Get wet - diving and surfing in Sri Lanka

As we all know many people visit the beaches mainly for sunbathing but the beaches are not limited to such - especially in the country like Sri Lanka, where you can enjoy the different and more interesting water activities like surfing, diving and many more of them. However, the season for diving and surfing in Sri Lanka varies from coast to coast - west coast from November to April whereas in east coast from May to October.

  The country offers best in class surfing and diving tours. Some of the best place for surfing and scuba diving are from both coasts of the country such as the WELIGAMA, HIKKADUWA and KIRINDA will offer you the breathtaking and attractive Surfing options when we move towards then east coast of Sri Lanka there's Nilaveli and TRINCOMALEE in a paradise of large west coast side inviting lots of people for the surfing, Scuba diving and many other Water Activities. While enjoying your Diving in west coast you can enjoy a view of moving underwater coral fish deep in the sea. There are many schools and well trained and experienced teachers which will help or guide you to perform such activities with full security. Thus this makes your trip to the beach more enjoyable and safe.


the best Surf places of Sri Lanka is mainly located on the South and east coast of Sri Lanka however there are some places in west coast also where you can enjoy the surfing. Arugam Bay and Hikkaduwa are the busiest places of all. There many more secret surfing spots like Mirissa, Ahangama, Unawatuna, Weligama or Yala where one can also enjoy the surfing.

HIKKADUWA: The place is well known for providing the best surf in Sri Lanka but mainly in the dry season that is from month of November to march. There are four breaks from north to south: mains peak, locals break, Hansa surf break and the beach break that has to be kept in mind while your surf trip to this beach.

Arugam Bay: Arugam Bay is the other suited place for the people who have the passion for surfing, the place is available with lots of water sports, under water sanctuaries at quite attractive packages and prices. In addition to the cheap price hotels as well as guest houses. From last few ear the place has gain its peak popularity and is on the way of becoming the best tourist spot in Sri Lanka.

Unawatuna: is known as the golden beach as it is surrounded by the coral reefs, reef and wreck diving, safe swimming some of the best surf points make the place a more attractive and beautiful travel destination.

Ahangama: It is the most secret place for surfing in Sri Lanka. The best place to enjoy your surfing passion without any headache and with full relaxation. Thus the place is made for those people who does not like the crowded places but have the passion of surfing.

Diving in Sri Lanka

As we all know the Sri Lanka is one of the best place for scuba diving because there are coral reefs, wrecks, colourful and attractive underwater views which you can enjoy on the beaches of Sri Lanka. Arugam Bay and Trincomalee are the places which has maximum visibility between May and September and when we talk about Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa, Bentota, and Mirissa are having their best visibility of up to 20 km between November to April Polhenna beach has a reef that you can reach on foot from the shore.


Shore diving is quite rare in Sri Lanka. They have generally 6 driver boats (Small boats). Some do have larger boats for about 15 divers. These dives are mainly organized before the noon but this depends on the operator of the boat. The trips of boat are quite fast that is from 10 to 45 minutes ranging on the basis of location.


There are many places in Sri Lanka which are well Known for the diving purpose. Some of them with their specialty are as follows:

Kalpitiya- it is well known for Rocky as well as Coral Reefs as well as for their Marine Sanctuary.

Negombo –they have the coral/rocky Reefs as well as marine life

Colombo - Ship Wrecks and also have Rocky/Coral Reefs

Beruwala –they have the underwater view of deep rocky outcrops

Bentota - Rocky outcrops is what they known for.

Hikkaduwa - here you can enjoy a diving with a great underwater view of Coral Reefs, Rocky outcrops, as well as Ship Wrecks.

Some of the other good places for diving are Unawatuna, Weligama, Tangalla, Basses, Trincomalee, and Batticaloa.

Thus Sri Lanka is the best place where you can enjoy all kinds of water sports and activities with full fun and passion. Because of such things today Sri Lanka is gaining as much more economical than other destinations.

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