Diving in the mythical Ceylon – 15 days

All year diving! As we have both an East coast and a west coast within a small Island when one side is not in season, the other side is!
  • All visits and safaris on the tour are included
  • Season from November to April
  • NOTE: From May to September the dives are carried out on the east coast

Sri Lanka in 11 days - Diving on the Mythical Island


  • Padi open water or equivalent for dives below 20m.
  • Discover Scuba does not require certifications.
  • The Discover Scuba experience can be used for further guided dives or diving courses..
  • A dive computer and a surface marker buoy (SMB) are recommended.
    They can be hired according to availability.
  • Diving insurance.

The Sri Lanka warm tropical waters are home to an incredible variety of plants and creatures that will never cease to amaze you.

That is why we invite you to discover with us the large number of excellent diving spots, including shipwrecks scattered throughout the coast for a total of 1,600 km.

In addition, local divers discover new places to dive every day, finding new wrecks covered in coral that give rise to spectacular marine life.

Being able to contemplate live the dance of the pigfish or the elegant manta ray is a luxury within reach that will be easily found in the different dives that this beautiful country offers.

The exotic island of Ceylon offers diving for everyone.
From the most experienced to those who are beginners in the world of diving.

In addition, Sri Lanka has many natural parks where you can participate in exciting safaris to observe leopards or elephants such as Yala National Park, Minneriya, Kaudulla, Wilpattu, Udawalawe, among others.

Without neglecting the high possibility of sighting the majestic blue whale, killer whales, dolphins, fin or sperm whales.

The nature and biodiversity of this treasure island are close at hand.

Because Sri Lanka is undoubtedly an Eden yet to be discovered.

With Sri Lanka being such a small island, it is very easy to combine diving, surfing or kitesurfing activities with a visit to the historic Galle Fort or to see the famous stilt fishermen in Weligama.

And if you want to relax after an exciting day of diving, what better way than to let yourself be carried away by the hands of an Ayurvedic massage expert.

This is a dive tour between the months of November to April.

In the whole west coast and in the south west of the country you can make multiple dives for lovers of the seabed.

We therefore present an 11-day itinerary to immerse yourself in the Negambo, Colombo and Galle area.
It will be a pleasure for you to dive among hundreds of pigfish or see the impressive snapper, Napoleon fish, huge rays or groupers.

Read our 11-day dive itinerary that Eden Travels created for you by combining diving with other activities such as relaxing on the beach or whale watching.

day 1. Airport - Negambo

(Approximate transfer duration: 20 min)


Reception at the airport by our representative and transfer to the accommodation in Negambo.


Rest of the day for relaxation and rest.

Negambo is a coastal city with many restaurants where you can taste different dishes of traditional Sri Lankan and international cuisine.

Also, Negambo has a beautiful lagoon with amazing mangroves where you can observe amazing wildlife with many birds.


Accommodation at the Hotel VILLA HUNDIRA in Negambo

day 2. Negambo: 2 dives - Optional: Ayurvedic massages

(No transfers)

Wreck with bulletproof VIP car

We will start our diving circuit at 7 am.

For this we will travel by boat to the determined place to make, depending on the degree of the title held, the following dives:

17-27 mt: Wreck We Ling is the false name used by terrorists, known as A-522, it was sunk on March 26, 2018 on an artificial reef and dive site.
8 bulletproof VIP cars (Jaguar, BMW, Mercedes, Defender, etc.) used by former Sri Lankan presidents with the car hubs welded to the hatch were sunk.

Length 62 mt. Width 8 mt. Weight 850 tons.
The depth of the sandy bottom is 25 m, cars at 26 meters, from the top of the wreck is 18 meters.

Ideal for nitrox enriched air.


Maha Gala

14-16 mt: Good site for training dives of various levels.
A very large coral reef with an abundance of exotic fish including lobsters, groupers, snappers, lionfish and many more.
A large area of black, whip-like coral sits on top of the reef along with the anemones.

It takes more than one dive to fully explore it.

Optional activities

And to complete this exciting day, if you wish, you could receive an Ayurvedic massage session.
This practice, that dates back more than 4000 years ago, is based on the application of oils extracted from medicinal plants.


Accommodation at the Hotel VILLA HUNDIRA in Negambo

day 3. Negambo: dives

(No transfers)


We will continue diving in the Negambo and Colombo area.

Accommodation in the Hotel VILLA HUNDIRA in Negambo

day 4. Negambo - Colombo - Diving in the coast of Mount Lavinia

(Approximate transfer duration: 1 hour)


Transfer south of the coast via Colombo.
If you wish, you can take a retrospective visit to the capital seeing the most significant things such as the Fort area, the Galle Face Green, the port, etc.

It is also a good opportunity to try the excellent local fish restaurants.


