Malvan Marine Sanctuary

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Z Shaikh
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Feb 2021 • Friends
The day we visited the beach was very dirty ..full of garbage and dead fish strewn along the coast. Scuba diving was good but the wait time is really long. Jet ski guys drive very roughly, I got hurt a bit. Watersports are cheap but quality of instructors can be better. Better water sports options in Goa only... travelling so far was not worth it
Written 26 April 2021
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RKJ
Navi Mumbai, India372 contributions
Jan 2020
This sanctuary is rich in coral and sea live. It is near to Malvan Beach and Sindhudurg Fort. Many sales guys from many agencies roams around to catch the customers for water sports activates. Prices for various sports activities, including scuba diving are reasonable, but there is further scope of bargaining.
Written 20 February 2020
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prashant171111
Pune, India83 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
It is one of the best place for all water sports activities. The rates are also normal. Not on higher side. Devbaug and Tarkarli beaches are somewhat costly. However, you wll find all sports activities with boat ride at Chivala beach with cheaper rate and good service.
Written 4 February 2019
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Adrian C
Mumbai, India33 contributions
Nov 2018 • Family
The serenity of the sea with the Sindhdurgra fort
Scuba diving by the most attentative staff to assist you
The depth of the sea to a non swimmer is always on your mind but kudos to the assistance of the team that allows you to see up close the marine life
What lurks beneath.......
Nothing but a lifetime achievement
Go for it
Written 12 November 2018
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Tanvi Rasania
Mumbai, India229 contributions
Jan 2018 • Friends
Malvan is one of the most popular tourist destination in maharashtra. The location of malvan carries historical significances. Malvan is also known for it's mangoes and the most popular is malvani hapus or Alphonso mangoes.
Adventure lovers hit this place for it's water sports. I have done here scuba diving with underwater HD videos and pictures,jet ski ride, bumper ride, banana ride, speedboat ride, sleeping bumper ride and the best Parasailing with speed boat..these rides took my whole day.
Written 31 October 2018
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LloydSequeira
Mumbai, India43 contributions
Oct 2018
Visited MAlvan Beach for Scuba diving just off the Sindhudurg Fort. As soon as you reach the beach, you are surrounded by the sales guys of various diving agencies. The price they quote is 1200/- for a deep dive and 900/- for a shallow dive. But then you may always use your bargaining skills. Once on the boat we realised that the two sites were just a few meters apart and maybe not much different. Each boat had about 25-30 enthusiast Age groups allowed were 15-60 (we did see 60 yr old females going for the dive) The total dive time is not more than 10 mins which includes about 5 mins of getting accustomed to using the oxygen cyclinder and breathing from it Each person is accompanied by an instructor. The water was quite murky and no fishes could be seen from the boat or water surface. (But they say that during the winter months the water is much clearer).It does take about 5 mins getting used to breathing through the oxygen pipe and learning to be underwater. The next 5 mins are spent underwater where you are taken to the sea bed and made to hold on to some corals while a photographer shoots a video of you with a Go Pro. Visibility was hard 3 meters, but the fish arrived as they were being fed bread (pav) pieces. Some statues seemed to be planted in the sea bed for decor purposes.
After the dive is done, starts the long wait for the others in the boat to get their chance done. It took us about 1 1/2 hr to be back to shore.
Note you can dive in your own casuals or ask the organisers for a dive costume, but since the costumes are less you have to wait till you get your hands on one as there are many who want it. Each boat has a single change room but no lockers so beware of your belongings.
Malvan beach per se there's no activity other than the trawlers and dive boats. No shacks to eat or drink.Parking is free. The same dive boats double up to ferry people who opt to visit Sindhudurg fort.
Written 23 October 2018
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mhaldankar7
Mumbai, India44 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
This is very clean beck also know as Chivala Beach. The water is so clean that you can see underneath it. The most nice way to see the beautiful sunset.
Written 12 June 2018
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sahilmulla2167
Kolhapur, India46 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
This is very beautiful place. Awesome nature beach. Beautiful at sunset...and very nice for family trip.. u can also enjoy here scooba diving..and lots of fun is here..food is famous in many state..fish curry is awosome🐟😋...love all thinks..complete pacakge for holidays
Written 7 May 2018
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Confidence F
India64 contributions
Dec 2017
It is very clean and natural Chivala beach . You see lots of crabs and star fish . Snakes . One should go early in the morning even before sunrise to see the way fishing is done . Wonderful beach.
Written 13 March 2018
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manansomani
New Delhi, India937 contributions
Feb 2018 • Family
The waters here are green and hence visibility is not that good, but yes u do get a first hand experience of scuba diving and yes you do tend to enjoy even if you do not see much.. Bargain is a must..
Written 21 February 2018
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