Diving > Dive Sites around hikkaduwa - Sri Lanka

Site No. 01:
Wreck Conch – An oil tanker which sank in 1903 (Acclaimed to be the world’s first oil tanker). Travelling time to the site by boat is 20 minutes. Diving depth is 14.22 metres. Divers can swim to the ship.

Site No.02:
Wrecks of Ship Earl of Shaftsbury – Located in Hikkaduwa. This is an English ship that sank in 1847. The area is studded with beautiful corals . Full of tropical fish such as rays and Barracuda. Travelling time is 15 minutes; depth 15 minutes.

Site No. 03: Seenigamagala Rock
Filled withmarine life. Divers can see big fish such as “Barracuda” “Moray eel’ and Rays.
Site No. 04: Kirala Gala

Site No. 04: Kirala Gala
This site has a lot of underwater corals. Tropical fish such as groupers, jack fish, snappers, are roaming around the soft corals. Some divers even get to see whale sharks and dolphins. Travelling time is 10 minutes. Depth 18-35 metres. This is a deep rift dive.

Site No. 05: Black Coral Point
Lots of fish such as clown fish, angel fish, snappers and black corals can be seen. Travelling time is 5 minutes. Depth 20-35 metres.

Site No. 06: Hikkaduwa Gala (The Rock of Hikkaduwa)
This is a deep rift dive. The area is covered with coral reef. Marine life and tropical water fish such as Barracuda, snappers, lobsters swim through the corals. Travelling time is 5 minutes. Depth is 2-21 metres.

Site No. 07: Yak Muththagala
This is translated to be “The rock of Demon Grand Father.” Corals and colourful fish underneath rifter barriers and rocks can be seen. Travelling time 10 minutes. Depth 8-22 minutes.

Site No. 08 Kadawaragala
This rock is named after the legendary God Kadawara who can influence the good as well as the evil to any one’s life according to merits, or acts she or he may create. According to legend the God Kadawara sailed to Sri Lanka in a stoned boat and landed near this rock. Travelling time 20 minutes. Depth 6-15 metres.

 

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