Travel Time: 15 minutes
Depth: 12-18 meters
Moray Point is situated in Mirissa, this rocky reef is home to some hawksbill sea turtles, oriental sweetlips, titan triggerfish, different kinds of moray eels ( as the name suggests!) and even surprise visits from whale sharks.
There are few other dive sites scattered around this main dive site if you want to explore more. Moray Point dive site has good underwater visibility, around 10-15 meters on most of the days.
Travel Time: 15 minutes
Depth: 18-22 meters
Blessed with a couple of big rock boulders, this site can be a good place to dive to see huge schools of fish swimming around. If you are lucky, you might come across a curious octopus or a cuttlefish.
Some scattered small table corals can be found in this area. And this place has many hiding grounds for a variety of reef fish.
Travel Time: 10-12 minutes
Depth: 15-22 meters
The name comes from a very elusive octopus friend we sometimes see in this reef. This site is a remnant of an old coral reef and some structures can be still seen today.
A major part of the site has a sandy bottom, and this site is better for macro photography as there is a lot of nudibranchs and small critters can be observed here.
Travel Time: 25-30 minutes
Depth: 18-24 meters
This is an impressive rocky reef with few rock formations and pinnacles rise up to 5m below the water. There are a couple of caves and swim-throughs which you can explore.
Overall visibility can be average on most of the days, but it doesn’t take away the fun at all. You can see schools of snappers and surgeons, lionfishes gliding on the bottom and even stone fishes around the ledges.
Travel Time: 45 minutes
Depth: 20-23 meters
“Wombat” was a Singaporean barge, carrying mining equipment and was under tow when it sank in 1975 under heavy rain. It lies off the coast in Nilwella. This barge is home to some large groupers, schools of snappers, and Fusiliers.
You can pair this with another wreck dive and a brief snorkeling session at the underwater museum in Tangalle.
Going to this wreck costs extra 15 USD as a fuel surcharge due to the distance.
Travel Time: 5-10 minutes
Depth: 23-25 meters
This limestone reef is found by our recent exploration dives. Located very close to the dive center, this reef is a safe heaven for many juvenile fish. And the landscape consists of rocky and limestone reefs, different colors of moss and algae as well as some coral patches and white sand giving an amazing color palette to this dive site.
Divers can see large Groupers, a plenty of juvenile fish, Nudibranchs and sometimes the elusive octopus who call this place home. Weather conditions usually affect this dive site so please consult the dive center for availability.