Snorkel in tropical waters overwhelmed with reef fish – Hikkaduwa [1-2 hours]
We offer you an exclusive snorkelling day tour designed to give you the best possible sub aqua experience. The package provides all essential equipment as well as trained and experienced UDI and PADI instructors. The best time for snorkelling is between 9 a.m. and 11a.m. when the sun is directly above and visibility is at its peak. In 1940, the islets of Hikkaduwa were declared sanctuaries and were limited to their land boundaries. In 1998, it was upgraded to the status of a nature reserve and later to a national park. The famous “coral gardens” of Hikkaduwa are a major attraction for tourists who want to dive in and get close to the stunning marine life while glass bottom boats are also available for those who prefer to stay dry.
You will meet: International Diving School [SID: 8]
|Availability – November to April|
|Transfer arrangements to be picked up and dropped off to any preferred destination could be provided on request, for an additional fee.|
|Meeting point – Hikkaduwa|
|Best possible times – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m|
|Not recommended for children under 6 years|
|Entrance fees to the Hikkaduwa National Park|
|Hire of snorkelling equipment|
|Any transportation up to the point|
|Any tips to the staf|
|Any extra equipment hired beyond what we provide|
Tour In Brief
Do get in touch with your sales consultant as soon as the booking is confirmed and you will be advised on the meeting point.
You will be met by the excursion leader at this point. After the safety briefing, you will be directed to the location which is best at that time of year and day.
Your instructor will be there for any orientation needed. If you are not comfortable to be on your own, please request for a life vest.
You will observe the various types of tropical reef fish during the two-hour snorkelling excursion.
Schools of colourful fish as well as various species of turtle and crustacean are found along these corals. This makes for a truly unique experience that has earned Hikkaduwa its reputation as a must-see location in Sri Lanka.