Passikudah Diving Info PDF Print E-mail

Location:

Our east coast location will be announced soon!

 

Times:

We conduct daily 2 tank dive trips departing at 08:00am. Divers need to arrive at the dive center by 07:30am to complete paperwork and gear up. Night dives are available upon request.

 

Dive Season:

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

 

Weather and Conditions:

The best conditions for diving are generally in May and June when the sea is flat and visibility is excellent. July and August is characterized by periods of strong winds and low visibility cased by increased plankton. However, fish life is often good during this time. The east coast receives less rainfall than the west coast and remains dry throughout most of the dive season. Average water temperature is around 28C, although cooler upwelling may occur in July and August. A 3mm wetsuit is generally adequate for most divers. Currents in Passikudah are generally mild to moderate. However, some offshore sites can have strong currents, especially around the new moon.

 

Visibility:

Average visibility on most inshore reefs and wrecks is around 10m, while offshore visibility is generally around 15m and reaching 25m+ on good days.