Things to do

PASIKUDA BEACH

Pasikudah beach is located at the south-eastern edge of the bay. It has a sandy bottom at around 8 meters, having soft and hard coral growth and home to fish such as damselfish, cardinalfish, butterflyfish and a handful of snappers and sweetlips. Some of the other species found on the reef are sand perches, shrimp gobies, shells and some other fish too. It is said that this place is best for night diving.

KAYANKERNI REEF

Kayankerni Reef is a shallow coral reef, off Kayankerni, ideal for snorkelling and shallow diving. Branching corals, coral bommies and table corals provide an interesting seascape populated by colourful tropical reef species such as surgeonfish, angelfish, butterflyfish, wrasses, and damselfish.

BAR REEF (SNORKELLING AND DIVING)

The Bar Reef, Sri Lanka's largest reef, is a great place to snorkel and dive, spanning an impressive 3 nautical miles in length and 1 nautical mile in breadth. All underwater activities are conducted by well-trained UDI and PADI instructors giving you the confidence, safety and enjoyment. Diving and snorkelling is generally best during April – September when they are at their calmest.

PIGEON ISLAND

Located north of Trincomalee, it is a paradise of turquoise-coloured waters with coral life and abundant fish, making this beautiful island a beautiful underwater experience.

1942 SHIPWRECK

During the attack on Trincomalee and Colombo, the British carrier HMS Hermes and the Australian escort HMAS Vampire were attacked by Japanese dive bombers. The Captains on board of the ship at the time who lost their lives were Henry Walker and Leslie Fenton.