The one-stop guide to diving in Sri Lanka!
Welcome to Sri Lanka!
Did you know that Sri Lanka is one of the best countries in South Asia to dive shipwrecks? Well now you know!
We have over 50 interesting wrecks all around the island. In the west coast, we have a dozen of wrecks inluding two World War 1 era steam ships sunk by the German commerce raider SMS Wolf in 1917. In the east coast, we have a a slew of World War II wrecks including the world famous HMS Hermes (1942), recognized as one of the top 100 wreck dives in the world, along with SS British Sergeant (1942), HMS Hollyhock (1942) and RMS Athelstane (1942).
The shipwrecks in Sri Lanka provide thrilling wreck diving opportunaties to divers at all levels. They are in depths from 0m to over 65m. Also we do have some great reefs too.
Look through the Plan your dive! section in the left navigation bar to get your journey to Sri Lanka started!
Dive long & propser!
The awesome shipwreck of the British Sergeant
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|Dharshana Jayawardena is a leading Sri Lankan Underwater photographer, a wreckographer and Welcomes you to Sri Lanka! It is the best location in the Indian Ocean to Scuba Dive in the warm tropical seas and wonderful beaches. Sri Lanka offers some great Wreck Diving experiences such as the H.M.S Hermes, SS Rangoon, H.M.S Conch, The Earl Of Shaftsbury, H.M.S Diomede, and some Surat Silver Coin wrecks at the Great Basses & Little Basses Lighthouses off Kirinda and Yala. Sri Lanka offers many courses such as PADI Open Water, Advanced, Rescue, Dive Master but yet to offer NAUI, PSAI, TDI, SDI, Nitrox, Trimix, Heliox, Solo Diving Technical Dive Courses or Liveaboard Diving. Shore diving is a possibility. Sri Lanka also is famous for whale migration, dolphin watching and very occasionally for sightings of Tiger Shark, Black Tip Reef Shark, White Tip Reef Shark, Manta Rays. Reef fish such as Moray Eels, Puffer Fish (Fugu), giant turtle, Lionfish, Snappers, Sweetlips, Trevally, Barracuda, Fusiliers, Anemonefish are very very common. Some dive sites are better than Maldives, The H.M.S Hermes is a fantastic and exciting dive in Batticaloa. The H.M.S Vampire which accompanied the H.M.S Hermes is yet to be found. Surat Silver Coin treasure was found by Sir Arthur C. Clarke and Mike Wilson at the Great Basses Ridge. The coins were minted by Aurenzeb, the son of Shah Jehan who built the Mumtas Mahal (Taj Mahal). There are also wrecks of Japanese Zeros in the China Bay and Marble Beach area. The statue of lord ganesh can be seen at the Swami Rock dive in Trincomalee. pigeon Island in Trincomalee is also famous for great diving and snorkeling. This site features original photos and stock photography of the ocean and the under sea. You will also be surprised abou the diving opportunaties in Colombo. Colombo diving and colombo wreck diving is some of the best wrecks in the world|