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Diving tour in Sri Lanka

Unforgettable getaway on the island of serendipity. Experience the best scuba diving in Sri Lanka, with all the amenities of a lively city, based out of a quiet, rustic bubble of beach-side calm amidst a busy commercial hub, explore the unique traditions and culture in the cultural triangle of this beautiful country for lifetime experience.

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Itinerary Plan

Sri Lanka, temple, gangaramaya, Colombo
Day
1
Colombo city tour
Bandaranaike Airport To Colombo

You arrive at Bandaranaike Airport, where your driver welcomes you. You are greeted by the tropical air of this magical island. You will be Transferred to Colombo in your very own private vehicle. Colombo is a busy and vibrant metropolis and is the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. The city is a contrast itself, with mansions, lush gardens, fine dining options, shopping malls packed with expensive designer brands standing next to urban slums; diesel fumed congested roads and street markets. With many boutiques filled with international brands and local art and fabrics Colombo is the best place to go shopping. Colombo is also home to many exciting restaurants, night clubs, pubs and bars. Overnight stay at hotel. Dinner at your leisure.

Travel duration - 1 hour
Sri Lanka, Colombo, scuba diving
Day
2
Colombo
Colombo

Colombo really is one of Sri Lanka’s best kept diving secrets. Right off the bustling city center is some of the best wreck diving in Sri Lanka, and probably South Asia. After the breakfast at hotel, you will be taken to Dehiwala where the diving center is located. You will be introduced to diving theory through a mix of videos, self-study modules and instructor briefings. Your instructor will teach you all the basic practical skills in the calm environment of a swimming pool and/or shallow water. Overnight stay at the hotel.

sri lanka, scuba diving, colombo
Day
3
Colombo
Colombo

Take an early breakfast and go for the morning dives which will start at 8 A.M. After completing the necessary paperwork, preparing your equipment and a dive briefing from your guide the boat will depart for the chosen dive sites of the day. Dive groups are small, with a maximum of 5 divers per guide, so you get a personalized dive experience. Boats return to shore between 12-1pm depending on the dive site. After diving, it is time to complete your log books, swap stories with fellow divers and enjoy some time on the beach. Drive to the hotel for some well-earned rest and relaxation. Overnight stay at hotel.

Sri Lanka, colombo, pettah, mosque
Day
4
Colombo
Colombo

Take an early breakfast and go for your second experience of morning dives. Explore some popular wrecks and see the very good fish life and the older wrecks are covered in colorful soft corals. After diving complete your log books, and enjoy some time on the beach. After the lunch, you can engage in a tuk tuk ride. You will be picked up at hotel. Visit Galle Face Green, discover the old buildings at fort. Enjoy the local cuisine with local people in Pettah. Admire the tradition and culture in the busy city. Stay overnight at the hotel and relax.

Travel duration - hour
Sri Lanka, Colombo, train, Kandy
Day
5
Colombo - Kandy
Colombo To Kandy

After the breakfast and go for your final experience of morning dives. If you want a break from wrecks you can hunt for elusive reef critters on the many rocky reefs or explore current swept outer reefs with gorgonians, clownfish and soft corals. After the lunch, proceed to Colombo fort station. You will then embark on a scenic train journey from Colombo fort to Kandy. The train journey is a great time to enjoy the countrys' landscapes. Once you arrive at your destination, your driver will pick you up from Kandy railway station and take you towards your hotel for some well-earned rest.

Travel duration - 3 hours
Sri Lanka, garden, peradeniya, kandy
Day
6
Kandy - Dambulla
Kandy To Dambulla

After the breakfast at hotel, carry out a city tour of Kandy, including Upper Lake Drive, Market Square and a Gem Museum. And then, you can visit the beautiful and impressive Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya. The 60 acres territory by the mighty Mahaveli River offers a relaxing walk among one of the largest collections of flora from all of the tropics. Not to be missed: the royal palm tree avenue, canon ball trees, the orchid collection, the great lawn and endless carpets of multi-colored flowers. Count about 2 hours for this visit. Continue to Dambulla, where you visit the famous cave temples, a UNESCO heritage site, with incredible Buddhism mural paintings arranged in a system of five caves. Here you can imagine the monks praying in all seclusion with magnificent views of the surrounding area. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Travel duration - 2 hours
Sri Lanka, Sigiriya rock
Day
7
Dambulla
Dambulla

Early in the morning, to avoid long lines, visit Sigiriya, where you can climb the famous “Lion’s Rock” with its frescoes, gardens, natural caves and ruins of the royal palace, dating back to the 10th century. It is one of the best-preserved examples of ancient urban planning. Optionally, you can visit Pidurangala, a massive rock formation. Climbing to the top of Pidurangala Rock is more strenuous than climbing Sigiriya. If you are fit and adventurous it is a climb worth making. It will take you about two hours. Or you can visit Ritigala, which is an ancient Buddhist monastery and mountain in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka, Dambulla
Day
8
Dambulla-Colombo airport
Dambulla To Bandaranaike Airport

Today is your last day in our beautiful island paradise. We hope you keep the best memories of your stay with us in Sri Lanka. Proceed towards Kurunegala. Visit Ridi viharaya or Silver temple on the way. Make a stop for lunch in the town of Kurunegala, bustling with life under the watchful gaze of a giant Buddha statue seen high above in the distance. You can visit the Buddha statue. The way along the rock path is very eco-friendly. At the top of the rock there is a 88ft (ca. 27 m) Buddha statue was placed. The Kurunegala town is very scenic to view from the top the rock. Transfer to the Bandaranaike International Airport on time for the departure flight.

Travel duration - 3 hours

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