Scuba diving in H.M.S Hermes Wreck

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Diver level
Average: not available
Maximum: 52 m
Average: 20 m
Maximum: 30 m
The HMS Hermes dive site is one the most popular wreck dive sites in Sri Lanka. The World War II aircraft carrier wreck is 167m/547ft long and was sunk on April 9, 1942. The HMS Hermes dive site has significant artifacts for divers to view, which makes for a very interesting dive.

When to go

The coastal areas of Sri Lanka are warm, and conditions are good for visiting year-round. The average air temperature is 27-33C/80-92F during from March to June and 24C/75F from November to January. The water temperature is approximately 24-26C/75-78F.

What to see

The enormous wreck hosts an abundance of underwater species. The HMS Hermes wreck provides good opportunities for divers to see tuna, grouper, jacks, rays, barracudas, crabs, nudibranchs, and snapper. The wreck is now covered in various underwater plants and corals.

Reachable from

Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Nilaveli

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