Scuba diving in Bull Dog Reef

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Access
From Boat
Diver level
Novice
Depth
Average: 49.2 ft
Maximum: 55.76 ft
Current
Moderate.
Visibility
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 49.2 ft
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.

Reachable from

Kalpitiya

Liveaboards with trips to Bull Dog Reef

Dive center`s Special Offers

  • Kalpitiya Epic Encounters Dive & Adventure Centre

    10 Dives Package

    10 Dives Package. This product is for certified divers only. We could arrange for a 10 dive program, spanning 3 days, to explore many different sites, each diverse in characteristics in terms of marine life and geography. A close look at the marine biodiversity in the west coast. Season is from Early-November to mid-April. Diving sessions start at 7.30 a.m and the duration is 6 hours.
  • Kalpitiya Kalpitiya Discovery Diving

    Day Trip at Cey Wave (2 Dives)

    2 Tank Dive Trip at Cey Wave (43 ft Catamaran). This product is for certified divers only
  • Kalpitiya Epic Encounters Dive & Adventure Centre

    10 Dives Package (incl. Equipment Rental)

    10 Dives Package. This product is for certified divers only. We could arrange for a 10 dive program, spanning 3 days, to explore many different sites, each diverse in characteristics in terms of marine life and geography. A close look at the marine biodiversity in the west coast. Season is from Early-November to mid-April. Diving sessions start at 7.30 a.m and the duration is 6 hours.

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