Complement your Beach Holidays in Sri Lanka with Scuba Diving
A trip to an island nation remains incomplete without visiting its seashores, beaches and taking a closer look at its aquatic flora and fauna. The spice island of South-Asia captivates visitors with some of the most stunning beaches in this part of the world like Mirissa Beach. The peak season lurks between the months of November and April.
Given the rising popularity among the Asians and people from other parts of the world, Sri Lankan tourism industry is evolving and incorporating new ideas to enrich the user experience. Take for example the water sports activities. Some adventure sports companies are conducting them successfully. You can book your travel itinerary with a local tour operator and let them suggest you the best sort of water sports to be indulged with!
Among the several water sports, our first take is scuba diving. So which places are apt for scuba diving in Sri Lanka? When to visit them? Which are the top attractions of aquatic natural life of Sri Lanka? Let us find out!
Sri Lankan southern and westerns coasts are known for its outstanding coastal lines and you can find an excellent snorkelling and diving point at Weligama located deep in south. Scuba diving enthusiasts will find this place closest to their hearts with a variety of undersea rock formations and rich marine life. The Bridge Rock, Mirissa Point, the Prince Heinrich Patch and the Yala Rock are some of the top diving points in Sri Lanka. In fact, the Mirissa beach is included in the itinerary of beach holidays in Sri Lanka. So, you can feed your adventurous soul with booking a scuba diving trip here in Mirissa Point too.
Want to take part in an underwater trip where you can explore a ship wreckage? Then Unawatuna is the ideal place for you. The diving sites include some unique rock formations along with black coral, multiple varieties of fishes and last but not the least some shipwrecks.
Having around 20 different diving points within the grasp of an easy reach of tourists is what makes Hikkaduwa a darling among the scuba divers. Those who are staying in the country for a long time could get their license at the PADI dive centres. The prominent diving spots include Deep Rock and Kiralagala and shipwreck Conch.
The best time to dive off in Kalpitiya is from February to April. With its intricate nooks and complex crevices, the Bar Reef is the address for spotting large Grouper fishes, Moray eels and Stingrays.
The scuba diving sites in Negombo are divided into 2 zones- those which are located near the shore and those situated about 22 km away from it. These sites are ideal for taking nature tours in Sri Lanka where one can spot marine turtles, stingrays, Moray eels and numerous fish species.
Get in touch with the reputed local tour operators and make arrangements for the trips which would help you explore the fascinating shorelines of Sri Lanka from a close quarter.