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Dive Locations

2 recommended locations:

Negombo

Located on the west coast, Negombo is the gateway for most Sri Lankan adventures. Historically the port attracted foreign trade whilst today the town has a thriving fishing industry and welcomes tourists to its sandy beach.

  • Ideal for viewing: sperm whale, blue whale, Bryde’s whale, bottlenose dolphin, spinner dolphin
  • Excellent for: Liveaboard diving, Diving & adventure, Whales, Snorkelling, Wreck diving

Trincomalee

Trincomalee, commonly known as Trinco, is built around a natural deep water harbour and has played a strategic role throughout history. Located on Sri Lanka's east coast, blue whales are seen from here in season, as they migrate around the coast.

  • Ideal for viewing: blue whale, sperm whale, Bryde’s whale, spinner dolphin, bottlenose dolphin
  • Excellent for: Liveaboard diving, Diving & adventure, Whales, Snorkelling

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Dive trips

Golden palm fringed beaches, ancient cities, endemic wildlife and Ayurvedic treatments are all a part of this intriguing destination. Combine these with a whale watching or diving trip for the best experience.
1 recommended trip. Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.

Sri Lanka Liveaboard

The coast of Sri Lanka is renowned for its accessible wrecks, colourful outer reefs and cetacean encounters, all of which can be experienced from the Sri Lanka Aggressor on a variety of itineraries throughout the year.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,945 pp
  • Trip type: Liveaboard Group trip

When to go

Sri Lanka is a year round destination but the monsoon seasons dictate the best coastal conditions. The west coast is best visited from December to March and the east from April to September.

Seasons

  • East coast diving

    Apr to Sep: East coast diving and whale and dolphin snorkelling
  • Inter-monsoon

    Oct to Nov: The inter-monsoonal months are the wettest across the whole country
  • West coast diving

    Dec to Mar: West coast diving and whale and dolphin snorkelling.

Wildlife events

  • Sep to Oct: Ideal months for whale & dolphin encounters off the east coast
  • Apr to Apr: Ideal months for whale & dolphin encounters off the west coast
  • Mar to Mar: Ideal months for whale & dolphin encounters off the west coast

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