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 fascinating wrecks all around the island. We have a dozen wrecks on the west coast, including two World War I steamships sunk by the German commerce raider SMS Wolf in 1917.
On the east coast, we have a slew of World War II wrecks, including the world-famous H.M.S. Hermes (1942), recognised as one of the top 100 wreck dives in the world, along with SS British Sergeant (1942), H.M.S. Hollyhock (1942) and R.M.S. Athelstane (1942).Read more
our diving areas
Sri Lanka is an island! It means you can dive almost everywhere because we have exciting diving spots scattered around the country with an array of ecological environments, marine life, and depths.
But two major seasons dictate which side of the island we can dive. These are the West Coast Season (November-April) and East Coast Season (May-October).
Diving the shipwrecks of Sri Lanka
Dive sri lanka Experts
Please note that DiveSriLanka.com is not a recreational diving service provider, and this is merely an online SCUBA information resource about Sri Lanka.
Dharshana Jayawardena is a pioneering solo underwater explorer in Sri Lanka. He is the author of Ghosts of the Deep – Diving the shipwrecks of Sri Lanka - and has identified the origins of several mystery wrecks in Sri Lanka and discovered its first underwater cave system in the country.
Nipun Samintha runs the SriLankan Diver channel on YouTube, and he is a traveller who explores remote and natural locations in Sri Lanka. By profession, he is a software engineer - in a leading I.T. company at Nawala and has graduated from the University of Greenwich. Nipun has been a SCUBA diver since 2020. He also joined Mr Darshana Jayawardena in Rangala public safety dive exploration in 2021 and the Pahanthudawa dive in 2022.
Dive operators in the island
Sri Lanka is an island! It means you can dive almost everywhere! But we have two major seasons, which dictate which side of the island we can dive to.
These are the West Coast Season (November-April) and East Coast Season (May-October).
Most of the reputed dive centres offer certifications up to the instructors. The Open Water, West Coast Diving and Rescue Diver courses may take about 3 to 4 days each at costs ranging from EURO 350 to EURO 450.
Our little country is a fantastic place! We love it, and we are proud of it!Here is a quick small tour of what you can enjoy top side!