Dive

Once you’re comfortable in the pool, we go for an open ocean dive. Our Instructor will take you up to a depth of 12m maximum and let you be stunned by the amazing underwater flora and fauna.

Includes:-

  • Boat Ride to and from Dive Site
  • All underwater Scuba Equipment
  • Complimentary Underwater photographs
  • Internationally Accepted PADI Cert.
  • Snacks included

Fun Dive

Join our instructors for an expedition to known or unknown waters, if you are already certified. Venkat & Rahul are always exploring for new sites in our mighty lil Bay of Bengal.

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Fun Dive

If you are already a certified diver, you can join our Home Ocean Grown Instructors Venkat & Rahul on their expedition. They are always on the look for new sites in our mighty little Bay of Bengal.

The minimum certification required is Open Water.

Equipment Rental included.

Private Couple's Diving

This is a specially curated private diving experience for couples. Could be a Special Anniversary or even to get Married.
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Private Couple Diving​

This is a tailor-made private diving experience. A perfect way to spend your anniversary or even get married underwater.

Your private qualified instructor and captain will take you out to sea for a mesmerizing underwater ride and you will get to enjoy a romantic cruise and a glass of bubbly after the dive.

Dive Courses

The PADI Scuba Diver course covers the first 3 chapters of the PADI Open Water Diver course and is suitable for divers that just don’t have enough time for the whole open water program.

The Scuba Diver course certifies divers to dive to a depth of 12 meters anywhere in the world with a qualified instructor/assistant instructor.

Minimum Age: 10 years.

17,500 INR

Duration: 2 days

If you are already a PADI Scuba Diver, you can use this program to upgrade to the full PADI Open Water Diver certificate and extend your diving depth limit to 18 meters.

This program picks up where you last finished during the Scuba Diver training and you will complete the remaining sections of the PADI Open Water Diver course. This 2-day program will include the final chapters of the classroom theory and confined water training, before heading to do the final 2 dives of the course.

18,500 INR

Duration: 1-1.5 days

The PADI Open Water Diver program is the most recognized entry-level diving course in the world certifying you to dive to a depth of 18 meters.

Minimum Age: 10 years.

Our 4-day course outline is conducted under the supervision of our experienced PADI instructors. Kids (< 14 years) will earn the PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification and will be certified to dive a depth of 12m.

Course structure

The Open Water Course comprises of three main components – Theory, Confined Water/Pool and 4 Open Water Dives.

The confined water training ( pool training ) usually takes 1 day and we split the 4 Open water dives over two days based on your convenience and availability.

Flexible theory

You have the option of doing the theory here with us at the dive shop or we can email you the theory if you have a tablet/smartphone/computer, for which you can complete the Knowledge Reviews prior to coming in. Once that is completed, you can take the quizzes and exams with us here at our dive shop.

Pre-requisites

As part of the water skills assessment, you would need to complete a 10-minute float in water too deep to stand in and a 200 mt non-stop swim OR 300 mt. swim with mask, snorkel and fins.

With regards to medical fitness, please find attached our medical questionnaire. We are ideally looking for NO as answers to all of the conditions listed. If you would answer YES, to any of these we would need a doctors clearance prior to commencing the course stating that you are fit for diving.

26,000 INR

Duration: 3-4 days

You have to complete 5 dives to be successfully certified as an Advanced Open Water Diver. This course builds your confidence in navigation, fine-tunes your buoyancy and gives you access dive sites up to 30m.

Apart from the Deep & Navigation dive that is compulsory, you need to choose 3 more dives: Night, Drift, Peak Performance,  Buoyancy, Boat, Fish ID, Search & Recovery, or Digital Underwater Photography.

19700 INR

Duration: 2-3 days

It is just a one day course and can be taken by anyone, even non-divers.  The training program that involves knowledge development sessions using manuals, videos, and demonstrations, as well as practice sessions.

Taking the course does not have any minimum age requirement or other pre-requisites. This course teaches participants how to respond to life-threatening emergencies. You are taught primary & secondary care, CPR & first aid, injury management, bandaging, risk assessment and much more.

10000 INR

Duration: 1 day

Most of our past Rescue Diver students describe this course as the most challenging, rewarding and fun course they have completed. This course focuses on safety in scuba diving and rescue skills, it also expands on the safety skills you have already learned and how to prevent problems, along with managing them if they occur. Rescue Divers look beyond themselves and consider other divers safety.

The Rescue Diver course is considered the stepping stone into becoming a professional diver leading into the Divemaster and Instructor courses. The Rescue Diver course usually takes place over 3 days. The course has two main components – knowledge development and in-water training exercises. Knowledge development is achieved through a combination of independent student study and instructor-led study sessions. The open water training exercises will take place both from the beach and our dive boats to prepare you for all possible eventualities and scenarios.

