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Sri Lanka

Overview

With seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, over 2000 years of recorded history, remarkable natural wonders and abundant wildlife, Sri Lanka has something for everyone.

The island is comprised of spectacular landscapes, thousands of kilometres of breathtaking beaches, bustling cities, incredible fauna and flora, captivating history, delicious food, and beautiful people.
Visit ‘Buddha’s footprint’, take a tranquil boat ride down one of the many rivers, immerse yourself in the sites, sounds and flavours that the cities have to offer, visit one of the most biodiverse areas in the world and maybe get lucky enough to witness a leopard in the wild. With so much to explore and experience, Sri Lanka is a true wonder of Asia.

Snapshot

Tropical with distinct wet and dry seasons and two different monsoons.

Yala Monsoon in the South-west – May to August is the wet season with daily temperatures averaging 30°C and dropping to 26°C at night. December to March is the dry season with daily temperatures averaging 31°C and dropping to 23°C at night.

Maha Monsoon in the North-east – October to January is the wet season with daily temperatures averaging 29°C and dropping to 24°C overnight. May to September is the dry season with daily temperatures averaging 34°C and dropping to 26°C at night.

We recommend taking light, casual clothing. However, please be aware that the country’s culture and religion call for a more conservative dress code. Please consider this if you are planning on participating in above-water activities.

Sri Lankan Rupee
Type D, Type G and Type M
GMT+5:30
Take normal travel precautions when eating and drinking – tap water is not safe to drink unless boiled or chemically treated.

Diving

Overview

Shipping traffic through Sri Lanka has a long and busy history, featuring the Portugues, Dutch and British, which has resulted in a massive variety of over 200 wrecks scattered across the coast. Expect to encounter varying marine ecosystems that have set up shop among these wrecks, with brilliant soft corals, critters and schools of fish.

Perhaps one of the most captivating dive sites in the world is located along the coast of Sri Lanka – the HMS Hermes. This was the first-ever aircraft carrier which was bombed by Japan in WWII and now lies in 50 meters of water, attracting multitudes of marine life and divers alike. This wreck is a tec divers paradise.

There are also caves, reefs and caverns to be explored where you can expect to encounter reef fish, rays, barracuda, grouper, trevally, wrasse, eels and turtles. For the non-divers, snorkel with blue whales, sperm whales and dolphins or explore the above water wonderland that is Sri Lanka.

Temperature

27°C – 29°C 3mm

Dive Season

West Coast – October to May
East Coast – June to September

Dive Highlights

The HMS Hermes and other WWII wrecks.
Blue whales, Sperm whales and dolphins

Regions

Sri Lanka - Batticaloa

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