The beautiful coastal areas, the colorful underwater world and the warm water with an average of 27 degrees Celsius make Sri Lanka a year-round paradise for divers. The Indian Ocean offers an inexhaustible variety of marine life. The best diving and snorkeling areas in Sri Lanka can be reached by boat. The best snorkeling spots attract holiday makers with colorful coral gardens. Special features include wreck diving.
The ideal months to explore the underwater world off the west coast are December to April. From March to December the perfect conditions for snorkelers and divers prevail on the east coast. Tourists can rent the snorkeling or diving equipment directly on site. The popular dive and snorkeling areas in Sri Lanka are waiting with dive centers. Both in Negombo and Hikkaduwa as various dive centers are located, which offer tours as well as diving courses. Dive centers are also found in Trincomalee, Unawatuna and Weligama.