Boasting of the warm currents of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka with its miles of palm-fringed coastline is a mecca for divers of all levels and is home to some of the most enthralling dive destinations. Just as breathtaking underwater as it is one land, the tiny island nation has been a crossroads for historic shipping lanes and other traded routes for millennia and this has shaped the islands unique culture.
The azure waters that surround Sri Lanka are home to stunning coral gardens teeming with a staggering variety of marine creatures- from tiny, iridescent fish to larger reef sharks. The island is also a treasure trove of buried wrecks of bygone times lying silently off the coastline. Many of these incredible wrecks are blanketed with soft corals and swarming with schools of fish and other marine life. These wreck dive sites offer fascinating exploration and magnificent views for those who are brave enough to explore the depths of the ocean.
Scuba Diving in Sri Lanka is mainly dictated by the island’s monsoon seasons. The monsoon seasons vary form one coast of Sri Lanka to the other so the best time to enjoy the splendors of the west coast is during the months of October to April and the months of May to September are ideal for exploring the East coast. Whatever dive location you choose on either coast, you are in for an adventure of a lifetime.