This dive site has various possibilities and lends itself to several different dives as it divides into two sections: Travelling North East, you will see various eagle rays, electric rays, marble rays, napoleon wrasse, grouper and an abundance of tropical fish including hard and soft corals. At the top of the rock which is 17.5mtrs is a sandy bottom at 23 meters, with deep crevasses made of sandstone, it makes this an interesting and varied dive.
This reef area is interesting and beautiful and it’s just 20 minutes away by boat from our resort. There is a range of depths from 6 to 12m+, which makes it a great place for running courses or just exploring. There are lots of different corals, fishes and rays and being shallow you can enjoy a long and interesting dive.
Bulldog Reef is a really fun dive, especially for those into the small, intriguing and colourful. At about 15 to 18 meters it’s a rather flat landscape with outcrops of beautiful corals and dense fish life.
As the name dictates, this site is generally full of Paraw (Jacks and Trevally). The sandstone rock creates an interesting layout with the largest rock seeming almost sculpture like. There are many other fish in this area like napoleon wrasse and grouper and anemone.
This is an interesting dive with patches of rock and coral, a good place for a beginner diver or macro photographer. Here you find a wide range of small fish and eels. Large schools of fish tend to pass through and if you’re lucky you will see the resident octopus and moray eel.
Witnessing the best snorkelling in Sri Lanka with Makara Resorts, just twenty minutes by boat is a worthwhile experience if you do not want to endure the long journey to the Bar Reef. The talavila reef offers a variety of corals, fish and if you are lucky rays too.