The Rescue Diver course philosophy is that there is rarely only one way to accomplish a task. There is no “right” way to perform a rescue, but rather many options from which rescuers draw depending on the scenario. The course takes a flexible, conceptual approach to perform rescues – a rescuer’s relative size and strength, for example, as well as environmental factors, dictate what rescue technique may be most effective. Rescue training exercises are provided for individual differences and capabilities while encouraging divers to experiment with alternate techniques. Student divers learn to first think about the options available for handling an emergency, then to act using the best method for the situation.

Key Learning Points

  • ✓ Learn about self-rescue first.
  • ✓ Recognize and manage stress in other divers.
  • ✓ Emergency management and equipment.
  • ✓ Rescuing panicked divers.
  • ✓ Rescuing unresponsive divers.
  • ✓ Helping a tired diver
  • ✓ Response from the shore or a boat
  • ✓ Rescuing distressed diver under the water
  • ✓ Organizing and participating in the research of Missing diver
  • ✓ Rescuing and surfacing the Unconscious Diver
  • ✓ Rescuing unconscious Diver at the Surface
  • ✓ Exit an unconscious diver from the water
  • ✓ First Aid for Pressure-Related Accidents

Prior to Rescue diver certification, you must have completed a recognized First Aid course training within the last 24 months. Training may be completed along with the rescue diver course. (React Right First Aid Course extra 5,900 baht).

To enroll in the Rescue Diver course, you must be: 12 years or older. Have an Advanced Diver certification; This is a must for all frequent divers. Surface and underwater scenario practice of conscious, unconscious, and panicked divers, along with a full range of diving accident simulations. A very fun course due to its “role-playing” nature, it is recommended that all divers participate in this to broaden their skills and promote diver safety.

22000 INR

Duration: 3 days

During your time with us, you will learn all the aspects and day to day goings-on in a busy working Dive Center, not some college classroom, talking about the real world. Most of your time you will be on the boats with real customers assisting our team of Instructors in the day to day operations of a busy Dive Center.

You will learn what it takes to be a professional Scuba Diver.  You will hone your diving skills, perfect your Rescue Diving techniques and learn how to demonstrate skills to novice divers. Once certified you will become a member of our staff working as a professional diver alongside our Instructors, you will assist with a wide variety of PADI courses and you will also learn how to guide dives.

Becoming a Divemaster is a great accomplishment and as you enter the ranks of leadership level diving you will feel proud of your achievement. During your Divemaster Internship at Ocean Delight Scuba, you will gain the experience and confidence to call the Ocean your “Home and Your Office”, or living the Dream as many of us choose to call it. Our Divemaster Internship allows you to Get trained, Get Certified and Get experience as a Professional Divemaster, without the expense. As you travel the world working and diving you become an ambassador for Ocean Delight Scuba and the Instructors that taught you.

Please get in touch for further details

 

PADI Scuba Diver

The PADI Scuba Diver course covers the first 3 chapters of the PADI Open Water Diver course and is suitable for divers that just don’t have enough time for the whole open water program.

The Scuba Diver course certifies divers to dive to a depth of 12 meters anywhere in the world with a qualified instructor/assistant instructor.

Minimum Age: 10 years

17,500 INR

Duration: 2 days

Upgrade Scuba Diver to Open Water

If you are already a PADI Scuba Diver, you can use this program to upgrade to the full PADI Open Water Diver certificate and extend your diving depth limit to 18 meters.

This program picks up where you last finished during the Scuba Diver training and you will complete the remaining sections of the PADI Open Water Diver course. This 2-day program will include the final chapters of the classroom theory and confined water training, before heading to do the final 2 dives of the course.

18,500 INR

Duration: 1-1.5 days

Open Water Diver

The PADI Open Water Diver program is the most recognized entry-level diving course in the world certifying you to dive to a depth of 18 meters.

Minimum Age: 10 years.

Our 4-day course outline is conducted under the supervision of our experienced PADI instructors in small groups. Kids (< 14 years) will earn the PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification and will be certified to dive a depth of 12m.

Course structure

The Open Water Course comprises of three main components – Theory, Confined Water/Pool, and 4 Open Water Dives.

The confined water training ( pool training ) usually takes 1 day and we split the 4 Open water dives over two days based on your convenience and availability.

Flexible theory

You have the option of doing the theory here with us at the dive shop or we can email you the theory if you have a tablet/smartphone/computer, for which you can complete the Knowledge Reviews prior to coming in. Once that is completed, you can take the quizzes and exams with us here at our dive shop.

Pre-requisites

As part of the water skills assessment, you would need to complete a 10-minute float in water too deep to stand in and a 200 mt non-stop swim OR 300 mt. swim with mask, snorkel, and fins.

