Scuba Diving

Sri Lanka offers world-class spots for scuba-diving and snorkelling. A multitude of tropical fish, magnificently colourful coral reefs and fascinating shipwrecks can be explored at several locations off the south coast of Sri Lanka. Hikkaduwa, Weligama, and Kirinda provide breathtaking snorkelling and scuba diving opportunities.

On the west coast, head to the Bar Reef that is Sri Lanka's largest reef spanning an impressive 3 nautical miles in length and 1 nautical mile in breadth. The Bar Reef is easily accessible from Kalpitiya. In the east, Pigeon Island, north of Trincomalee and off Nilaveli, is a piece of paradise with its turquoise waters.

The varying rock formations have its own beauty for the dive enthusiasts to explore. While some diving schools around the island offer night dives at some locations, others provide with enough excitement during the day to keep the experiential traveller in suspense. Snorkeling expeditions can be arranged for the less adventurous to marvel at the beauty of the corals and fish from shallower seas.

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