Tarkarli is amongst the few places in Maharashtra where you can experience the thrill of S.C.U.B.A diving and snorkeling. Swati SCUBA diving is a new operator in Tarkarli who offer SCUBA diving in Tarkarli using the latest modern equipments and well trained professional guides. Swati SCUBA diving offers SCUBA diving in the open seas near Tarkarli unlike most of the other operators who offer SCUBA diving near the walls of Sindhudurg fort in Malvan.
The dive site of Swati SCUBA diving is located just off the southern end of Tarkarli beach. The dives offered by Swati scuba diving can be customized according to the guest requirement however typicaly the duration of the dive offered is 20 minutes. Photography of the dive is also offered by Swati scuba diving.
Swati Tent Resort arranges the stay for its guests in palm leaf huts and cottages with all the basic amenities. There are huts with attached toilets and also ones with seperate wash rooms. AC and non AC rooms are available at Swati Tent Resort
Tarkarli is amongst the premiere destinations in Maharashtra promoted by Maharashtra Tourism Development Council. Located in Sindhudurg district bordering Goa, Tarkarli is amongst the southern most beaches in Maharashtra. Part of the series of beaches in Malvan, Tarkarli is a small stretch of beach with Devbaug beach to its south and the Sindhudurg sea fort to its north.
Tarkarli beach has the finest white sand beach in the entire stretch of Konkan beaches. Notwithstanding the proximity to Goa, Tarkarli still is one of the most popular beaches in southern Konkan. With the Karli backwaters on one side and the turqoise blue sea on the other, Tarkarli is a picturesque destination. M.T.D.C identified the region near Sindhudurg fort abundant with coral reefs as the primary site for snorkeling and SCUBA Diving in Maharashtra. Later the dive site at Tarkarli where Swati SCUBA diving organizes its dives was identified. Marine biologist Mr Sarang Kulkarni played an important role in introducing SCUBA diving in Tarkarli.
Devbaug, which literally translates to 'Gods Garden' truely lives upto its name. Devbaug beach is a seamless extension of Tarkarli.
A small island off the Devbaug coast in the Karli backwaters, Tsunami island is the hub of water sports in Malvan.
All the latest water rides like sleeper bumper, banana ride, bumper ride and flying fish is available in Tsunami island and Malvan.
Built between 1664-67 AD by Shivaji maharaj, the Sindhudurg fort id one of the best preserved sea forts in Maharashtra.
Seperated from Tarkarli by the Karli backwaters Bhogwe beach is a popular point covered by operators of boating in Tarkarli.
Malvan Rock Gardens is a beautifuly manicured garden located just by the sea overlooking the Chivla beach.
Malvan is well connected to the other parts of the state by road and is just about 40 Kms off the National Higway (NH 17). The nearest railway station from Swati SCUBA diving is Kudal and Sindhudurg. An hours bus drive from Kudal will get you to Malvan. Once you reach Malvan take a left from 'Barad' Naka' to get to Tarkarli. Just as you reach Tarkarli you will find Swati tent resort and Swati SCUBA Diving on your right hand side.
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