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Address: Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 0094776476362

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Excellent place to explore the local coral and see troical fish.

Plenty of boats available to take you and guide you to the best places - good prices with knowledgeable people. Good access from Hikkaduwa centre. Suitable for all ages.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2016
David P
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a boat for Rs. 3600/- but it wasn't a pleasant ride as the sea was rough. Could not see corals. Not the best time to see the corals. Best time when the sea is calm i.e. from Nov to May.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Plenty of boats available to take you and guide you to the best places - good prices with knowledgeable people. Good access from Hikkaduwa centre. Suitable for all ages.

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Lucknow, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

The Coral Sanctuary at Hikkaduwa is really beautiful. You can take trip on those glass bottomed boats or snorkel. There are many PADI-certified Scuba Diving schools on the beach too.

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Negombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

There are several boats service provide close to the beach that help to see the corals and beautiful fishes.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

A lot of the coral is dead or damaged from the tsunami but I feel as though efforts aren't being made to protect it. Tourists who don't seem to care are what put a dampener on this experience. They were walking along coral, either unaware or not bothered that they were ruining it. The turtles are lovely and I swam... More 

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Bettystown, Ireland
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

I had read lot of different reviews about this place and I was excited about the thought to feeding and possibly swimming with turtles. This is something I'm really glad I had the chance to do. We fed the turtles, they came really close to you to get the food. We had rented snorkelling masks and had intended to snorkel... More 

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Puerto de Mazarron, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

The reef comes right up to the shore. best attempted at low tide and the waves can (did) knock you onto the coral and you can get cuts (i had 4 cuts on leg, chest, hip and knee). Well worth the effort. We saw large parrot fish, octopus in the open. 2 foot sharks, cow fish, angel fish, grouper, jacks... More 

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Thank Jon T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

This is an amazing reef to experience turtles. It is true that many corals are dead but that is a problem worldwide. You can still experience lots of fish, and turtles just off the beach which is great for children and beginners learning to snorkel and scuba dive,

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

We have snorkelled in quite a few places in Asia, and this was a great place,just off the beach. In the mornings the water was clear, and my husband was privileged enough to swim alongside some turtles! However,the ecology of the area is going to be compromised,if those who oversee the coral garden continue to allow flat bottomed boats to... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

A lovely way to spend your time when the tide is low, you can see lots of fish and plenty crabs. In the early morning and early evening turtles come into the shore to be hand fed with seaweed, this was a lovely experience.

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