Scuba Diving :
Scuba diving is nothing but swimming underwater while using self-contained breathing equipment. By carrying a source of compressed air, the scuba diver is able to stay underwater longer than with the simple breath-holding techniques and is not hindered by air-lines to a remote air source. The scuba diver typically swims underwater by using fins attached to the feet.
You will get a perfect opportunity to try Scuba diving or snorkelling in Malvan. The waters are warm, clear & full of varied marine-life guaranteeing some of the best scuba diving and snorkelling holidays anywhere in Indian subcontinent. Southern region of Sindhudurg fort is the primary location of snorkeling site in Maharashtra. This makes paradise a potential diving destination of India.
Researcher marine biologist Dr. Sarang Kulkarni believes that this exotic marine life of coral coast region is a treasure trove. In the beginning of his exploration, He was surprised to see unexpected richness of diversity in surrounding waters of Sindhudurg Fort and Chivala Beach. Dr. Sarang has trained the native people to explore the underwater beauties so that they can go ahead with their profession of scuba divers and snorkeling guides. MTDC has also planned a scuba center at Tarkarli, after complition centre to offer introductory and advance courses for the tourists.
The minimum age is 10 yrs, so bring your kids along too and let them experience diving as well. Explore the Sargassum forest, corals, vast diversity and abundant colourful fish among underwater rocks cape! This Program includes a little basic theory, a few exercises in shallow water and one not-so-deep dive with an experienced instructor.
Snorkeling (also spelled snorkelling)
Snorkeling is the practice of swimming at the surface of a body of water while equipped with a diving mask, a shaped tube called a snorkel, and usually swimfins. Combining these tools allows the snorkeler to observe underwater attractions for extended periods of time with relatively little effort. The primary attraction of snorkeling is the opportunity to observe underwater life in a natural setting. This may include coral reefs and their denizens, such as fish, cephalopods, starfish, sea urchins and mollusks. Snorkeling in sandy areas may allow sighting of rays and various flatfish. Other organisms that can be seen while snorkeling include various forms of seaweed, jellyfish, shrimp, sea turtles, and occasionally anything else which may be found in the ocean. Many of the organisms found in reef locations are vibrantly colored and very abundant, making for an engrossing experience.
Speed boat :
Speed boat is a adventure and craze among the tourists coming to visit Malvan. Speed freaks who love to flirt with the water can’t resist getting into a speed boat. These speed boats can carry six to eight people at a time and can be used as a transportation medium. Speed is a very common passion amongst the adventure lovers.
If jet skiing is not enough for your speed thirst then move over to speed boat. More powerful, more faster, its a great group activity. There are three to six people in the boat and you get this golden opportunity to not just thrill with the speed but also explore the Tarkarli and Devbag coastline.
Fast and furiously racing against the water, speedboats give a sense of excitement that lasts for long. So, hold onto your hats and get ready for an unforgettable journey. A journey that teaches you to maneuver a roller coaster on water.
Jet Ski :
If adventure is what you seek in your holiday, then Malvan will offer you that and much more. There is so much adventure at sight and hidden that you can explore and have a different experience on each day of your vacation, that too full of adventure. With a long coastline dotted with beaches, water sports is an obvious activity in Tarkarli.
Jet Skiing is regarded as the ultimate Water sport for speed lovers. It is one of the most thrilling water sports activities amongst all the other water sports. Jet Skiing is done by sitting on a machine, which can be accelerated by using an accelerator. A machine runs this Ski. The engine that is used in this Ski is very powerful so it can be run on much higher speeds. The name of this skiing comes from this only. The Jet Skis differ from place to place. Jet Skis that are available are powered at 100-135 horsepower. Though it has such a powerful engine still the machine has very simple features and is very easy to use. The machine is completely balanced from all aspects, however, one needs to take care and follow the instructions that are given by the operators. Generally the instructors make a pre-defined area in which they do the Jet Skiing. To avoid accidents Jet skies are not provided directly to the tourists. The guide provided with jet ski keeps a lot of check from any sort of accidents happening.
Banana boat ride :
Banana boat rides is one of the most fun-filled water sport activities in Devbag. The banana boat comprises of an inflatable boat, which is shaped like a banana, which is attached to a motor boat. It can seat approximately 4-6 people.
Once everyone is seated in the boat, the boat takes off in water. As soon as the motor boat sprints into the water, the boat will toss away the passengers into the water. The funniest thing is that you will find yourself thrown into the water just when you leave the beach and enter the water. After being flung into the water, the passengers will have to pull themselves back into the banana boat .