Water Sports to do in Sri Lanka

If you are all about splashing about in the water and riding the waves, Sri Lanka has much to offer! There are several beaches and even rivers in which you will find perfect for some adrenaline pumping water sports. If you are a beginner, there are trained professionals who are ready to help you have an enjoyable experience.

White Water Rafting

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The best place for this sport is Kithulgala in Sri Lanka. The Kalani River located 90 km from Colombo offers grade 3 rapids. Therefore, these waters are suitable for not only veterans but beginners as well! The best time to visit would be from April to November.

Scuba Diving

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The blue waters of Sri Lanka hold many types of beautiful marine creatures. Some of them being; rays, lionfish and nudibranch. A reef located off the coast of Mount Lavinia is one of the places that will leave you amazed! The period from October to May is the best time to scuba dive in the Southeast. If you’re a heading northeast, May to October is the period you ought to scuba dive there.


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Take one of those sandy beach trips to Hikkaduwa, Weligama or Kirinda for some of the best snorkelling experiences. Get a glimpse of life under the Indian Ocean! Visit the Bar Reef which is considered to be Sri Lanka’s biggest one yet. The best time to go snorkelling would be in March, April and May.

Lagoon canoeing

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With canals, lagoons, rivers, beaches and reservoirs, Unawatuna is the ideal location In Sri Lanka for all action water sports and activities like canoeing. The changing biodiversity only adds to the awesome experience here in the district of Galle. Make sure you are here during the period from November to May as this is the season for the best experience.

Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.


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