Sri Lanka is an ideal location for water sports & river safaris. With over 1,600km of coast and over 100 rivers, together with lagoons and 'tanks' (irrigation lakes), there are plentiful opportunities year-round for water sports. Sri Lanka is also one of the most challenging marine game fishing locations while white water rafting, Kayaking and canoeing are some of the relatively new water sports practiced in the country.
All underwater activities are conducted by well-trained and experienced UDI and PADI instructors to ensure your absolute safety and enjoyment. Following are the most popular water based activities and sports in Sri Lanka.
|Prime Sea-Water sport sites|
|West Coast||Kalpitiya and Negombo|
|South-West Coast||Wadduwa, Kalutara and Beruwela|
|South Coast||Bentota, Hikkaduwa, Galle, Unawatuna and Koggala|
|South-East Coast||Mirissa, Polhena, Tangalle and Hambantota|
|East Coast||Arugam Bay, Pasikudah and Nilaweli|
|Prime Fresh-Water sport sites & safaris|
|The Kelani River||Near "Kitulgala" has fast headwaters and rapids ideal for white-water rafting (from November to April only)|
|The Kalu River||From Ratnapura to Kalutara for Kayaking and Canoeing|
|The Maadu River||Near "Balapitiya" for River adventure safari|
|Hikkaduwa Lagoon||South West coast for River Safari and Day Fishing Camp|
|Gregory Lake||In Nuwara Eliya for Jet Skiing, boat tours & pedal boating|
|Beira Lake||In Colombo pedal boating|
|Kandy Lake||Opposite the Temple of the tooth relic boat tours & Pedal boating|