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Underwater Wonderland

Sri Lanka's spectacular scenic beauty does not end at its shore-line. Beneath in the sea lies a fascinating sub-marine wonderland of gorgeously colourful coral, jewel-hued tropical fish and sub-merged shipwrecks.

Its tropical location just above the equator ensures a perennially warm water at an inviting 27*c, 80*F.

A wide coral shelf surrounds the coast at intervals providing excellent sites for snorkeling to admire some one hundred and thirty eight recorded species of coral. Some of the best spots for exploration are Ambalangoda, Hikkaduwa, Gintota, Galle, Unawatuna, Waligama, Kudawella, Mahawella, Dickwella, and Tangalle. Amongst these beautiful coral reefs live exotic tropical fish such as the Emperor Angel, the Moorish Idol, Lion, Unicorn, Parrot, and Clown to mention but a few.

If it is Game Fish you are after, then there is plenty of Marlin, Barracuda, Yellow fin or Grouper to be found in the Ocean off Sri Lanka - as well as sightings of Dolphins and Whales.

The reefs and seabed also offer exciting attractions for skilled divers and underwater archaeologists or photographer with submerged ship wrecks including the aircraft carrier HMS Hermes sunk in 1942.

The professional at Abans offer an array of diving holiday packages and underwater safaris.