Special Interests

Wallduwa (Coral Garden Rocks) (Depth: 3-10m)

Ideal for beginners and SCUBA reviews. A nearby spot just in front of Coral Garden Hotel, good for small reef fishes and turtles.

Cave (Depth 8-16m)

A small but beautiful cave, near Wallduwa, again great for turtles and nudibranches. Next to a reef with lots of soft corals.

Hikkaduwa Gala (Depth 5-18m)

Beautiful rock formation with many reef fishes, ideal for beginners and experienced alike.

Sunil Gala (Depth 6-18m)

Dive starts with a large rock near the surface, following this down to the rocky bottom where you can see reef fishes, groupers and moray.

Kadavara Gala (Depth 5-18m)

A pretty rock formation similar to Sunil Gala.

Goda Gala (Depth 8-26m)

Stunning large rocky area with lots of friendly moray to be found. Also good for big groupers, rigger fish and schools of small fish.

Teli Gala (Barracuda Point) (Depth 12-28m)

Large rocky area good for sting ray, barracuda and groups of small fishes.

Napoleon Point (Depth 24m)

A combination of rock and reef, well known for finding big Napoleons, groupers and also for colorful reef fishes.

Black Coral Point (Depth 16-30m)

Deep dive for experienced divers where you can see lots of beautiful black coral as well as many reef fish and soft corals.

Kirala Gala (Depth 21-38m)

Amazing deep dive. Dive starts at bottom of large conical rock formation and spirals around to the top. For advanced divers there are plenty of reef fishes, soft corals and groups of trigger fish, barracudas, travellys and groups of batfish to be found.

Pathapara (Depth 32-36m)

Near the Conch, this site is a very long reef with big rocks, good for big barracuda, seer fish, groupers and can see spotted eagle rays.

Conch: (Depth 12-21m)

The Conch is a steam-powered oil tanker. One of the first oil tankers in the world, it was built in 1892 in Stockton for Shell. She weighed 3555ton and was on a journey from Novorossisk to Madras when on 2nd of June 1903 she hit a rock and sank. The wreck is well preserved, with penetration possible into the cabin which is filled with cave-dwellers. Visibility is stable because of the rocky bottom. Good for groupers, napoleons, queen angelfish and all other reef fishes.

Earl of Shaftesbury: (Depth 14m)

One of our oldest wrecks this ship dates from the 1820s, a steel 4 mast sailing ship it sank ollowing a fire on board. It is lying on a sandy bottom, very interesting wreck. You can see some special native sweetlips and stingrays, groups of silver batfish and schools of Fosters barracuda.

Alliance: (Depth 23m)

The Alliance is a British wooden sailboat that sank carrying a cargo of charcoal. Lying on a sandy bottom it is ideal for all kinds of reef fishes.

Rangoon (Depth 30m)

The Rangoon is a steam ship built in 1863 by Samuda Bros, London. It was part of the P & O fleet and did regular trips from Suez to Calcutta. The ship weighed 1776 ton and had 400hp engines; it was captained by GF Henry. One of our most beautiful wrecks, the Rangoon is upright in full sailing position. Teeming with marine life with anything possible to see. Trips are done as part of a day trip to Galle.

Arcturus (Depth 18m)

The Arcturus is a British steam ship wreck built in 1870. Lying on a large rocky bottom area called Mada Gala, the wreck has some beautiful marine life and lots of soft corals.

Crispigi Cross (16m)

This is a boat from Panama carrying rice and paint that sank in the 19 80’s in front of Galle hospital. Penetration is possible into the stern. The massive engine is still in place and there are lots of fish to be seen.

Orestes (Depth 16m)

British steam ship that sank carrying a cargo of bricks. Lying on a sandy bottom near Galle harbour. It is possible to find wine and soda bottles around the site.

No name II (Depth 24m)

We have not been able to find any information on this ship, other than that it belonged to the Ocean steam ship Company in Liverpool and built in 1866. It is lying on a sandy bottom in front of Galle harbour. Lots of reef fishes and possible to see eagle rays.

Lord Nelson (Depth 18m)

Modern boat that sank in a storm in 2000. Was carrying a cargo of cement. Penetration is possible in most of the wreck and lots of reef fishes.

Norsa (Depth 15m

Steam ship from 1889 lying on Passi Gala, near Conch and Earl of Shaftesbury

The southwest and northeast coasts of Sri Lanka are two of the world’s best places for whale watching.

Sri Lanka’s narrow continental shelf provides rich feeding grounds for cetaceans and there are 27 species of marine

mammal to be seen here. The commonest animals to be seen are :

  • Blue whales
  • Sperm whales
  • Shortfin pilot whales
  • False killer whales
  • Killer whales
  • Blainville’s beaked whale
  • Humpback whale
  • Bryde’s whale
  • Minke whale
  • Fin whale
  • Pilot whale
  • Melon-headed whale
  • Spinner dolphins
  • Bottlenose dolphins
  • Spotted dolphins
  • Striped dolphin
  • Rough toothed dolphin
  • Fraser’s dolphin
  • Risso’s dolphin

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  • Hi Shan,
    We would thank you so much of your efforts to make our honeymoon trip the best we could ever imagine. The hotels, excursions, locals and nature were really wonderful. It was very nice to meet you for a short time. But one thing is for sure, we will come back to Sri Lanka. The short week at Maldives was a necessary stop to rest after a busy 10 days. All the views and impressions of Sri Lanka were overwhelming
  • Dear Shan,
    Hope you are all well. This is just a short note to say thank you for arranging our tour during our visit to Sri Lanka. We had a wonderful time visiting the old cities and all the ancient monuments, all very interesting and inspiring. The nature reserves, Horton Plains and Yala were also refreshing and calming, I could have easily spend a whole day at each location. Once again many thanks and best regards