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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

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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
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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.

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Pritesh,

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

Prakash

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Thanks Pritesh for the useful info.

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Hi Shrprakash,

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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Thanks Car Link Mumbai

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Hi,

Is it worth to visit in April Last week ? Will scuba diving will be available during this time ?

Thanks.

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Scuba diving will be available but visibility will be poor...

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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.

Thanks.

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Is scuba dive available in the middle of June ...

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