The popular beach of Unawatuna and the relatively uncluttered Jungle beach are ideal spots for diving and snorkeling. You have the ability to see vibrant corals and also dashing tropical fish underwater. The ‘Rock Island’ situated about a kilometre off the shore is the best place. With many shallow spots and exciting marine life, it provides a memorable experience.
The corals and also the shipwrecks attract diving enthusiasts from various parts of the world. There are diving centers that offer PADI courses and the necessary equipment. There are about eight wrecks in close vicinity and the ‘Ragoon’ (a British Steamer with its masts still intact) and ‘Lord Nelson’ (a cargo ship) are some of the shipwrecks that can be explored. To enjoy the ultimate diving experience, make sure to visit Unawatuna in between the months of October and April.
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