Best Scuba Diving Tours in Alibag - 2020 (with 40 Reviews)

Alibaug is fondly called as “mini Goa,” and scuba diving in Alibaug is as good as done in Goa, Gokarna or Tarkarli. This coastal town is situated close to Mumbai and Pune and is quite a pick for a short weekend getaway by the people who belong to these cities. The wide range of beaches and clean seawater makes it a better alternative for the city beaches which need cleaning up. 

Murud Janjira in Alibaug is an exemplary point to go diving as you can spot a variety of Sea animals that includes scorpionfish, angler fish, clownfish along distinctive types of coral reefs like finger corals, brain corals, etc. The underwater treasure in Alibaug can be discovered on 40 minutes scuba session where your instructor briefs you about the driving rules, safety management, signaling and connoting signals in the first half.

You are taught how to breathe through a self-contained apparatus which is independent of surface oxygen and has an oxygen cylinder with a capacity to hold 60 to 90 minutes. 
Alibaug scuba diving sessions are mostly done near Murud Janjira where you are taken on a speedboat with a group of divers and divemasters. There are a number of beaches in Alibaug like Nagaon beach, Mandwa beach, and Alibaug beach to try the rest of the water sports like kayaking, parasailing, jet ski, and banana boat ride.

However, to enjoy all these watersports, one has to plan the trip in the months beside monsoon. 
Alibaug can easily be accessed from any of the major cities in Maharashtra by bus or train. You can indulge in scuba diving even on a day trip to this place as the diving will only take an hour of time at the top. Scuba diving in Alibaug can be your one of the most memorable experience and the level of excitement and thrill scuba has given to the divers, no other sport could compete.

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Location: AlibagTimings: Between 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM Duration: 45 MinutesAlibag is known for its beaches like Alibag Beach and Varsoli Beach which are best for water activities. Scuba diving is a mode of underwater diving where the diver can view the beauty of inside water. There are so many things hidden beneath and all of this can be explored with this activity. The diving suit is also attached with oxygen and hence you can dive for a long time without coming to the surface for breathing.This activity would be accompanied by water sports equipment and diving kit. The package ensures complete safety as all the activities would be performed with safety equipment. Besides, you would be given a 10-15 mins training session and wait time before the activity. Scuba Dive time is 30 minutes underwater. All the equipment used is of high quality and standards. Book now and dive deep in the water to explore the unexplored.Suitable For: Age group between 12 - 50Package offers: Scuba divingHow to Reach:The site is around 95 km from Mumbai via NH 66. You can easily take any ferry or private transportation to the location.Note:People aged 12 years and above can book the package.This activity is not recommended for pregnant women and old citizens.

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People Also Ask About Scuba Diving in Alibag

  1. What are the amazing activities to do in Alibaug that can be availed upto 45% Off?

    Thrillophilia will take you through the many things to do in Alibaug to spend a great holiday with friends and family that fall under 45% Off.

    1. Monsoon Trek at Sagargad - 
    Book @ Flat 15% Off
    Beach Cycling in Alibaug - Book @ Flat 15% Off
    3. Beach Camping in Alibaug - Book @ Flat 45% Off
    4. Sea Kayaking at Mandwa Beach - Book @ Flat 30% Off
    Camping at Kashid Beach - Book @ Flat 15% Off
  2. What are some of the famous water sports in Alibaug that fall under INR 1200 only?

    Right from the ones for the faint-hearted to the ones for the daredevils, Alibaug owns a wide platter of Water activities. Click here to explore more.

    1. Banana Boat Ride at Nagaon Beach - Starting from INR 200 Only
    2. Jet Skiing at Nagaon Beach - Starting from INR 300 Only
    3. Parasailing at Nagaon Beach - Starting from INR 1200 Only
    4. Bumper Ride At Nagaon Beach - Starting from INR 200 Only
    5. Stand Up Paddle Boarding at Mandwa Beach - Starting from INR 1200 Only
  3. What are some of the places to visit in Alibaug with friends and family?

