Ocean filled with reefs, sprinkled with a diversity of marine life ranging from colorful tropical fish and amazing coral gardens to ancient shipwrecks offers one of the best diving and snorkeling experiences in the world.
Magical variety of tropical fish, coral reefs and historic ship wrecks offer unusual exploration opportunities. The islands western, southern and eastern coastal belt provides the perfect spots for scuba diving and snorkeling. A hot spot for scuba diving and snorkeling not to be missed is Pigeon Island, located just north of Trincomalee, it is a colorful paradise of fish and coral life. Hikkaduwa is also famous for snorkeling and scuba diving.
Diving and Snorkeling in the West Coast is best from November to April while in the East Coast waters are at their calmest from April to September.