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Sri Lanka December 2012

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Sri Lanka December 2012

Hello,

I am heading to Sri Lanka on the 26th dec and I am in the process of putting together my internally for the trip.

Can anyone recommend places/ beaches or accommodation that they particularly enjoyed? I would like to do some diving while I am there are there any dive companies that operate on the southwest coast?

Thanks :)

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1. Re: Sri Lanka December 2012

Hi Hanna,

See www.divesrilanka.com for quite a decent overview about the latter. Near Bentota only off-coast (boat transfer), more to the south directly from the coast. It's the exact planned start of the diving season there, so don't count on the needed perfect visibility due to a calmed-down season being exactly there. Last few years have seen challenging sea weather late Dec-January during some days, quite unseasonal.

We prefer a bit smaller resort towns, though that means we have to book halfboard. E.g. Kosgoda and Dickwella. But we also like some places at Unuwatuna, Bentota and Tangalle which are a bit bigger beach resort zones.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Sri Lanka December 2012

Hikkaduwa is still the main diving area on the west coast.

Hans

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5. Re: Sri Lanka December 2012

West coast is the best beaches for diving in December. Don't go to east coast not suitable for diving rough sea. Hikkaduwa is a good beach resort. But you need to have confirmed accommodation when you touch the island. because November (through April) starts the peak holiday season and all the hotels are overbooked. See more information on diving urlaub-sr-lanka.info/index.php/diving-sri-la…

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6. Re: Sri Lanka December 2012

Hmmmmmm...

"All hotels overbooked from November through April" ??, that's wishful thinking !, only at certain times like Christmas/New Years and Sri Lankan New Year in April is this likely to happen and reservations really required !

Regards

Dave

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