In Sri Lanka we dived in Welligama, Colombo, Hikkaduwa and Beruwala. When we returned in July we dove in Trincomalee on the east coast as well.
Welligama: First dives in Sri Lanka, didn’t know what to expect, first tests with the (first) new divegear. All went well, but a little sad underwater scene sometimes; almost no corals due to the Tsunami and climate change. But we saw some lobsters, a napoleon wrasse, schrimps and a huge stonefish! We dove with Taminda, a local dive instructor. Very welcoming guy. He lost all his gear in the Tsunami and had to rebuild his shop all over again, like so many people on the south coast of Sri Lanka.
Hikkaduwa, on the south west coast of Sri Lanka holds many great wreck dives as well. We dove on two of those wrecks. The Conch and the Earl of Shaftesbury. Very poor visibility sometimes, but two great wrecks.
Beruwala. Two more dives in Sri Lanka before leaving the country. We met Devsiri, a inspiring dive instructor from Sri Lanka, who took us on these dives and gave us a nitrox course. The dive sites had nice rock formations, some big fish, moray eels… but again very few coral. The atmosphere on the boat was excellent and it was a beautiful sunny day. This is Devsiri showing a anemone fish (Nemo fish) and a lot of hands holding the line on the deco stop.