    By embracing unique features like historical monuments, fresh sea-food cuisines, and leisure activities, Alibaug has it all. Check out the list of fascinating tourist attractions in Alibaug

    Murud Janjira Fort - Located 54 km from Alibaug
    Alibaug Beach - Located 2.2 km from Alibaug
    3. Kolaba Fort - Located 2.3 km from Alibaug
    4. Akshi Beach - Located 8.4 km from Alibaug
    5. Mandwa Beach - Located 19 km from Alibaug
    6. Brahma Kund - Located 20 km from Alibaug
    7. Kashid Beach - 
    Located 33 from Alibaug
    Vikram Vinayak Temple Located 22.7 from Alibaug
  4. What are the best places to scuba dive in Alibaug?

    You might have only recently heard about the Alibaug scuba diving ventures. It has only attracted attention in the past few years and is already steaming with popularity. With the various marine species, you are bound to get lost in a new world and have a once in a lifetime experience. So, here is a list of some of the best sites to have a thrilling and memorable scuba diving experience in Alibaug:

    1. Scuba Diving at Murud Beach:

    Murud Beach is near the famous Murud Janjira Fort, and offers spectacular scuba diving and parasailing experience. It's warm and humid climate is best for experiencing the pleasures of Alibaug scuba diving.

    Murud Beach, Dapoli, Alibaug

    INR 4,500 per person

    2. Scuba diving at Nagaon Beach:

    About: The chocolate-hued sands of Nagaon Beach, welcome tourists for scuba diving with their rich aquatic species. They also offer professional courses that last from 7 to 14 days, depending on your growth. You are then provided with a credible certificate for your achievements.

    Location: Nagaon Beach, Nagaon Village, Alibaug

    Price: INR 2,000 – INR 3,000 per head

    3. Scuba diving at Mandawa Beach:

    About: Mandawa Beach in Alibaug has all the PADI equipment necessary for you to have an immersive sea experience, literally. They also have professional courses for those interested.

    Location: Mandawa Beach, Alibaug

    Price: INR 2,500 per person

    4. Scuba diving at Saswane Beach:

    About: Be it for beginners or professionals, scuba diving at Saswane Beach is a delightful experience. The comparatively clear waters are the best way to explore the world underwater, and even have video footage capturing your experience.

    Location: Saswane Beach, Alibaug

    Price: INR 2,500 – INR 3,500 per head

  5. What is the best time to scuba dive in Alibaug?

    Both summers and winters are ideal for scuba diving in Alibaug that is between the months of November and May. Even though there are traces of humidity, the temperatures are moderate with low tides and vary between 20 – 26 degrees Celsius.

    June to October commences the monsoon season, during which Alibaug experiences constant rainfall with high humidity. Therefore, monsoons should be avoided due to the rapid current of waters and high-tide.

  6. What is the average cost of scuba dive in Alibaug?

    The cost of scuba diving in Alibaug varies from commercial to professional courses. It also depends on whether you want an underwater shot video of yourself scuba diving. On average, it costs INR 4,500. The cost for professional courses is naturally higher, and they take up to 7 or 15 days to finish.

    1. Commercial Scuba diving: INR 2,000 – INR 5,000 per person

    2. Professional Scuba diving Courses: INR 3000 – INR 6,000

    3. Underwater video shooting: INR 200 – INR 300 for each dive
  7. What is the duration of scuba diving in Alibaug?

    The duration of scuba diving in Alibaug lies anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour. It depends on various factors like the kind of operators you have hired, the amount you have paid, and whether you have opted for taking underwater videos of your scuba diving or not.
  8. What is the minimum age required for scuba diving in Alibaug?

    The minimum age for scuba diving in Alibaug is 10 years. However, it also depends on the terms and policies of your operators.
  9. Is scuba diving safe in Alibaug?

