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Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
You don't have to be a scuba diver to appreciate the amazing world under the waves!
You float on the water's surface, wearing a mask, snorkel, and fins, admiring the vivid coral reefs, rocks, and coral reef-fish below. A thrilling adventure with amazing memories.
Snorkeling is a fun pastime for the whole family, including children and people of all ages. It can also serve as an introduction to diving or merely an alternative.
Snorkeling at Nilaveli and Trincomalee is the absolute highlight of your east coast vacation. You get to see Sri Lanka's most brilliant coral reefs, soft and hard corals, schools of colorful fish, and other coral species from the Indian Ocean.
Nilaveli Season: March 15th - October 30th
Pigeon Island is the sole National Marine Park on Sri Lanka's north-east coast. Surrounded by turtles and exotic fish, on the lookout for Black Tip Reef Sharks.
Beautiful corals, eels, tiny groups of various fish, and colorful drawn boxfish may be seen 1 kilometer from the diving base on Pigeon Island. Allow yourself to float while shimmering parrotfish and damselfish pass quietly by. Filigree-lined sweetlips fish stand beautifully in the flow, while butterflyfish and bannerfish dance in front of the sea's dark blue curtain.
Around the main island, there is a possibility to see numerous types of turtles, rays, and even Blacktip Reef Sharks.
All prices do not include the Pigeon Island admission fee. The entrance cost to Pigeon Island National Marine Park is calculated and paid directly in our diving center prior to departure, based on the number of participants on the boat. Or agreed upon prior to verifying the price.
Snorkeling expeditions from Nilaveli last around 3 hours. You can go to Pigeon Islands in about 20 minutes by boat and spend about 2 hours snorkeling from the shore around the main island.
Nilaveli Coral Reef
The ideal location for learning about different varieties of hard and soft corals. Clear water vision in a shallow location. There are vivid coral reefs here, as well as little colorful tropical fish and even a turtle!
Although it is near to Pigeon Island, there is no need for a ticket.
Snorkeling expeditions from Nilaveli last around 3 hours.
When you arrive at the base, one of our local or international Divemasters or Instructors will greet you. You complete the required documentation and make your payment. We take both credit cards and cash.
If you don't already have your own snorkeling equipment, you'll get sized up for it.
Then you will receive a briefing on vital snorkeling site information, important local protocols, safety procedures, recall processes, snorkeling site attractions, and marine life.
Finally, we cast off! Most snorkeling sites can be reached within 10 minutes.
We always snorkel in small groups. Take in your surroundings at your own leisure.
Our local boatmen will show you the ideal areas to spend 2 to 3 hours exploring the amazing underwater environment.
When you return to the diving center, our staff will show you where you may wash both private and rental equipment and take a shower.
You are always welcome to share your snorkeling experience, and we will assist you in identifying all of the different types of marine creatures you encountered during your excursion.
Snorkeling and diving assist to develop bonds amongst individuals from all over the world who share a love of the ocean, and we give a platform for that to happen.Read Less
We operate in Sri Lanka's south and north-east coasts, in Unawatuna, Nilaveli, and Trincomalee.Our diving centers are open according to the monsoon season, which affects the climate in Sri Lanka, to offer the finest diving conditions with calm seas and decent visibility. With us, you can dive all year.
Before booking your dive with us, we recommend researching the differences between diving on the west and east coasts. There are substantial variances in undersea terrain, dive site depth, coral reefs, wrecks, and other features.
Our Unawatuna center is open every year from the 15th of October to the 10th of April, during which time you may experience the greatest diving conditions in Sri Lanka. The south west monsoon influences diving on the south coast beginning in mid-April. Because of these conditions, our Unawatuna center is closed. No need to worry, we're heading to the wild north-east shore!
Bathing and swimming are allowed all year because to the reefs that shelter Unawatuna Beach and Mihiripenna/Dalawella Beach from heavy waves.
Nilaveli and Trincomalee
Our Nilaveli and Divinguru Trincomalee is open every year from March 15th to October 30th. This is the greatest time to dive on the east coast, with calm seas and decent underwater visibility. The north east monsoon influences diving on the east coast beginning in mid-November. The water gets turbulent, heavy rain affects dive conditions, and our eastern diving centers are closed. We proceed south, where the south-west monsoon finishes about the middle of October and the diving season begins.
• All Diving and Water Sport activities may be paid in cash in Euro, USD, and Sri Lanka Rupees, or by credit card (MasterCard or Visa). Credit card payments will include a 2.5% bank charge.
• All pricing include VAT and Service Charge.
• Rates are subject to change without notice.
• Cancellations made at least 90 days prior to the reservation date are free of charge. We will reimburse your whole 50% deposit.
• Cancellations made 45 to 89 days before the reservation date will incur a 25% cancellation fee. We will reimburse half of your deposit to you.
• Cancellations made fewer than 44 days before the reservation date will be charged the entire 50% deposit.
• Cancellations made fewer than 30 days before the reservation date, or "No Shows," will result in the full reservation amount being charged.
• We wish to provide you and all of our clients with a fantastic diving experience and high-quality service. Each day, boat, and group must be planned ahead of time. Please keep in mind that we cannot issue refunds for late cancellations.
Pick-up and drop-off service We provide free tuk-tuk pick-up and drop-off service. Pick-up begins around 30 minutes (or depending on distance) before check-in at our diving center.
We provide free pick-up and drop-off between the following locations:
• Unawatuna (Southern Coast): Hikkaduwa to Mirissa. Hikkaduwa, Boosa, Gintota, Galle, Unawatuna, Dalawella, Mihripenna, Talpe, Habaraduwa, Koggala, Ahangama, Midigama, Weligama, and Mirissa are some of the places to visit.
• Nilaveli/Trincomalee (east coast): Nilaveli to Kuchchaveli (Trincomalee, Uppuveli, Nilaveli, Kuchchaveli).
Requirements: • Must be at least 5 years old. • you must be in good physical condition.
What is included: boat transfer local guide snorkeling equipment – mask, fins, snorkel life jackets water free pick-up (south within the distance from Mirissa to Hikkaduwa; east from Trincomalee to Kuchchaveli) kids from 6 until 12 are half price
Location: Pigeon Island National Marine Park, Nilaveli
Rates include full Snorkel Equipment for up to 3 hours (Mask, Snorkel, Fins). The Pigeon Island entrance fee is not included. Only available with a check-in time of 1.30 p.m. or on request with a check-in time of 8.30 a.m. Only available by reserving in person or by phone after 3 p.m. the day before.
2 persons maximum €41.00 per person up to three persons €38.00 per person up to four individuals €36.00 per person up to five persons €34.00 per person 6 persons maximum €32.00 per person Each additional hour costs 10 Euros per person.
Location: Nilaveli Coral Reef
Rates include full Snorkel Equipment for up to 3 hours (Mask, Snorkel, Fins). Only available with a check-in time of 1.30 p.m. or on request with a check-in time of 8.30 a.m. Only Available for walk-ins or phone calls after 3 p.m. the day prior.
up to 2 people 52 Euros per Person up to 3 people 50 Euros per Person up to 4 people 48 Euros per Person up to 5 people 45 Euros per Person up to 6 people 43 Euros per Person Each additional one hour costs 10 Euros per person
This listing is listed for following charter options.
With Captain and Crew both
Based on the choice of charter option set for this listing and your choice to avail these options under the process of booking this charter, an extra fee may be applicable, for eg; for availing Crew service.
Exact directions to the departure location will be provided after a confirmed booking.