As more days were coming by, the fascination and energy was going up. The adrenaline rush pumped us at the fullest. This was obvious because we were heading for a long-awaited adventure of scuba diving. It was an hour drive to Tarkarli from Kankavli. The road near Tarkarli is next to the Karli River which is famous for boating and Dolphin point. But here unfortunately we could not able to see any dolphins such. Once we reached there, we found out scuba diving is not carried out at Tarkarli. It is carried out at Devbag or Malvan. Thanks to the instincts for turning our cars towards Devbag for scuba diving. Because we realized when we reached Sindudurg fort that scuba diving at Devbag was much better than the one at Malvan . At Devbag, there was a kutcha road, all bumpy and too narrow and the movement was two way. At Mahapurush Water sports, they have good parking facilities. After a long bargain session, we somehow managed to convince them for Rs.1200. And hell yeah, it was a good bargain from Rs.1700 to Rs.1200.
And the much awaited excitement grew up more wilder when we arrived at the shore. Raghu, the manager showed us the video of scuba diving and we were fascinated with it. The time had come to board a boat. The boating lasts for around 15 minutes. It took us 3 to 4 kms inside the sea. What an enthralling view it was! Blue water blue sky fresh air…!!
I am scared of water. And going 20ft deep with no oxygen is scary. The time had come to overcome the fear. To dive in and enjoy the beautiful creatures that God has created deep inside the sea. The instructor gave us the instructions of how to hold oxygen pipe and breathe and taught signs for “All Okay”, “Up”, “Stop”. We did some practice too before going 20ft down. Then once all set Okay, the instructor dived me all down to the corals. The view was striking. The sunrays upwards and the corals downwards. I was awestruck with that moment. The fishes were swimming all around me. No words to express the feelings. Since I was wearing lens and instructor told me that goggles would be the waterproof one but somehow water went into the goggles. After sometime I was scared that water should not go into my eyes. I told instructor to take me up. I cannot take risk with my eyes…LoL. The feeling after the scuba diving was the same of Hritik Roshan’s post scuba diving in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.