Are you searching for one of the best places to start diving in Sri Lanka? Negombo, a 20-minute drive from Bandaranaike International Airport, is frequently the first or last place tourists visit before leaving the island, making it an ideal location for diving excursions in Sri Lanka.Divers from all over the world come to Negombo. They love enjoying the excitement of the beautiful blue seas and the peaceful charisma of the sea organisms that live there.
From December to April, Negombo beaches are well explored and suitable for divers of all levels, whether beginners or experienced.Muttiyan Gala is a beautiful but little-known diving spot in Negombo.When compared to other diving sites in Sri Lanka, it is a tiny place, which means it is also reasonably safe, to the point where you can dive with somebody who has never dived before!Muttiyan Gala's barrier reef is smaller but home to lively fish and eye-catching corals. On a calm day, the depth is 14 meters, and visibility is excellent.The sandy and almost red-hued terrain make you wonder if you've stepped into another world. So, don't forget to bring your camera because there will be plenty of scenic views.
Many divers were able to swim with massive Marble Rays in Muttiyan Gala. It was an incredible and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in Sri Lanka. Maybe you'll get the chance as well!Marble Rays have a nearly circular disc-shaped body with black patterns and a longer tail. They are not typically aggressive animals. However, if you see one, do not swim above it. It will make them mistake you for a predator and attack you. Marble rays' tails whip and the sting is fatal to humans.You can also see Lionfish, Yellow Snappers, Angelfish, Bannerfish, Groupers, Moray Eels, Sweetlips (also Giant Sweetlips), and Parrotfish when you are here.
On that note, I should mention that at Muttiyan Gala, you will see hundreds of yellow snappers swimming in groups.Yellow snappers are a sight to behold, with their bluish olive-green color and unique mid-lateral yellow line that starts at the mouth and runs across the body, broadening to the caudal fine base. Unfortunately, they are quite often the victims of Groupers!