Dives Sites on the East Coast of Sri Lanka

 

Nilaveli Diving Centre

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Nilaveli Diving Centre
Dives Sites on the East Coast of Sri Lanka

Trincomalee

Site Name - Admiralty Floating Dock 23
This is one of the largest ship wrecks in the world; it is 80,000 ton and is over 1000 ft long and 200 ft wide.

Site Name - Swami Rock
Type – Scenic Rock Fish
Depth - 22 M
Boat Time - 15 Min
Our Rating – Excellent.

Site Name - Sitanampara
Type – Scenic Rock Fish
Depth - 18 M
Boat Time - 20 Min
Our Rating – Excellent. An outstanding rock called Sita full of Stingrays, Moray Eels and other reef and pelagic fish.

Site Name - Eel Rock
Type – Scenic Rock Fish
Depth - 18 M
Boat Time - 15 Min
Our Rating – Good. A good place to see at least 5 kind of different Moray Eel species, Sea Anemones, Nudi Branch's, and rarely seen species of a Pyramid Boxfish.

Site Name - Small Grouper Rock
Type – Scenic Rock Fish
Depth - 15 M
Boat Time - 15 Min
Our Rating – Excellent.

Site Name - Muttigala
Type – Scenic Rock Fish
Depth - 15 M
Boat Time - 40 Min
Our Rating – Good. Magnificent Sea Anemones, Maldives and Clarks Anemonefish, Panther Torpedo Rays, Blue Spotted Sting Rays and Trumpetfish.

Site Name - Coffin Ray Point
Type – Scenic Rock Fish
Depth - 20 M
Boat Time - 25 Min
Our Rating – Good. East of Pigeon island and has a rock formation about 20 meters and deeper. You are guaranteed to see an Electric Coffin Ray.

Site Name – White Rock
Type – Scenic Rock Fish
Depth - 12 M
Boat Time - 20 Min
Our Rating – Good.
Site Name - Knife Rock
Type – Scenic Rock Fish
Depth - 15 M
Boat Time - 20 Min
Our Rating – Good. A nice site with lots of fish.

Site Name - Ship Wreck
Type – Scenic Wreck Fish
Depth - 9.5 M
Boat Time - 40 Min
Our Rating – Excellent. The ship is really a wreck but full of fish all the time.

Site Name - Pigeon Rock
Type – Scenic Coral Fish
Depth - 10 M to 15 M
Boat Time - 20 Min
Our Rating - Good to Excellent. Robust growth of beautiful coral. Ideal place for Snorklers as well as divers. There are good sites all around the island and you will always see lots of Bannerfish, Butterflyfish, Flutefish, Crocodile Needlefish, Turtles and Pufferfish.

Batticaloa

Site Name - H.M.S Hermes Wreck
Type – Scenic Fish
Depth - 53M
Boat Time - 45-60 Min
Our Rating – Excellent. At great depth, resounding with the echoes of World War II, this is the ultimate wreck dive in Sri Lanka, and undoubtedly one of the best wreck dives in the world.

Site Name - Boiler Wreck
Type – Wreck Scenic Rock Fish
Depth - 9M
Boat Time - 20-25 Min
Our Rating – Good.

Site Name - Mushroom Reef - Passikudah
Type – Scenic Rock Fish
Depth - 14M
Boat Time - 15Min
Our Rating – Good.

Site Name - Passikudah Reef
Type - Rock Fish
Depth - 6M
Boat Time - 5Min (or shore dive)
Our Rating – Good.Shoaling fish and diverse coral life.

Site Name - White Rock (Ven Paarai)
Type - Rock Fish
Depth - 16M
Boat Time - 20
Our Rating – Good. Parrot Fish, Fusilier, Trevally, Sweetlips, Emperor and Bannerfish.

Site Name - Marrakkala Gala
Type - Rock Fish
Depth - 20M
Boat Time - 20 Min
Our Rating – Excellent. The reef is dominated by trillions of rainbow runners who inquisitively follow you around the rock.

The "Nilaveli Diving Centre" team guarantees a perfect holiday - above and below the water level.

 


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