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Historically a key port, Negombo town retains its colonial charm and fishing industry as well as attracting tourists to its beach. Located near the airport it’s the gateway for most Sri Lankan adventures.

For many, Negombo is the first port of call on a holiday to Sri Lanka. It’s likely that your first night will be spent in one of the beach hotels allowing you time to rest and relax as you acclimatise, ready for your adventure whether that be by liveaboard, or by car on a cultural or wildlife tour of this enchanting destination.

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: sperm whale, blue whale, Bryde’s whale, bottlenose dolphin, spinner dolphin

Dive trips

This dive location is featured in the following itinerary:

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: trip
Our suggested liveaboard is shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Sri Lanka Aggressor

Offering an exciting mix of unique marine and diving itineraries, this luxurious vessel is suitable for snorkellers, recreational and technical divers, offering whale and dolphin encounters and wreck diving.