Dive the Hanova

There are too many magnificent coral reefs on this tiny island – Sri Lanka – to explore in a short time. While Hikkaduwa's coral gardens usually take center stage, other places, too, have outstanding coral reefs. Hanova's coral reefs are sometimes overlooked, despite offering some of the best diving in the nation. Various aquatic wildlife, including sweetlips, barracuda, eagle rays, and grouper, call Negombo's coral reef systems home.

Clumps of polyps make up the bizarre sea creatures known as corals. Polyps grow best in flat, warm, bright, clear, and ventilated environments, using calcium to form a hard outer shell. Because of the diversity of aquatic life they support, coral reefs are comparable to oceanic rainforests.

Corals are exceptionally delicate and are believed to become extinct in a few decades if global warming trends continue. Despite this, coral reefs can thrive in numerous locations around the world. Travellers can head to the tropical island of Sri Lanka to enjoy the vibrant reefs and gorgeous beaches.

Ahas Yatra Gala, where several sunken fighter planes can be found, Barracuda Point, Bandara Rocks, Hanova, an excellent place for night diving, Bandara Rocks, which has outstanding coral growth and some interesting rock formations, and others.

You may also go to Hanova from Negombo, which is well-known for its snapper, cuttlefish, bullseye glassfish, sweetlips, and grouper fishing. The boat ride there takes approximately 15 minutes. The ideal diving season for Hanova is from December through April.

The blu spotted box fish is a famous variety found in Hanova. It's beautiful to watch how the black Spotted Boxfish (male) huffing and puffing around on its way to work. The spots situated in its body beatify the nature of Hanova.

Several species are closely related to Pufferfish and Porcupinefish in the waters of Sri Lanka. Like puffers, some species are known to release toxins from their skin when harassed. The Black Boxfish male (Ostracion Meleagris) and the secretive female are seen here on top.

Snappers are also found in Hanova. Snappers are prized and highly recognized for eating fish. However, others, like the Atlantic dog snapper (Lutjanus jocu), may be poisonous and produce ciguatera, a form of poisoning. The emperor snapper is one of the most popular species of snapper.

Booking resources for diving excursions include Sri Lanka Diving Tours, Colombo Divers (Negombo), and Taprobane Divers (which also offers courses).

Have you ever faced rain inside the ocean?

That is travelly rain. Eye Trevally, huge shoals, can be seen in Negombo and Kalpitiya during the season. The Giant Trevally (Caranx ignobilis) is often solitary and mingling with other species like Batfish. If you visit Hanova, you can feel this travelly fish rain. It's a must-watch in Hanova.

Even if you possess no interest in history or marine biology, diving can be a fantastic way to unwind from everyday life. However, some of these dives are appropriate for individuals just getting started. Most call for some level of prior training.

If you visit Hanova, you can also check out these beautiful marvels offered by the underwater world.

  • A Gray Sweetlip follows a school of Sri Lankan Rabbitfish, native to Sri Lanka as their name suggests; numerous species can find shelter in a huge coral patch.
  • A couple of Bulls Eye fish and a porcupinefish take shelter in a crevice.
  • In the surge, a Lionfish floats peacefully. Sweetlips, grey, a substantial green starfish.

One of the island's least popular tourist destinations in Sri Lanka is Negombo. Negombo, which is frequently disregarded in favour of much larger locations like Galle or Trincomalee, is unquestionably worthwhile.

Tourists may find it handy to visit straight from the airport because it is close to the international airport. Alternatively, one can spend a day or two at a Sri Lanka beach resort in Negombo before departing the nation.

Suppose you have a very bad and stressful mind. Visit Sri Lanka. Release your stress with Negombo Hanova.

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