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About Aquanauts

Aquanauts Academy Of Diving was established in 2013 with one mission: to bring a real, high quality Scuba Diving Experience to Bangaloreans. Our passion for excellence is what inspired us in the beginning and it continues to drive us today. We pride ourselves in the superior experience of Teaching and shopping in our Scuba Diving Center and in the long-term relationships we’ve built with our customers. People come back to Aquanauts Academy Of Diving because they know they’ll find what they’re looking for, and if they don’t, we’ll help them with it. Stop by to see for yourself !

Aquanauts academy of diving, first SSI dive school in Bangalore, India. Aquanauts was created with the intention of introducing the sport of SUBA diving to adventure seekers in Bangalore. It is established under the aegis of SSI ( Scuba school international) one of the renowned SCUBA diving certification agencies in the world. Aquanauts envisages to make diving an accessible recreational sport.

Nanda Kumar

Nanda Kumar is a well-known adventure lover, underwater photographer and a wildlifer. He has been travelling across the world in pursuit of achieving his goals and passion. He has completed more than 800 dives and himself says that he feels like he is a fish once he is in the sea! His work has been awarded at various events and his images hang in many homes and commercial places. He has been to several tiger reserves and has completed all the big cats of India. Africa is also his forte, he has been there several times and captured great images through his lens. Brazil is his favorite in South America and he is happy to share his hundreds of birding pictures from that area besides the popular Jaguar. Be it trekking, rafting, wildlife safaris or scuba diving, he has been passionate and excellent admirer of nature!

Sanjeet Mangat

Sanjeet Mangat has been photographing wildlife for more than a decade. He has been to all the corners and the middle of India for photographing wildlife. He also has a passion for off road overlanding and loves going all over the country for off-road adventure. He has been featured in Nat Geo Traveller video. His images feature in various magazines. He has been awarded for some of his images. Recently he has authored a coffee table book on leopards with 6 years of work behind it. He loves organizing groups for wildlife and adventure wherever is the demand!

Pallava Chandra

Pallava Chandra R, youngest Instructor trainer in India, is a passionate Scuba diver who took his passion to remarkable level at a very young age. Within five years of his entry into scuba diving, he has developed himself as an Instructor trainer with competence, to train students in many speciality courses. With more than 3500 dives under his belt, he has trained 100s of students all over the world. Based in Bangalore, he travels widely across dive destinations in Indonesia, Thailand, Maldives and India with his students and trains them to become full fledged fun divers fit for real world dive experience. His team of experienced trainers and Dive masters can lead groups for course oriented trips, fun dive trips and underwater photography expeditions to many exotic and prominent destinations (See Dive destinations to choose your destination).


For more than 40 years, SSI (Scuba Schools International) has provided training, scuba diving certification and educational resources in 30 languages for divers around the world. Started in 1970, SSI has expanded and is represented in more than 110 countries with over 2500 Resorts and International locations. Due to uncompromising standards and focused methodology, is SSI clearly the name to trust in the diving world. SSI offers a wide variety of training programs for various target groups and experience levels. Each has been designed to offer many opportunities and to assist in the training of dedicated divers. The Training Materials and Online Training program are designed so that you can learn the academics for your SSI Diving Courses at your own pace when it is convenient for you. You have the choice of Interactive Online Training, the Digital Kit Offline on your Tablet or Smart Phone or printed materials. The SSI’s total teaching system captivates students and makes instructing fun and multi-faceted. With our Diving Courses we are making you a diver and not just teaching you to dive!

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