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Diving the North East Coast

Warm waters of Indian ocean promise incredible diving

Diving the North East Coast in Sri Lanka 2020 - Best Time
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Diving in Sri Lanka depends on monsoon. May to October is a good period to dive along the east coast. Such areas as Trincomalee and Pasikudah offer beautiful spots and underwater treasures to see on your way. You can also check out the Pigeon Island, which is a perfect spot for diving both for beginners and professionals.

Near Batticaloa, divers can see an interesting World War II ship. HMS Hermes. The was one of the world’s first aircraft carriers. In 1942 it sank near the eastern coast of Sri Lanka. Not far from it there is British Sergeant, another WWII wreck popular with divers.

Diving the North East Coast in Sri Lanka - Best Season 2020
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