At the airport, you will be greeted by your chauffeur guide who will take you into the fishing village of negombo. Once at the comforts of your hotel, relax and recover from any jet lag. If you have spare time, your chauffeur guide will introduce you to some of negombo’s curious sites such the dutch churches or laze on the golden sands. Over evening tea meet your personal diving instructor felician fernando from the licensed diving school just walking distance from the hotel for an introduction to sri lanka’s mysterious shipwrecks and coral reefs.
Marawila: explore the wreck of a royal air force fighter-bomber, which despite crashing over fifty years ago is in great form. It is common to sight large moray eels, as well as marine life.
Third reef: 15 – 20 meters: find yourself in calm waters where there is no trace of land nor boats or trawlers, making this coral reef much sought after. The site is great for sighting different species of rays including marble rays. Occasionally one is blessed with a pod of dolphins playing away.
Today will bring more thrill from the water – enjoy another dive today either in the morning or the evening. During your leisure time take a boat cruise along the colonial dutch canals and if you are lucky to spot how toddy, a palm wine, is collected by one agilely walk on single strands of rope tied between trees.
Today your chauffeur guide will introduce you to some of colombo’s curious sites such the vibrant markets of pettah or alternatively indulge in some shopping. Relish the journey as you drive just by the natural turquoise waves, pass villages as locals go about their daily lives and more. Having reached your destination, hikkaduwa home to many beachcombers, relax and unwind. Next, meet your dedicated diving instructor somadasa from the licensed diving school just a 5-minute drive from the hotel.
The conch: 20 meters: historically significant as one of the first oil tankers of the shell company which sank in 1903 as she struck the akarta rock. It is probably one of the best and easily accessible wreck dives in sri lanka. The conch is also quite a fun dive into many nooks and crannies within the wreck-filled with marine life.
At your own pace, choose either a morning or evening drive. During the day enjoy a leisurely guided walk through the cobbled stone pathways of the fort – a massive dutch fort, which also is a unesco world heritage site.
As all good things must come to an end, your chauffeur guide with comfortable take you back to the international airport for a safe return journey. Alternatively, you are welcome to continue your journey learning of sri lanka’s cultural heritage, endemic flora and fauna and much more.
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