i would like to know about scuba diving and its package. what is the best time to do it . is it available in rainy season?.please guide
No it is not available in rainy season.
Best time to visit Malvan is between Oct end to Feb. water visibility is very cleared.
They charged U 1500/- per person which includes training + 30-45 min dive and few photos. If u dnt want photographer then U can ask for 200-250/- discount.
About Quality: If ur done scuba diving in Andaman or in Lakshadweep then U will find scuba diving quality poor.
I did diving on both places but rather than quality i just love scuba so water condition and fish,corals doesn't matter me a lot.
Still there are lots of fishes.
Where to do: lot of agents/people are asking visitors for scuba near by sindhudurg fort jetty. Else search "snorkeling tarkarli" on google and visit 1st website. i did scuba with help of these people.
I hope this will help U :)
My blog on Malvan: …blogspot.in/2012/04/trip-to-beautiful-malva…Edited: 9:17 am, June 07, 2012
Some additional info:-
Scuba diving process is Malvan is not same as Andaman or from Lakshadweep. there U have to carry 16kg or 12kg cylinder under water. also water quality and under water life is too rich. ther cost U around 4500/-
Then why Malvan is so cheap? that means scuba is not a quality here?
Answer is NO.
All divers from Malvan are not PADDI certified and also they dont follow traditional way. i.e. cylinder on Ur back under water.
Here a cylinder/air compresses is kept in boat and U have to take air from pipe+value which is attached to the air compresses. Ur underwater distance/depth is depends upon the length of that pipe(from air compresses to diver's mouth)
Depth which U cover is generally 8ft (In andaman i went upto 12-14meters and 10ft during training) but u can ask them for little more depth and they will take U upto max 15-18ft depth.
Your information is very valuable. Would you please provide me one more information.
Is the colours of coral reefs equal to Andaman in Malvan?,
I did snorkling in Andaman and Havelock corals two times and the colours were excellent.
Thanks Pritesh for the useful info.
Nope.... U will not get same quality of corels in Malvan.
If U are looking same level then its better to visit Netrani island. I Malvan mainly U will find flat coral bed and brain corals.
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Is it worth to visit in April Last week ? Will scuba diving will be available during this time ?
Scuba diving will be available but visibility will be poor...
Thanks. And how about hotel stay ? Where should we stay ?
Means in Malvan or Tarkarli ? We looking for less than 1200 per night cost hotel.
Is scuba dive available in the middle of June ...