As beautiful and stunning as Sri Lanka is on land, it is evenly matched when it comes to its magnificent underwater vistas. Beneath the warm, azure waters of the Indian Ocean lies a world that is abound with shoals of colorful tropical fish, breathtaking corals of varying sizes and shapes and mysterious shipwrecks. The island’s location just north of the equator makes the seas encircling the tear drop island perennially warm and they remain at an invent temperature for most of the year.
Sri Lanka has made it to one of the top spots for snorkeling thanks to myriad variety of reef that is found along the coastline of the Island. From rock cliffs underwater and sandstone platforms to boulders, coral banks and mystifying crevices teeming with aquatic life, the underwater world around Sri Lanka is a magical one. The sea conditions around Sri Lanka are governed by two monsoon seasons- the northwest and southwest monsoons sees calm and clear waters along the west and southern coastline of the country form the months of November to April and the second monsoon sees good conditions along the eastern coast from April to October.
Snorkeling in the turquoise waters is one of the most popular things to do in Sri Lanka. Exploring the treasures of the seas is a breathtaking experience and one that is not to be missed when visiting the paradise island. Hikkaduwa, Weligama, Kirinda and Trincomalee are few popular places that provide breathtaking snorkeling experiences in Sri Lanka.