    Yes, scuba diving in Alibaug is a safe activity. However, it is not widespread yet. You might not find a lot of operators or agencies for scuba diving, but those who do have all the necessary paraphernalia like licenses and certificates with them.
  10. Can a non-swimmer dive in Alibaug?

    Unfortunately, scuba diving in Alibaug is only for those who can swim, just like anywhere else in the world. It is a law passed for your safety and benefit. But if you are really keen, you can learn how to swim from the instructors a few days prior to your dive, and after gaining their confidence, you are free to scuba dive.
  11. Can kids do scuba diving in Alibaug?

    Unfortunately, the age limit for scuba diving has been set to 10 years or older. This is a mandatory law passed for your own safety and benefit. The minimum age might vary from operator to operator, but children below the age of 10 are not permitted for scuba diving, even if they are well accustomed to swimming.
  12. What precautions should be taken before going scuba diving in Alibaug?

    Some of the precautions to be kept in mind before engaging in Alibaug scuba diving include:

    1. You must know how to swim in case of emergencies.
    2. Ensure the credibility of the agency or diving operator you are booking your scuba diving trip with. There are a lot of scams in which you are asked for money beforehand by falsified operators.
    3. Do not put yourself in uncomfortable situations.
    4. If you are on any sort of medication or have a medical condition, make sure your driving instructor is aware of it.
    5. Avoid monsoon when it comes to scuba diving. There are high tides and the flow of water currents rapid, making it unideal for scuba.

  13. Which beaches in Alibaug have water sports?

    Fortunately, water sports are a fundamental necessity on almost every beach in Alibaug, including Kihim Beach, Alibaug Beach, Varsoli Beach, Mandwa Beach, and Nagaon Beach. The sports are undertaken vast form spectrum and include Banana Boat Ride, Jet Skiing, Parasailing, Scuba Diving, Speed Boat Ride, and Sea Kayaking.

    Each sport is different in experience and adventure level, but they are all bound to make your adrenaline go berserk! If you are looking for a thrilling experience, any one of the aforementioned beaches promises you one.

  14. How can I spend my day in Alibaug?

    Alibaug has a ravishing stay ahead of you with its mystic forts and serene beaches. Here are some of the must-visit places in Alibaug to immerse in its culture and beauty:

    Murud Janjira: Murud Janjira is an architectural magnanimity sprawling over 22 acres. Even in its demolished condition, it is an attraction for history enthusiasts.

    Explore the Beaches: Visit the 400 years old temple at Alibaug beach, go butterfly catching and watch the sun melt in the ocean at Kihim Beach (which is famous for some rare butterfly species), and experience the black sand Murud Beach with all its water sports and humdrum.

    Kolaba Fort: When visiting Alibaug beach, do not forget to include Kolaba Fort in your itinerary. It is spread along the shoreline, covering about 2 km with its majestic wall.

    Sink into the wilderness at Kankeshwari Forest: Kankeshwari Forests are a popular tourist and spiritual attraction due to a temple situated atop one of the hills. You have to climb 700 steps to reach the temple. On the way, you can explore the flora and fauna and a mesmerizing view of the forest from 1,200 feet high.

  15. How many beaches are there in Alibaug?

    Alibaug, being a town on the coast, has 14 beaches. Some of the popular ones include:

    Alibaug Beach: Alibaug Beach is the main beach if the town. It is bustling with a chirpy crowd, and smell of fried fish being served at stalls.

    Kihim Beach: 
    Kihim Beach is flanked with beaches on the sides and decorated tetrapods and other rocky structures around it. 

    Mandwa Beach: 
    Mandwa Beach is often popular due to its water sport activities that vary in categories and prices.

    Varsoli Beach: 
    A little after the bustling Alibaug Beach comes to the equanimity of Varsoli Beach. It is usually visited by people who are looking for quiet places to immerse themselves in serene beauty.