Discover the Best Dive Sites in Trincomalee

Diving in Trincomalee

Why Dive in Trincomalee?

Trincomalee is celebrated for its rich marine biodiversity and the variety of dive sites available. Here, divers can encounter everything from colorful coral gardens and shoals of tropical fish to majestic blacktip reef sharks and graceful turtles. The warm, clear waters and generally excellent visibility make Trincomalee an ideal diving destination. Whether you’re exploring the famous Pigeon Island or diving at lesser-known spots like Bubble Rock and Coral Garden, Trincomalee offers an underwater experience like no other.

Highlights of Diving in Trincomalee

Trincomalee’s dive sites are renowned for their unique features and the array of marine life they support. Each site offers something special, from the depth and beauty of Knife Rock to the historical intrigue of the Irakkandy wreck. With easy access to most sites and the opportunity to dive in small, personalized groups, you’re guaranteed a safe and enjoyable experience. 

Dive Sites

The flora and fauna consist of Blacktip Reef sharks, Turtles, Moray eels, and soft and hard corals. The depth surrounding in this island varies from 2m to 11m and it is situated just directly 2km away from the dive centre.

Only a 10-minute ride to the dive site. There are various species of fish are surrounded by the rock. Your time spending in the vicinity is really worth. Scorpionfish and Lionfish are highlights here. Maximum depth of the site is 14 meters.

Its just 15 minutes away from the beach by the boat. Sting ray Lionfish and octopus are the fabulous fish occupied at this dive site and various kinds of rare fish can also be witnessed. You can enjoy this dive site up to 13 meters maximum.

The flora and fauna of the dive site consist of beautiful soft Corals and different kinds of fish such as Lionfish, Barracuda, Lobster,

Trumpet fish, Turtles, Pufferfish etc. This is a pretty shallow dive site but could be enjoyed by both beginners and advanced divers. The maximum depth of this dive site is 10 meters and can be reached within 15 min by the boat.

Divers can witness Turtles, Sting Rays, Triggerfish, Lionfish, Stonefish, Cuttlefish and ample beautiful soft corals are also spread. 18 meters is the maximum depth of the dive site and could be approached within 10 minutes.

Species of Barracuda, Pufferfish, Sting Ray, Triggerfish, Lionfish, and Stone fish are the behavioural fish in this dive site among the other popular kinds of fish. This dive site could be reached within 20 minutes and the maximum depth is 13 meters.

It’s an 18th-century steamer ship sunken at a depth of 6-11 meters. Also a very good dive site for Nudi branches, Mollusks and soft corals, schools of Barracuda, Angle fish, and Parrot fish are the well-known species of fish available to see here. And could be reached within 15 minutes.

This site is covered with beautiful coloured corals by nature, which are fantastically shaped. Full of marine life, big fish such as barracuda, moray eel, rays etc. Underneath the water, the corals of various colours can be seen in their splendour.




From Pigeon Island to the Irakkandy Wreck, experience vibrant marine life and stunning coral reefs. Perfect for divers of all levels.


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