Scuba diving in Trevally Pass

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Access
From Boat
Diver level
Novice
Depth
Average: 15 m
Maximum: 18 m
Current
Moderate.
Visibility
Average: 10 m
Maximum: 15 m
Trevally Pass is part of the pristine Bar Reef, which has been a sea preserve since 1992. This dive site is near Kalpitiya on the northwest part of Sri Lanka, which is very popular for eco-tourism and golden sands. The reef is shallow and good for snorkeling. There is a period during the day from 10 am to 2 pm when the sun shines directly through the coral, providing maximum visibility.

When to go

The average water temperature is 26C/79F. The best time for snorkeling in Trevally Pass is from late November to early May. From December to April there is a great opportunity to see shoals of dolphins as well as some whales. During other months the sea is choppy and doesn’t allow snorkeling.

What to see

There are more than 150 species of corals and 280 species of tropical fish, such as butterflyfish, bannerfish, parrotfish, grouper, blacktip reef sharks, manta rays, and the occasional turtle.

Reachable from

Kalpitiya

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