M.T.D.C.'s project Konkan Diving Dreams was inaugurated on 24th May, 2007 at Tarkarli beach six kilometres from Malvan in Sindhudurg District. Blue water, golden sand, coral reefs, dolphins and abundance of endangered underwater animals sound like features of an exotic destination in the Pacific Ocean but in reality just a few hours from Pune. Malvan where the snorkiling sites have been identified is approximately 400 Kms from Pune and about 550 Kms from Mumbai.
Thanks to the efforts of the famous marine biologist Mr Sarang Kulkarni snorkeling is a reality in Maharashtra. Snorkeling sites have been identified near Sindhudurg Fort near Vengurla rocks and Devbaug sangam. In these snorkeling sites near Pune you can find natural treasure of marine life. The rock formations here have maintained marine life and one can find corals, fishes and Sargassum forest under water.
Snorkeling is swimming with asnorkel mask which allows you to observe under water marine life and rock formations. SCUBA -self contained under - water breathing apparatus is also available in Malvan. With scuba one can literally swim along side the fishes.
Netrani - Pigeon island, is a small island about 12 nautical miles off the coast of Murudeshwar, a small temple town in Karnataka. The approximate charge for certified divers is Rs 3500 for a one tank dive and Rs 4500 for two tank dives. Pigeon Island is a great location to spot even large pelagics like the rays.