19-29mt: the most recent ship to sink in Colombo, the Maldivian Medhufaru (formally AL TAREK in Malta) sank with a couple of excavators on the deck!
Sitting perfectly upright it is an incredible dive full of batfish, lionfish and other fish in formation.
The boat still looks new!


0-23m: The Cyprus-owned Termopylae Sierra wreck has been parked at the Colombo outer anchorage for more than 3 years due to a wage dispute between Sri Lankan owners, workers and ports.
Neglect took over and eventually, on August 23, 2012, it collapsed.
A fantastic dive into a unique shipwreck trapped between two worlds …

Accommodation at the Hotel MOUNT LAVINIA in Mount Lavinia

day 5. Mount Lavinia: Great wreck dives at various depths.

(No transfers)


We will continue diving in the Colombo area.

Accommodation at the Hotel MOUNT LAVINIA in Mount Lavinia

day 6. Coral reef diving, giant boulders and shipwrecks in Unawatuna

(Approximate transfer duration: 30 min)

The Count of Shaftesbury

Immerse yourself in the Count of Shaftesbury.
She sank in 1893 before the coast of Hikkaduwa.
This Rangoon sits at a depth of 15 meters scattered across sandy, flat terrain which makes diving absolutely fantastic, fun and easy.

Take the opportunity to enjoy schools of fish and hard and soft corals, see large stingrays, groupers, small schools of snappers, lionfish and porcupines.
This shipwreck offers some incredible panoramic shots.

SS Ragoon shipwreck

A fantastic 100 year old British steamer/sailer lying upright on a beautiful sandy plain. Prolific fish life.

Accommodation at the Hotel THAPROBAN BEACH HOUSE in Unawatuna

day 7. Coral reef diving and shipwrecks in Unawatuna

(No transfers)

Di Diymba Kupotha

Today we will dedicate ourselves to one of the reefs with an exceptional marine life.

Diymba Kupotha: On the so-called “Napoleon’s reef”, at a depth of 20 meters, with a good chance of observing great Maori and potato cod.

Rest of the day available for rest.

Accommodation at the Hotel THAPROBAN BEACH HOUSE in Unawatuna

day 8. Coral reef diving and shipwrecks in Unawatuna

(No transfers)

Tango Wreck (SS Orestes)

At a depth of 24 meters, a popular wreck among local divers and Mistakenly known as the “Tango Wreck” sank in 1875.

Accommodation at the Hotel THAPROBAN BEACH HOUSE in Unawatuna

day 9. Coral reef diving and shipwrecks in Thalpe

(Approximate transfer duration: 30 min)

Thalpe Rock

Thalpe Rock at only 18 meters deep.
It is a beautiful rock formation in the southern seas of Sri Lanka that runs from east to west.
You will be able to observe some large fish and schools.
This site is best known for its coral and abundance of macro subjects.

Accommodation at the Hotel THAPROBAN BEACH HOUSE in Unawatuna

day 10. Unawatuna: Relax on the beach - Galle Fort

(Approximate transfer duration: 20 min)

Galle Fort

Galle is the third most important city after Colombo and Kandy.

It was a Portuguese city in the 16th century and a Dutch city in the 18th century, the British also lived in the 19th and 20th centuries.

All these colonisers left an imprint, which is why it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.


Accommodation at the Hotel THAPROBAN BEACH HOUSE in Unawatuna

day 11. Unawatuna - Airport

(Unawatuna - Airport: 2 h)

Airport transfer

Free morning.
Transfer to Bandaranaike International Airport at the appointed time, where we will arrive 3 hours before the departure of the flight

  • Bed and Breakfast in the selected Hotels
  • Private transport with guide/driver english speaking
  • Welcoming at the Airport on arrival and escorting service in all Tour till departure
  • All the tickets to entry monuments, temples and safari of the itinerary
  • Customer support 24/7  for all the Tour duration
  • Soft drinks and water, lunches and dinners
  • Visits or activities  not covered in the Tour
  • The International flight
  • Travel insurance and PCR
  • Visa entry fees for Sri Lanka ETA

to obtain it follow the link and the steps described in our article in Travel Guide   >   Visa and Passport

Payment methods and cancellation policy

Payment methods:

  • Payment is 10% or 20% depending on the season (low or high), by bank transfer.
  • The remaining 90% or 80% is always paid in cash or by credit card upon arrival in Sri Lanka or by bank transfer.

Cancellation policy: 

  • Up to 30 days before the start of the trip, 100% of the deposit is refunded if a trip cancellation occurs,
    withholding the amount of $100 per person for agency fees.

  • Between 29 days and 15 days before the start of the trip there is a penalty of 50% of the deposit amount.

  • In case of cancellations in the 14 days preceding the trip, no deposit will be refunded.

Note on cancellations:

  • All cancellations have an additional administrative cost of 100 USD per person.
  • In case of cancellation due to COVID-19, cancellations will not suffer any penalty.

If you wish to make changes to the circuit, we recommend you to personalize your trip

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