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The east coast town of Trincomalee has attracted seafarers from the world over since ancient times. Built around a natural deep water harbour, this is a prime location for blue whale encounters.

Commonly known as Trinco, the port is of strategic importance and has a played an important role in the country’s history. The natural harbour is guarded by two imposing headlands, the most famous being Swami Rock on which stands the Koneswaram Temple. From here it’s possible to spot cetaceans as they migrate around the coast of Sri Lanka; the coastal waters off Trinco are renowned in particular for blue whale sightings.  

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Key info

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