Scuba diving in Unawatuna is excellent – explore sites of striking rock formations, black coral and the many shipwrecks in the area, all of which are frequently visited by tropical fish.
This coastal area is wonderful for both snorkelling and diving. Go scuba diving in Weligama (and in the surrounding areas) and explore the beautiful underwater rock formations and varied marine life at Mirissa Point, Bridge Rock, Yala Rock and the Prince Heinrich Patch. There is also a 40km-long reef known as The Basses which stretches from Kirinda all the way below Kumana that is home to sandstone reefs, ravines, pillars, pinnacles, caves and crevices and haunting shipwrecks. This is considered to be the best of all the diving sites in Sri Lanka.
April through October is the best time to dive here. There are several dive sites in Trincomalee including Swami Rock, Eel Rock, Sitanampara, Coffin Ray Point and Pigeon Rock to name a few. You can also go snorkelling at Pigeon Island. Numerous species of marine life can be seen at these spots, including sting rays and Moray Eels. The ‘Irrankandy’ shipwreck, which is about 40 minutes offshore, is surrounded by schools of exotic species of fish.