Scuba Diving is one of the most exciting water adventure activities and is extremely popular among people these days. Imagine witnessing the beautiful underwater aquatic life from a real close distance. Sounds exciting and interesting, isn't it?
Scuba Diving is a form of underwater diving where a diver armed with a underwater breathing apparatus and other things can go underwater and witness aquatic life, corals and other interesting things underwater. The diver is also given a mask and swim fins.
There are a number of places where you can do scuba diving in India. Goa blessed with a beautiful sea coast has a number of places where scuba diving facilities are present. Malvan located around 103 kilometres is famous for scuba diving and attracts a huge number of people.Some of the most beautiful corals and marine life can be witnessed in this activity.Most recreational scuba diving activities are performed under the supervision of experienced instructors and therefore there is no reason to worry.
The Scuba Diving package includes transportation between Goa and Malvan and many other things. This is a day-long activity and we would start at around 8:00 am in the morning from Goa. Malvan is situated at a distance of around 103 kilometres from Goa. The cost of the scuba diving package is INR 2999.
Once we reach Malvan, there will be an approximate 10-minute training in the shallow waters where the instructors will teach you all about the activity which will be followed by another 10-15 minutes of supervised dive in the deep sea.
All required equipment and apparatus will be provided to you and you be guided on how to use them. The package also includes morning snacks, lunch and water. You can also not only witness the beautiful aquatic life but also take pictures and videos of the same back with you. We will mostly finish the whole agenda of the day late in the afternoon and then reach Goa again by 6:30 pm
Scuba Diving is not at all dangerous if you are wearing your gear properly and you are following the instructions of your instructor. This also requires a certain level of physical fitness.
Make sure you go you do not have any illness that may cause difficulties underwater. Do take an opinion of a doctor before indulging in this activity in that case. Scuba Diving happens under the supervision of instructors who are trained and will guide you properly for the activity.
Learn the use of each equipment and how to control them under water. If these set of points are followed, then scuba diving will be a safe as well as exciting adventure activity.
You don't need to know swimming if you are just going for a recreational scuba diving experience for a day under the supervision of an instructor. The instructor will be there with you all of the time and will train you accordingly.
However if you opt for higher levels of scuba diving which are more difficult or any specific scuba level certification then you need to know basic swimming which means swimming for a distance of 200 yards at a stretch along with a thorough training.
The best time to indulge in scuba diving in Malvan is from October to mid-February. The underwater visibility is clear during these months and the weather is also conducive for the sport.
Malvan is around 103 kilometres from Goa and can be easily reached by road. The nearest railhead is at Kudal.