Scuba diving in Galle Ship Wreck
This site consists of about 20 large iron cannons, located between Gibbet and Closenburg Islands. Some of the cannons, especially the ones closer to the shore, are badly eroded by sand abrasion and, in some cases, the bore of the gun is exposed. It was thought, at first, that the site was either a shipwreck or a place where cannons had been abandoned. Possibly from a battery on Gibbet Island. Diving here is recommended for advanced divers only.
When to go
The dive site has an average depth of about 24m/78ft. The average water temperature is around 27C/80F. The average air temperature is around 35C/95F. The water visibility is about 5-25m/16-82ft.
What to see
Marine life at this site includes corals, sponges, numerous species of reef fish including snappers, angelfish, porcupine fish and moray eels.