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“Nice enough”
Review of Coral Sanctuary

Coral Sanctuary
Ranked #8 of 33 things to do in Hikkaduwa
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Oslo, Norway
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Nice enough”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

You can see fish just by standing on the beach. Not like the Maldives etc, but quite nice fish & corals.

Visited November 2013
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Staines
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Quite fun, but nothing special”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

Think this trip was probably better some years back. Extremely popular with the locals who stream into this area to visit the reef and swim in the area protected by it. However the glass bottomed boats are all something and nothing really. Make sure you book directly at the Wildlife Centre as this is government run and you pay the correct price.( Tourists pay 6 times more than locals!) Boat owners all try to sell you their own deals but they all have to buy tickets themselves and then pocket the difference. We paid about £10 for 4 of us. However we saw more snorkelling ourselves as the sea is quite choppy and the boats cannot go over a lot of the area if the tide is low.

Visited August 2013
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Bangalore, India
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not much to see frankly!!!”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

The only awesome thing about this place is the sea turtles. You get to see huge turtles and can swim, touch and carefully feed them (cos they bite). The marine life otherwise is not too exciting.

Visited February 2013
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Use to be good”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

Before the tsunami this place was like coral heaven, you get corrals from every color and design , so was the fish that around them ,can never get enough of it , buy now only few of them left and it’s not that exciting as earlier

Visited July 2013
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Galle
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“wonder world”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

visit magnificent coral reef is an unforgettable experience.
Visitors who wish to get closer to the coral can do so, or there are boats with glass bottoms to get closer and view corals.

Visited July 2012
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