The coast near Malvan is abundant with coral reefs and also is blessed with clear waters making Malvan a great site for SCUBA Diving. The vicinity of the Sindhudurg fort is the primary site for SCUBA Diving in Tarkarli. Tourists are ferried from Dandi beach to the diving site for SCUBA Diving and snorkeling. S.C.U.B.A Diving is organized in Vengurla rocks also for large groups on request.
Malvan is amongst the very few places in the country where you could indulge in SCUBA diving. M.T.D.C identified the region near Sindhudurg fort abundant with coral reefs as the primary site for snorkeling and SCUBA Diving. Marine biologist Mr Sarang Kulkarni played an important role in introducing SCUBA diving in Malvan. The best season for snorkeling in Malvan is November to May.
SCUBA Diving in Tarkarli
The dive offered in Tarkarli is more of a joyride into the underwater world and not the traditional SCUBA Diving. SCUBA Diving in tarkarli is done with a air line diving system where oxygen is stored in a tank in the boat and the diver only carries the air line tube. As SCUBA Diving in tarkarli is done with this system minimal training is required and tourists can have a peep into the underwater world with practically five minutes instructions!
SCUBA Diving operators in Tarkarli also offer under water photography so that one can take memoirs of their first ride underwater back home and post it to Facebook too!
Do i need to know Swimming?
Scuba Diving in Tarkarli is made possible even for those who Do NOT know swimming. Trained guides hand holds the the diver through out the time they are underwater.
Snorkeling in Malvan
Initially only snorkeling was available in Malvan however SCUBA Diving was later introduced. There are a few sites in and around Malvan identified as ideal sites for snorkeling like the Sindhudurg fort, Devbag sangam and Vengurla rocks.