Sri Lanka, an island surrounded by the Indian Ocean, offers a variety of aquatic experiences. Scuba diving is a popular activity in Sri Lanka, and it can be experienced in multiple locations throughout the island. Diving in Sri Lanka provides you with the opportunity to explore stunning marine life, shipwrecks and many more hidden wonders the ocean has to offer.
The coasts of Sri Lanka are known to have some of the best dive spots in all of Asia, where divers have seen a large variety of coral, wrecks and a diversity of marine life. Explore the underwater world of turtles, colourful corals, fascinating fish and hidden ruins, during your Sri Lankan holiday!
There are many dive centres in Sri Lanka that offer the following dive courses (including equipment rental). Here’s a guide to what you can expect:
1. Discovery Dive – Includes
a. A short practical pool lesson
b. A theory lesson
c. One dive in the sea with an instructor
2. Scuba Diver – Includes
a. A theory lesson
b. A Pool lessons
c. Two dives (Max 12m with instructor)
d. A certificate
3. Open Water Diver – Includes
a. Theory + Test
b. Pool lesson
c. Four dives in the sea [Max 18m with Instructor]
4. Advanced Open Water Diver
a. 5 dives
Infinity Vacations provides you with Dive Holiday Tour packages to Unawatuna, Trincomalee
and Beruwala. These dive holiday packages are suitable for beginners as well as advanced divers.
The currents are strong in Beruwala. And when there is current, there is fish! The dive sites are a half hour boat ride away from the show. The magnificent rock formations allow for an amazing observation of marine life. When there’s good visibility, the water is known to be clear, allowing the sunlight to stream right down to 30 meters. While the dive sites are deeper than 20 meters, if you’re lucky, during the season, whales and sharks can be spotted.
Beruwala Dive Package by Infinity Vacations – Starting at US$ 215 per Person
Unawatuna is famous for having ten coral reef diving spots. You can go as deep as 30 meters, and discover a variety of coral reefs, shipwrecks, and a handful of marine life including sea turtles. For more experienced divers, there are a few wrecks including the Ralagala wreck, the Galle Shipwreck and some underwater caves between Unawatuna and Galle.
Unawatuna Dive Package by Infinity Vacations – Starting at US$ 270 per Person
Trincomalee is known to offer a different experience from other diving sites due to its proximity to the Pigeon Island marine life sanctuary. The protected area has diverse coral reefs, a variety of fish, anemones, and nudibranch. The shipwreck Irakkandi lies off the coast of Trincomalee, which adds extra zest to your diving experience.
At Nilaveli, dive sites are rather shallow (10 to 20 meters) while the ocean right in front of Trincomalee is a little deeper (12 to 35 meters) and therefore is suitable for beginners and advanced divers.
Trincomalee / Nilaveli Dive Package by Infinity Vacations – Starting at US$ 410 per Person