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Scuba diving in Negombo

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Scuba diving in Negombo

Hi - Does anyone know if you can go scuba diving in Negombo. I'm staying at the Club Dolphin hotel this August and wondered whether there was any scuba diving close by.

Thanks

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1. Re: Scuba diving in Negombo

Hi there,

Might be but then off-season. Some time ago researched this field and found that in-season (Dec-April) there are quite a few different diving stations, almost on every site with coral reefs. (Negombo not really has a reef near, all are south of Colombo). But the only station operating year-round is at Beruwela, 3 hours at least from Negombo; it operates morning dives at a reef area deeper in the sea year-round. Afternoons even that place gets too risky for the strong currents caused by west monsoon.

Sorry,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

Essex
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2. Re: Scuba diving in Negombo

ErikdR

Thanks for the info.

Colombo
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3. Re: Scuba diving in Negombo

Hi,

Not sure how far it is possible in Negombo.Normally southern coast is famous for scuba diving.

Nishantha

Zurich, Switzerland
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4. Re: Scuba diving in Negombo

Give my good friend Hector Ekanayake a ring: Underwater Safaris – 25C, Barnes Place, Colombo 7. Tel: 269 4012.Email: scuba@eureka.lk. He will organize or know of a dive off Negombo or Colombo.

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