When the southwest monsoon prevents diving on the west coast from May to October, head over to the mystical east coast of Sri Lanka. Unexplored until a decade ago the east offers uncrowded beaches, a relaxed pace of life and plenty of dive sites just off the coast.
Welcome to diving in Trincomalee! explore shallow coral reefs with colorful reef fish around Nilaveli or drift dive along the rock cliffs around Swami Rock. With lots to see in shallow depths, gentle currents and dive sites close to shore the east coast is perfect for those looking to experience scuba diving for the first time or experienced divers looking for some relaxed diving mixed in with lazy afternoons by the beach. Learn to dive with a PADI Open Water Diver course or try diving for the first time with a PADI Discover Scuba Diving program or learn more about the underwater environment with the PADI Underwater Naturalist course. With interesting macro subjects such as nudibranchs, octopus, harlequin shrimps, pipefish, seahorses, frogfish, scorpionfish and flying gurnards the east is also great for macro photography.
After diving you can relax on an empty beach with a book, head into town to explore local markets, visit historic temples or even plan a safari to see wild elephants.
Just ask us and we would be happy to share some local secrets!