Diving on Sri Lanka's East Coast

 

Nilaveli Diving Centre

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Diving on Sri Lanka's East Coast
Trincomalee - Nilaveli
(open daily: 1. April to 31. September)

The East Coast of Sri Lanka is rated as one of Asia's top dive sites and offers outstanding experiences for all skill levels. As the island essentially sits atop a huge sandbank that drops 3000m into deep ocean you'll usually find shallow sand or rock bottoms, but you can also dive on walls and drop-offs. Because you're seldom far from deep water, opportunities for encounters with pelagics, sharks and other inhabitants of the open ocean abound.

Unawatuna Diving

Wrecks are a particular attraction of on the East Coast. The island has long been on international trade routes - including the spice and tea runs between Europe and East Asia - and over the centuries its treacherous coastline has claimed many ships. Among the best-known is the British aircraft carrier HMS Hermes, sunk off the east coast during World War II. Many of the wrecks you'll dive on have virtually disintegrated, partially as a result of their age, the natural action of the sea or persistent salvage attempts by local divers. But the remaining hull fragments are often still interesting to divers for the abundant marine life they attract.

Diving Centre is located right off the Nilaveli Beach

Our Diving Centre is located right off the Nilaveli Beach with direct views and access to the famous Pigeon Island.
We are not only offering an extensive range of land and boat diving tours (all difficulty grades) that are supervised by our experienced team of international PADI Instructors but also highly attractive dive packages with quality accommodation directly at the beach hotel where our dive centre is located.

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