Scuba Diving in Passikudah – A paradise for scuba divers

Being under the mighty waves, in a place where the only thing that you can see and hear is nature, will definitely be an amazing experience. How about scuba diving in Passikudah?

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A whole new world!

When talking about the beautiful eastern coast of Sri Lanka one cannot forget Passikudah which a splendid destination for all dive enthusiasts. Being a paradise for a long lazy splash and crystal-clear deep waters, it has become a diving hotspot among many tourists. The underwater world in Passikudah has no shortage of natural wonders to excite you!

When to go?

Even though Passikudah is an all year destination for scuba diving, the best time to visit here would be in the months of May and June when the visibility of the sea is excellent to spot many underwater marine creatures. However, it’s better to avoid planning your dive excursion in July and August because there will be a strong wind.

Accommodation

If you are on holiday, a good way to indulge in an exhilarating scuba diving experience would be to first make a booking at any of the beachfront hotels in Passikudah. One such option that you will come across would be Amethyst Resort, Passikudah which offers some of the most stunning dive sites in the island.

Wreck Diving

The priceless underwater world in Passikudah is an excellent base for wreck diving. The British Sergeant shipwreck is a popular highlight among those who do scuba diving in Passikudah. It was a British Armed Merchant Navy ship that served during the Second World War.

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Scuba Diving to explore the World beneath the Water – explore the world beneath

Galle and Hikkaduwa is known as one of the best places in the Southwest coast in Sri Lanka and the World for Scuba Diving with its impressive coral reefs and a wide variety of tropical fish. The Coral Reef is known worldwide for its sophisticated, beautiful and unique coral reef beds. There are also many water caves, which are created by the boulders of the sea bed, and includes beautiful coral reef which are often like flowers in a garden, creating a tropical paradise for colorful fish and turtles and many more unique sea creatures. These coastline is the best because of many shipwrecks and reef dives. Galle Heritage Villa by Jetwing is a luxurious Boutique Hotel, which was once a family home in the Dutch Period. The Galle Heritage Villa is surrounded by lush greenery and walled courtyards, offering guests with wide spaces to relax and unwind in seclusion.

Galle also provide breathtaking snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities. In the west of Sri Lanka. Tourists can head to ‘Bar Reef’ , which is known to be Sri Lanka’s largest reef, easily accessible from the Puttalam district town of, spanning an impressive 3 nautical miles in length and 1 nautical mile in breadth.Due to the monsoon seasons, west coast diving and snorkeling is generally best from November to April whilst the east coast waters are at their calmest April – September.There is a very reputed and long-running diving school located in the town itself, PADI diving instructors are available throughout the season for training and certification as well as leading more experienced divers in some of the country’s best ship wreck and reef dives.

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Scuba Diving in Thailand: Enjoy the Mysteries of the Ocean

Thailand has proven to be a popular holiday destination in Asia as tourists eagerly flock to the country enticed by its vast shopping prospects, amazing sightseeing and of course, the idyllic delights of islands such as Phuket. One of the greatest attractions of such islands, one that appear to become more and more popular every year, is scuba diving for the underwater visibility is tantalisingly high around most dive sites in Thailand. As a result, scuba divers are treated to picturesque sightings of corals, an abundance of sea life and even underwater shipwrecks.

While over two hundred thousand tourists visiting Thailand opt to dive, scuba diving is progressing rapidly towards becoming a multi-million dollar industry. With more tourists visiting the country annually, the Thai administration has taken steps to improve facilities and open up better diving sites as well. One of the best locations in and around Thailand for this activity include the well known island of Phuket whose abundance of healthy coral fosters a hospitable environment for a thriving underwater world. For those visiting Phuket, Racha Yai, Ter Bay, Racha Noi and Koh Doc Mai are iconic locations for divers but tourists should take care to inquire prior to doing so in order to avoid strong currents.

The Koh Phi Phi Island is another location which is home to several dive sites. Found between Phuket and Krabi, this island’s natural beauty above sea level is deeply complemented by its splendour beneath its shores. Diving sites along the beaches of Ao Nang and Railay as well as Chalong Bay are ideal for those staying at Krabi resorts and these sites are conducive for scuba divers as well as those who wish to go snorkelling. Furthermore, scuba divers will also find the King Cruiser wreck an exciting underwater excursion for it is known for the sea anemones that attract schools of fish making it a wonderfully colourful site.

Hence, it is abundantly clear that it does not matter which Trang resort you may opt to stay at for, in terms of diving, for the Thai coastal belt is dotted with amazing dive sites. However, if you wish to experience true luxury as well as amazing diving experiences on your visit to Siam, ensure that you check in at Anantara Si Kao Thailand and allow its lavish comfort to soothe your soul.

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Scuba Diving in Phuket – Dive into the wonders below

Year after year Phuket sees a larger number of travellers head over to this beautiful island nestled in the Andaman for many reasons than one. However scuba diving takes centre stage here with many of Thailand’s diving attractions being accessible from here. The Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Burma and Hin Daeng are some of the famous diving locations close to Phuket.

Scuba diving in Phuket is more of an adventure rather than an exciting water sport. With beautiful marine life not far from the surface of the waters and exotic coral pinnacles that form coral fringed islands it is a an adventure that most dive into head on! King Cruiser wreck is a car ferry that sank here in the past which forms another exciting diving site. There is also the option of diving with manta rays and come face to face with dolphins and occasional whales at the Racha Noi South Point.

Shark point and Koh Phi Phi are both excellent for underwater photography, where divers can photograph cuttlefish and leopard sharks to their hearts content. The Anemone Reef is a gorgeous pinnacle covered entirely in Anemones. Clownfish and turtles are seen in abundance here. Phi Phi Islands are accessible on day trips from Phuket. Here divers can feast on the sights of schooling reef fish such as fusiliers, pipefish and squid. The best conditions for diving in Phuket exist from November through to April, although most diving sites are accessible all year round. During the months of May to October the visibility is reduced by around 30% owing to the monsoon winds. The water temperature remains around 27- 30, perfect for a good deep soak in these turquoise blue waters.

If you are on the lookout for places to reside in while you explore these beautiful waters of Thailand, there are several amazing retreats in Thailand to choose from. A sports club Phuket that has made waves in the hospitality industry here as of late is the Thanyapura. This resort offers a relaxing stay to its guests in a tropical setting although located a little distance away from the beach.

 

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Experience Scuba Diving in Bali

Located in paradise, Regent Bali is one of the best Bali luxury resort to spend a peaceful and relaxed vacation. This 5 Star Hotel Bali offers modern accommodation facilities and delicious meals to pamper you throughout the vacation.

Eater sports are a major source of entertainment in Bali. Scuba diving is one of these sports which attract both experienced and inexperienced divers. The depths of the Balinese sea are amazingly beautiful and have vibrant colours. The number of marine life in it is diverse. The soft and hard corals of Bali are unique compared with other reefs i the world. Tulamben, Padang Bai and Nusa Lembongan and Penida Island are some of the top places where you can go to enjoy the beauty of the world underneath the water.

Umanga Kahandawaarachchi is a passionate travel writer who writes under the pen name, Maggie Tulliver. Her field of writing covers a wide array of content and articles related to travel and hospitality industry.

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