Scuba & Snorkelling at Tarkarli beach

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Scuba and snorkelling are set to officially start at Tarkarli beach in November 2007. Check out at
http://timesofindia.com/Cities/citya...2128932452.cms

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Another paradise lost to commercialization.
The beach perfect as it is and was doing well without the underwater peek-a-boo for exhortative prices.

But that's what is called progress, I suppose.
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It's good news for Scuba Divers & Snorkellers as they can enjoy the marine life just an overnight journey from Mumbai, rather then spending loads of money in reaching Andamans & Lakshadweep. Also as per the report it has better marine life then Andamans.

I am waiting for the facility to start. Hope the prices are reasonable.

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That link is no longer valid.

But is the water really clear there for snorkeling?

In Goa it isn't.
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It didn't strike me as a place that would be good for snorkelling.....but I'm no expert. Still, I think mass tourism on the scale of Goa is still a long way off for Tarkarli.....

Has to be the friendliest place I went in India, great memories, great food.......
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But is the water really clear there for snorkeling?

In Goa it isn't.

According to MTDC Expert (He was there in Andamans for eight years) the water is clear & he could see some rare species here which he was not able to see during his eight years in Andamans.
Tarkarli is totally unexplored as compared to Goa. I have also read somewhere that Cruise ships also make a stopover at Tarkarli.

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Originally Posted by shahronakm View Post According to MTDC Expert (He was there in Andamans for eight years) the water is clear & he could see some rare species here which he was not able to see during his eight years in Andamans.
Tarkarli is totally unexplored as compared to Goa. I have also read somewhere that Cruise ships also make a stopover at Tarkarli.

Ronak.

Well, the waters very murky and muddy looking from the shore. I imagine if you go out far enough and deep enough it clears up. But I think the Great Barrier Reef it ain't.

BTW, I like your avatar. It's Agonda no?
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I stayed in a small village called kurli which is on the shores of the river which joins the sea on the left of tarkarli. Non of the guys at the village used to swim in the water. And you know what else the water was used for..

Anyways it its really deep at sea and the vis is good hummm probably worth checking out. though from reports they say only snorkeling has started.

The first IMer to dive there do let us know how the vis/current / fish life is there .

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Thanks. It's Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Islands.

Reg. Tarkarli i have never been there, but have read lots about it in newspapers & guide books. All of them say that the water is crystal clear but it might be that in past 1 - 2 years the water has become murky near the shore because of commercialization. Am looking forward to vist during this year or early next year. I will visit only after Scuba diving starts.

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Only Snorkelling has started & it costs Rs. 150 per person including equipments & guide charges. Scuba is expected to start from Nov 07 onwards.

However Kerala type House Boats are up & floating in the backwaters (The MTDC Site says so) Here is the link

http://www.maharashtratourism.gov.in...BoatHouse.html

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Can someone suggest a good place to stay at Tarkarli Beach. We would like to stay on or as close as possible to Tarkarli Beach. We tried with MTDC, but its fully booked. Pls give contact details too.

Thanks,

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Had visit Tarkarli over the weekend.. Snorkeling and diving was what i was keen on trying. All activities happen from Malwan itself. Personally speaking i did not find either a WOW.. and do not see atleast snorkeling possible after a few years.

No information or training is imparted and hence people stand on the corals , touch them, get hurt etc etc. The water i found also to be quiet murky.

Diving they take you to a max depth of 16m. No certification is asked nor do they provide any major training. You can just visit them in the morning and head onto the boat and jump in all within 60min of arrival. As the dive is not that deep its less riskier

Site of snorkeling is below, you can spot the boats between the rocks and the fort.

Diving happens near the sea facing wall of the fort
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Amar,

As you know, I also visited Tarkarli and Malvan-Sindhudurg in mid-December 2011.

We had done snorkeling about 5 kms away from the Tarkarli beach. I found the sea water very clean. We were the only ones at that point of time for snorkeling. See the pictures below of Snorkeling Point and one of the marine lives we saw.

From your picture, I assume that snorkeling point is in the vicinity of Sindhudurg Fort. If it so, I am not surprised about murky water.



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@SK, are you talking about snorkeling near Devbaug beach (where the river Karli meets the Arabian sea)?

Also did you try the water sports at Devbaug beach?
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SK the water is clean but not clear .. I did snorkel near the fort and further away to where yes the water was less murky but overall as stressed the entire thing is not very well handled and might not survive for long.

The marine life you saw, it seems you'll took it onboard is it so ?

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