Scuba diving in Sri Lanka is vastly rewarding off the northwest coast, south coast from Bentota right down to Yala and the east coast in Trincomalee. However, many reefs are offshore and you often need a boat and a guide to get to the best dive spots. Sri Lanka is also very popular for shipwreck diving. The monsoon weather patterns in Sri Lanka ensure that one half of the island’s coastal waters are always in season for diving, snorkelling, and swimming with good underwater visibility which ranges from about 50 to 100 feet.
The best diving spot located in West Coast are Beruwala, Bentota, Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, Weligama, Negambo and Kalpitiya.
The best and safe diving duration is November to May in this West Coast. Trincomalee, East Coast: April through October is the best time to dive.There are several dive sites here including Swami Rock, Eel Rock, Sitanampara, Coffin Ray Point and Pigeon Rock to name a few.
Numerous species of marine life including Sting Rays, Moray Eels can be spotted here. Some of ship wreck which are located these sites and exotic species of fish and worth exploring.