Diving in Sri Lanka is truly amazing, for one you have two seasons so all year round you can dive the island. The diversity of marine life, depths and different dive sites is something that has to be seen for yourself. It isn’t well built up, so its nice to have the dive sites to yourself and thats why it belongs in our top 5 dive destinations in the world.
Sri Lanka diving. (Negombo)
Season: (October – April)
7 days - 6 nights.
3 dives a day for 5 days.
Negombo on the country’s western coast is a popular diving destination on account of twelve exceptional dive sites. Divers are treated to underwater landscapes ranging from pristine reefs full of fish to small rocky boulder strewn reefs. The wrecks of a WWII fighter aircraft and a 50 year old shipwreck now thriving marine colonies, are popular dive sites. The furthest dive spot the Third Reef offers clear blue water, excellent visibility and a diverse range of marine life.
Just a few of the dive sites:
Diyamba Gala – Rocks at the bottom can be explored with small caves with lots of aquatic wildlife and eels in particular!
Depth – 22 to 26 M
Mutian Gala – Two reefs situated on the sandy bottom with a very rich marine life. Lots of lion fish, moray eels, blue strip snappers, fussliers and many more!
Max Depth – 12 to 14m
Goda Maha Gala – About 6 to 7 kms away, this is a lovely site with lots of different fish, coral and other marine life like snappers, lobsters, black corals and moray eels.
Depth-12 to 15 M
Ula Gala – About 5kms away, this dive site has a large range of fish including large groupers, oriental sweet lips, trevally, yellow jack. A part of the wreckage of the Ship Asia carrier which ran aground in 1980 can also be seen
Depth – 2 to 12 M
Mutu Paraya (Pear Reef) – About 30 minutes away this is one of the most beautiful reefs full of marine life including Teddy bear coral and a huge range of different fish – more than you can imagine!
Depth – 16 M
Diyamba Suda (Third Reef) – This is the last frontier of dive sites from Negombo, the famed ‘Third Reef’ about 22kms away (on the way there are about 15 to 20 different rocks and reefs!). The reef has lots of dome type corals with excellent visibility and is a very good place to see different species of Rays. The best is at about 30m. Strong currents can be encountered here.
Depth – 15 to 30 M
Maha Gala – A large reef with lots of fish including lobsters, groupers, snappers, lionfish to name but a few! Need a couple of dives to explore it all!
Depth – 14 to 16 M
It isn't just the diving that you come for, but also the accommodation, and you can't go wrong in Sri Lanka. Be welcomed by the people and the hotels alike.
You will be staying at the 4 star Pegasus reef in Negombo, which is famed for its location Nestled between lush tropical gardens and the cerulean Indian Ocean. With a quiet and tranquil surrounding, it is the perfect base for divers that are here to explore the underwater world.
Other accommodation is available from 3 star to 5 star luxury. This will ether increase or decrease the overall tour price.
£1365 per person, based on two people sharing.
- Accommodation in standard rooms on BB basis for 06 nights at hotels specified or of similar standard.
- 3 dives a day for 5 days with all equipment.
- Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle as per the above itinerary.
- Cost of English Speaking Chauffeur Guide.
- Entrance fees & visits to the sights as mentioned on the itinerary.
- 2 Bottles of water per person per day.
- Travel insurance.
- Expenses of any personal nature. Tips/gratuities and porterage.
- All flights, but this can be arranged for you at an extra charge.
Prices are based on 2 people sharing. For other prices and group discounts please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Group and dive club Discounts are available, contact us for more details.
30 days or less - 100% Cancellation charge
Between 31 days and 60 days – 50% cancellation charge
Above 61 days – No cancellation chargers provided no commitment or advances are made to 3rd parties.
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