Dive Sites in Sri Lanka
Nilaveli & Trincomalee Dive Sites on the North East Coast of Sri Lanka
At our nearly twenty Nilaveli & Trincomalee Dive Sites with different depth from 6 to 30 m we offer Reef Dives, Rock Dives, Deep Dives, Night Dives and combined Diving & Snorkeling Trips to the famous Pigeon Islands.
The shallow dive sites around the Pigeon Island Marine Park are mostly covered by hard and soft corals with a lot of different coral fishes and for sure Black Tip Reef Sharks in the shallow parts of the coral reef.
The Nilaveli Dive Sites are mostly shallow up to max. 20 m. At these more shallow dive sites you will find a lot of different hard, soft and table corals and a lot of different coral fishes of the Indian Ocean, Baracudas, Travelies, String Rays and other kind of fishes. There is also a lot of macro staff to see. It is the perfect place for new certified open water and not so experienced divers as well as for relaxed advanced divers.
Good wrecks are rare in Nilaveli & Trincomalee. Only north of Nilaveli there is one very shallow wreck up to 8m.
At our Trincomalee Dive Sites around 6 km south of Nilaveli there are also deeper sites up to 30m to discover. The bottom at the deeper dive sites is mostly sandy or rocky. Mostly you can spot big schools of Baracudas and Travelies as well as Sting & Electric Rays.
Sometime you can also see Whale Sharks and Mantas, but these are really seldom. You can be happy when you can spot one of these creatures.