The Hikkaduwa beach with its clear warm water, is the perfect spot for both diving and surfing. The dashing corals, underwater life and the shipwrecks close at hand will make you feel like you are in a whole new world. Some well sought- after diving points are Kiralagala, Godagala and Black Coral Point. The easy shallow conditions of the beaches make it suitable for even novice divers and there are many dive shops offering PADI courses and the essential equipment. If you wish to explore the shipwrecks at hand, scuba diving is the perfect activity.
The spectacular coral reef and the marine life along with the clear water make snorkelling in Hikkaduwa a memorable experience. The lagoon is the safest place for beginners to snorkel and to explore the coral reef, while stumbling upon reef fish. The more competent snorkelers can venture out to the deeper coral patches and even catch sight of reef sharks roam about. For this, you don’t have to venture far out into the sea since Hikkaduwa offers snorkelling opportunities just 200 meters offshore.
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