General Questions - Try-A-Dive

SCUBA is a lot more about managing the equipment than just watching the marine life. You will not be able to enjoy the world underwater unless you learn how to use your equipment well. (You need to first learn how to use the clutch and brake before you can drive).

SCUBA Diving in a pool helps you learn the equipment and functioning as you can focus on just that without any fishes around.

SCUBA Diving in a Pool - Click to watch Video

There is actually no correlation between swimming and scuba diving. Swimming is the act of keeping ourselves above the water. As scuba diving is done under the water than technically we don’t need to know how to swim. Scuba diving is done in a state that we call neutrally buoyant which means we neither float or sink. Actually this is the same state that fish move around in. What is common between the two is the kicking style.

Scuba diving does not require the use of the arms, just the fins (feet). The kicking style is the same as a good freestyle kicking movement. A good swimmer more than likely does this well already, although it does not mean a non-swimmer cannot do it or learn it quickly within the space of a few minutes.

Age limit for SCUBA - atleast 8, no upper limit

SCUBA is one of the safest adventure sports in the world and most people in the world can do this. Yet, we take safety very seriously and hence we want to make sure you are in the correct health to take up this adventure. Please check the medical form (here).

If any of the mentioned points are a "yes" in your case, we shall require a signed note from a certified doctor to clear you for diving. Please understand this is for your added safety and to make this experience most enjoyable for you

You can safely scuba dive while wearing your contact lenses. Soft lenses may be more comfortable than hard or gas permeable lenses, and disposable lenses are a great option. It’s recommended to use lubricating drops before and after dives, to keep your eyes moist and to rinse away any residual salt water that may irritate the eyes.

SCUBA masks are designed to keep a pocket of air around your eyes so that you can see clearly underwater. Masks have a soft silicone skirt that, when properly fitted, creates a watertight seal from mid-forehead to below your nose. Sometimes, that seal is broken. This can happen if, for example, some of your hair is under the mask or by smiling.

I smile underwater all the time, and each time I feel little trickles of water breaching the mask skirt. It’s okay when this happens. One of the skills you will learn during your certification training is how to effectively clear your mask of water. (I remember this freaking me out when I first heard it. Why not just teach us how to avoid water getting in our masks??) Here’s the thing: scuba training prepares you for many underwater circumstances so that you won’t panic if something unexpected should happen.

As you master a skill like mask-clearing, you become more comfortable and confident, and you learn that what you feared before isn’t really scary at all.

Diving at Tarkali:

  • 20-30 Minute Dive
  • 3 Meters deep waters
  • 2-3 feet visibility
  • You DO NOT wear SCUBA gear (you only have the regulator)
  • Someone else is holding onto you at all times
  • You do not learn anything about SCUBA, equipment etc.

You can watch the video here -


If you would like to get that experience - you must go and do it. At the end you are getting to dive at the ocean.

With us, here is what you get:

  • Personalized Attention
  • Actually learn how to manage yourself underwater (with no support)
  • Setup and assemble your own gear
  • Full tank worth of air (200 bar). You spend about 1-1.5 hour underwater
  • 5 meter deep pool especially made for diving
  • Learn a few skills underwater