Sri Lanka’s scuba diving sites offer opportunities to all to enjoy Wreck Diving and explore reefs and their abundance of marine life. Sri Lanka isn’t another diving destination; it is a serious diving destination. And it is an all-round the year scuba diving destination. Most of the reputed dive centers offer PADI certifications that may take about 3 to 4 days at competitive rates.
Scuba Diving Operators
Scuba Diving Operators generally have small boats (for about 6 divers) and larger boats for about 15 divers reach the Scuba Diving Sites within 10 minutes to 45 minutes depending upon the distance to the location from the shore. Most of the diving excursions begin in the morning, could turn out to be two tank dive or a trip back to the base on the shore for the reload of the tank.
Wreck Diving Sri Lanka
For centuries Sri Lanka featured prominently in the maritime shipping routes where the spice and tea were run from Asia. During the Second World War, Sri Lanka was a strategic location in the transportation through the Suez Canal and the Strait of Malacca. During the centuries since the colonial era, the coastline of Sri Lanka has claimed numerous vessels. The historical records have revealed of possible existence over 200 shipwrecks around the coast of Sri Lanka over the 500 years of colonial era of the maritime powers of Portuguese, Dutch and the British. Of the ships that were discovered, many of the wrecks have been disintegrated owing to the unceasing actions of the ocean. Marine life is in great abundance in and around the sites.