With regards to medical fitness, please find attached our medical questionnaire. We are ideally looking for NO as answers to all of the conditions listed. If you would answer YES, to any of these we would need a doctor clearance prior to commencing the course stating that you are fit for diving.

26,000 INR

Duration: 3-4 days

Advanced Open Water Diver

You have to complete 5 dives to be successfully certified as an Advanced Open Water Diver. This course builds your confidence in navigation, fine-tunes your buoyancy, and gives you access dive sites up to 30m.

Apart from the Deep Navigation dive that is compulsory, you need to choose 3 more dives: Night, Drift, Peak Performance, Buoyancy, Boat, Fish ID, Search & Recovery, or Digital Underwater Photography.

19700 INR

Duration: 2-3 days

EFR (First Aid)

It is just a one day course and can be taken by anyone, even non-divers.  The training program that involves knowledge development sessions using manuals, videos, and demonstrations, as well as practice sessions.

Taking the course does not have any minimum age requirement or other pre-requisites. This course teaches participants how to respond to life-threatening emergencies. You are taught primary & secondary care, CPR & first aid, injury management, bandaging, risk assessment and much more.

10000 INR

Duration: 1 day

Rescue Diver

Most of our past Rescue Diver students describe the Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, rewarding and fun course they have completed. The Rescue Diver course focuses on safety in scuba diving and rescue skills, it also expands on the safety skills you have already learned and how to prevent problems, along with managing them if they occur. Rescue Divers look beyond themselves and consider other divers safety. The Rescue Diver course is considered the stepping stone into becoming a professional diver leading into the Divemaster and Instructor courses. The Rescue Diver course usually takes place over 3 days. The course has two main components – knowledge development and in-water training exercises. Knowledge development is achieved through a combination of independent student study and instructor-led study sessions. The open water training exercises will take place both from the beach and our dive boats to prepare you for all possible eventualities and scenarios. The Rescue Diver course philosophy is that there is rarely only one way to accomplish a task. There is no “right” way to perform a rescue, but rather many options from which rescuers draw depending on the scenario. The course takes a flexible, conceptual approach to perform rescues – a rescuer’s relative size and strength, for example, as well as environmental factors, dictate what rescue technique may be most effective. Rescue training exercises provide for individual differences and capabilities while encouraging divers to experiment with alternate techniques. Student divers learn to first think about the options available for handling an emergency, then to act using the best method for the situation.

Key Learning Points

    • ✓ Learn about self-rescue first.
    • ✓ Recognize and manage stress in other divers.
    • ✓ Emergency management and equipment.
    • ✓ Rescuing panicked divers.
    • ✓ Rescuing unresponsive divers.
    • ✓ Helping a tired diver
    • ✓ Response from the shore or a boat
    • ✓ >Rescuing distressed diver under the water
    • ✓ Organizing and participating in the research of Missing diver
    • ✓ Rescuing and surfacing the Unconscious Diver
    • ✓ Rescuing unconscious Diver at the Surface
    • ✓ Exit an unconscious diver from the water
    • ✓ First Aid for Pressure-Related Accidents

Prior to Rescue diver certification, you must have completed a recognized First Aid course training within the last 24 months. Training may be completed along with the rescue diver course. (React Right First Aid Course extra 5,900 baht).

To enroll in the Rescue Diver course, you must be: 12 years or older. Have an Advanced Diver certification; This is a must for all frequent divers. Surface and underwater scenario practice of conscious, unconscious and panicked divers, along with a full range of diving accident simulations. A very fun course due to its “role-playing” nature, it is recommended that all divers participate in this to broaden their skills and promote diver safety.

22000 INR

Duration: 3 days

Diver Master Internship

During your time with us, you will learn all the aspects and day to day goings-on in a busy working Dive Center, not some college classroom, talking about the real world. Most of your time you will be on the boats with real customers assisting our team of Instructors in the day to day operations of a busy Dive Center.

You will learn what it takes to be a professional Scuba Diver.  You will hone your diving skills, perfect your Rescue Diving techniques and learn how to demonstrate skills to novice divers. Once certified you will become a member of our staff working as a professional diver alongside our Instructors, you will assist with a wide variety of PADI courses and you will also learn how to guide dives.

Becoming a Divemaster is a great accomplishment and as you enter the ranks of leadership level diving you will feel proud of your achievement. During your Divemaster Internship at Ocean Delight Scuba, you will gain the experience and confidence to call the Ocean your “Home and Your Office”, or living the Dream as many of us choose to call it. Our Divemaster Internship allows you to Get trained, Get Certified and Get experience as a Professional Divemaster, without the expense. As you travel the world working and diving you become an ambassador for Ocean Delight Scuba and the Instructors that taught you.

Please get in touch for further details

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