East Coast Diving - Passikudah PDF Print E-mail

Colorful Reefs and Historic Wrecks on the Exotic East Coast

One of the most iconic locations on Sri Lanka’s east coast, Passikudah has diving suitable for both beginners right up to technical divers. Most of the dive sites are relatively shallow and suitable for new divers with average depths between 10-15m. The main features of diving in Passikudah are the healthy coral gardens teeming with colorful fish such as butterflyfish and angelfish. For those looking for some adventure, there are deeper rocky reefs and wrecks that are more suitable for advanced divers. Typical fish life includes schools of yellow striped goatfish, blue lined snappers and bigeye snappers, clownfish, coral cods, sweetlips, trevally, napolean wrasses and stingrays.

Passikudah is also an excellent base for wreck diving with several shallow wrecks and the WWII tanker British Sergeant sunk during a Japanese air raid in 1942. Further away are the aircraft carrier HMS Hermes and other WWII wrecks available as special expeditions from Passikudah

Our Passikudah dive center is open from May 1st to October 15th.