Weligama translates to mean “sandy village”, in reference to the town’s sand-swept bay. Located only 2.5 hours from the capital of Sri Lanka, this area is visited for its large number of colorful reef fish, including sweet lips, clown and titan triggerfish, batfish, and more. Large eagle and bull rays are often spotted, along with giant barracuda, goliath grouper, trevally, humphead parrotfish, Napoleon wrasse, honeycomb moray eels and several sea turtle varieties.
For macro lovers, nudibranch, shrimp, and beautiful plants and coral can be found at any of the surrounding dive sites.
Sri Lanka is a great place to explore the Indian Ocean for divers of all levels.
Diving season: November to April
Ocean Temprature: 27-28C
Visibility: 7 - 25m
Ready to discover new dive sites by boat? We have an unique dive sites less than 15 minutes travel on our RIB Boat.
As we only dive on small groups we highly recommend to make a booking well in adavce in order to guarantue availabiliy.
Weligama’s famous Yala Rocks, a series of massive boulders with beautiful swim throughs this entire area is teaming with life. A must see dive point in Weligama. This is one of our favorit spot as it offers a unique topography as it has some of the largest rock formations. This area is favoured by turtles, lobsters, lionfish, skprpion fishs and a rich variety of nudibranchs.
Other dive sites include Prince Heinrich’s Patch and the shipwrecks of Galle, which every diving enthusiast should experience. Shipwrecks in Galle date back as far as the 1800’s and take a mere 45 minutes to reach with our specially designed boat.
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