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Si Lanka extensions | Sri Lanka | Dive Holidays

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Forget day diving in Sri Lanka - most day boats operate on the west coast and until very recently, the eastern side and Bay of Bengal were closed to divers. Today however you can not only experience for yourself virgin dive sites of the east, but from the comfort of a premium liveaboard, carefully selected by Scuba Travel for it's comfort, safety and professionalism. Only from a liveaboard can you experience the incredible wealth of wreck and reef dives together with the chance to snorkel with blue whales and dolphins in their hundreds.

The Ceylon Discovery is a flexible itinerary to allow you to get the most from your holiday in Sri Lanka. As pioneers in this region, your liveaboard will carefully blend must see highlights such as the Hermes and Basses with new, undived sites. Throw into this the whale encounters and it becomes clear why Sri Lanka is one of the hottest destinations for divers.

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£2495 inc. flights*

Scuba Travel are off for our first exploratory trip in June 2011 - Check back to see how we got on

Sri Lankan Aggressor

Sri Lankan Aggressor

Going further than any other local dive operator, the new Sri Lanka Aggressor opens up this exciting diving destination like never before. There are no less than 3 unique marine and diving adventures to chose from- go snorkelling with whales & dolph ...Read More

from £2295

Jungle Beach Resort

Jungle Beach Resort

Over our summer months the focus of coastal life moves to the north east and Trincomalee. We recommend a stay here between May to October, when you can best enjoy the beach, land life and weather! The Jungle Beach is a modern, boutique hotel right ...Read More

from £1550 Inc flights & transfers, 7 nights Lagoon cabin (B&B, 2 people sharing)

Jetwing Beach Hotel

Jetwing Beach Hotel

Explore Sri Lanka from your sea front hotel, the Jetwing Beach Negombo. This is the ideal place to relax for a few days on your journey to or from the Maldives. Relax on the beach, explore Sri Lanka's vibrant countryside, watch wildlife or absorb y ...Read More

from £525 Inc transfers & 4 nights B&B in a deluxe room


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Whilst you can dive in Sri Lanka all year the seasonal monsoons means where you dive will change with the seasons. Scuba Travel's trips run from April to August, when you have the best chances to combine hot wreck dives with blue whale encounters. Water temperatures are constant all year round at a wonderful 28-29 degrees. .

Diving Highlights

The diving in Sri Lanka is typically on rocky reefs but this does not deter the fish life. Alongside the groupers and snapper you often find a range of rays, morays and box fish. Macro life is also good here with a fine selection of nudibranch and crabs to hunt out.

  • Virgin wreck dives around Batticoloa
  • Technical dives on the HMS Hermes
  • Dive the exposed lighthouses at the Basses
  • Snorkel with blue whales
  • Watch pods of hundreds (if not thousands) of dolphin spin and play

Top dive sites to visit: HMS Hermes, Great Basses, Small Grouper Rock, Boiler Wreck.

Scuba Travel Tips

Why not combine a trip to Sri Lanka with time in the Maldives for the ultimate diving holiday.

Tech Wreck

Tech Wreck

Sri Lanka is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the hottest tech wreck destinations out there. Now peace has come to the country the secret is out. There are the numerous wrecks, many still to be formally identified. Yet the most evocative and important ...Read More

from £2995

Whale & Dolphin Snorkelling

Whale & Dolphin Snorkelling

Sri Lanka's coastline is a haven for big marine mammals and now you have the chance to snorkel off shore with these behemoths from the comfort of your liveaboard. The Sri Lankan Aggressor goes further afield than before for the best and most reliable encounte ...Read More

from £2595

West Colombo & Northwest Kalpitiya

West Colombo & Northwest Kalpitiya

Sri Lanka is still a relatively new destination for recreational divers, but she has so much to offer. This is the wrecks and reefs of the Indian Ocean, with the added bonus of snorkelling with whales to boot! Warms waters and good off shore visibility make ...Read More

from £2595

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