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Diving in Unawatuna
When to go to Unawatuna
Diving season in Unawatuna is from November till April. The average water temperature throughout the year is around 27C/80F. The average air temperature stays around 28C/82F all year long. The water visibility usually ranges between 5-25m/16-82ft. What to see Here a diver can see many seawater creatures including snapper, barracuda, manta rays, sting rays, blue ring angle fish, groupers, moray eels, angelfish, puffer fish, triggerfish, several types of crustaceans, dolphins and whale sharks.
Scuba diving in Unawatuna
Unawatuna is a small village located just outside the city of Galle in Sri Lanka’s Southern Province and is one of the most popular diving destinations in the country. Mawella Lagoon Airport is located in 70 km from it. Diving in Unawatuna is excellent with diving sites consisting of rocky formations covered with black coral, many ship wrecks, and numerous spieces of tropical fish. The dive sites closer to the beach are calm enough for scuba diving lessons or for beginning divers. Slightly deeper dives include a number of wrecks and underwater rock formations that are teeming with larger fish and aquatic animals such as turtles. Most popular dive sites Among popular dive sites in Unawatuna is The wreck of “Rangoon”, British steamer that sank 100 yeas ago. Some other great sites in the area are Galle Ship Wreck, Diyamba Kupatha and Goda Gala Diyamba- Napolian reef.