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Best Diving Destinations in Southern Sri Lanka
The Most Beautiful Dive Sites in Southern Sri Lanka
Conch Must see
Diyamba Kaputha Must see
Yala Rock Must see
Goda Gala Diyamba Must see
Prince Heinrichs Patch Must see
Bridge Rock Must see
About Southern Sri Lanka
Southern Sri Lanka offers diving options for divers of all levels. Divers can enjoy white sand with a beautiful reef just offshore, rock formations, wonderfully preserved wrecks, caves and pinnacles available for endless exploration. The main dive sites in Southern Sri Lanka include The Conch Wreck, Rangoon Wreck, Prince Heinrichs Patch, Black Coral Point (Hikkaduwa), Deep Rock (Diyamba Gala), Yala Rock, Great Basses (an early 18-century shipwreck), Ralagala Wreck, and many more sites, each having something unique to offer. In addition to daily multilevel dives in the area, unforgettable night dives are available on the south coast.
When to go to Southern Sri Lanka
The period from the end of October through April in Southern Sri Lanka is when the water is the warmest and diving is the most pleasant. The average water temperature during that time is around 25C/77F-26C/79F, while the air temperature is a bit lower and ranges between 23C/73F-26C/79F. The monsoon winds bring the rain season to Southern Sri Lanka from October to January, while the rest of the year is relatively dry. The water visibility can reach up to 35m/115ft. What to see The underwater life is represented by moray eels, sting rays, giant humphead wrasses, tuna and myriads of small exotic fish. Divers can easily spot green turtles and gray sharks swimming among different types of corals, sponges and anemones.