Diving in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has a modern history that goes back 3,000 years and scientists have found evidence that prehistoric people have inhabited the island for 125,000 years or more. Sri Lanka was colonized by the Portuguese, Dutch, and British over the years and gained independence in 1948. The island has a warm and tropical climate and is home to an amazing range of land animals and marine life.

The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, sripping down from the south of India like a teardrop, separated by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. The island itself takes up around 62,00 square kilometers (38,525 miles) and it is home to almost 22 million people. Like many of the other nations in the Indian Ocean, scuba diving in Sri Lanka is a favorite pastime with three distinct regions to its east, west, and south, this former Silk Road trade route stop-off is famous for its abundance of coral, exotic marine life and dreamy beaches.

Facts about Sri Lanka

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CMB

Airports

LKR

Currency

en

Language

230 V / 50 Hz

Electricity

UTC+05:30

Timezone

Airtel, Etisalat/Tigo, H3G Hutchison, Mobitel Ltd., MTN/Dialog

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Wildlife Encounters in Sri Lanka

Featured places to go in Sri Lanka

The Eastern Province of Sri Lanka is a perfect, traditional, Indian Ocean diving location that features all the best things the region has to offer.

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Southern Province

Some of the best diving in Sri Lanka can be found in the south, with wonderful shore dives for beginners as well as the advanced Great Basses.

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Western Province

Diving the West coast of Sri Lanka is a rare treat, there is a huge quantity of amazing dive sites that are known for their shipwrecks and coral reefs.

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Dive Sites to visit in Sri Lanka