Scuba diving in Bull Dog Reef

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From Boat
Diver level
Average: 15 m
Maximum: 17 m
Average: 10 m
Maximum: 15 m
Bull Dog Reef is a shallow, well-lit reef, near Kalpitiya on the northwest part of Sri Lanka. This site has many possibilities for complete solitude, enjoying diving as a form of meditation in a vast sea. This dive site is good for awesome underwater photography with beautiful sunlight.

When to go

The average water temperature is 26C/79F. The best time for snorkeling in Bull Dog Reef is from late November till early May. December through April is a good time for dolphin and whale watching. During the off season the sea is choppy with poor visibility.

What to see

Some of the fish species are white-eyed moray eels, Napoleon wrasses, and panther flounder. Bull Dog Reef is famous for flat heads, which are rare in other parts of Sri Lanka.

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