With its pristine beaches and crystal blue waters, Sri Lanka is a haven for snorkelling. As a tropical island, there are a number of spots where one can engage in this water sport.
Snorkelling at the Rock Islands is one of the best things to do in Unawatuna. That is because the pristine waters truly allow the vibrancy of the marine life to shine through. There are also around eight shipwrecks that one can explore during their trip. One such shipwreck that one cannot miss is the British Steamer Ragoon which still contains its masts.
Hikkaduwa may be infamous for its coral gardens. However, there are breathtaking spots to observe coral reefs in Unawatuna itself. One such spot would be the Jungle Bay which contains a shallow point of entry.
While there are dozens of shipwrecks located across the island, they are of varying sizes. For amateurs, there is a small shipwreck at the Unawatuna Bay that can be easier to explore.
Mirissa, a coastal paradise in southern Sri Lanka, offers an ideal snorkelling experience with its clear waters and diverse marine life. Even those who are staying at properties such as Araliya Beach Resort & Spa could easily drive down to Mirissa, which is not far from Unawatuna.