Snorkeling in Unawatuna

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Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
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30 people


English, Francais

About this activity

Snorkeling in Unawatuna, Sri Lanka is an unforgettable experience that offers the opportunity to explore the vibrant underwater world of the Indian Ocean. Located on the southern coast of the island, Unawatuna is a popular beach destination known for its crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, and coral reefs teeming with marine life.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced snorkeler, there is something for everyone in Unawatuna. The shallow waters around the coral reefs make it an ideal location for snorkeling, with visibility often reaching up to 30 meters. From colorful fish and coral to sea turtles and dolphins, there is an abundance of marine life to discover.

There are several snorkeling spots to choose from in Unawatuna, each offering its own unique features and attractions. One popular spot is the coral reef located just a few meters offshore, which is home to a wide variety of colorful fish and coral. Here, you can see species such as parrotfish, clownfish, and wrasse swimming among the vibrant coral formations.

Another popular snorkeling spot is the shipwreck located just off the coast. This old ship was intentionally sunk to create an artificial reef, and it has since become a haven for marine life. You can see schools of fish swimming through the rusting metal structures, as well as colorful coral and anemones.

In addition to the coral reefs and shipwrecks, Unawatuna is also home to several seagrass beds, which are home to a variety of marine life, including seahorses and octopuses. These seagrass beds are also an important habitat for the endangered dugong, a marine mammal that is closely related to the manatee.

To make the most of your snorkeling experience in Unawatuna, it’s important to choose the right equipment. A good snorkel mask should have a clear view and a comfortable fit, and it’s a good idea to opt for a full-face mask for an even better view of the underwater world. Snorkels with a dry top are also a good choice, as they will prevent water from entering the snorkel if you happen to submerge. Fins are also essential for a comfortable and enjoyable snorkeling experience, as they will help you move through the water with ease.

It’s also important to practice good snorkeling etiquette to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience, and to protect the marine environment. Always remember to stay within the designated snorkeling areas, and avoid touching or disturbing the coral and marine life. It’s also a good idea to use a reef-safe sunscreen to protect your skin and the coral reefs.

If you’re new to snorkeling, We offer guided snorkeling tours. These tours will provide you with all the necessary equipment and a trained guide who can show you the best spots and point out the most interesting marine life.

Overall, snorkeling in Unawatuna, Sri Lanka is an unforgettable experience that offers the opportunity to discover the beautiful and diverse marine life of the Indian Ocean. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced snorkeler, there is something for everyone in this stunning beach destination. So grab your mask, fins, and snorkel, and dive into the crystal clear waters of Unawatuna for an adventure you’ll never forget.


  • Experience the vibrant underwater world of the Indian Ocean in Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
  • Explore the coral reefs and see a variety of colorful fish and coral
  • Visit the shipwreck and see schools of fish swimming through the rusting metal structures
  • Discover seagrass beds home to seahorses and octopuses, as well as the endangered Other Marine Life.


  • Specialized bilingual guide
  • Private Transport To the Snorkeling Location
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Snorkeling Specialist to Training You (If you purchase with training session )
  • Safety equipment and Instructions
  • Water, Soft Drinks, and chocolate
  • Additional Services
  • Insurance
  • Drinks (Liquor)


0 – 3 hours



Frequently asked questions

No. If you are a beginner and need training for snorkeling you will have to upgrade your package with an extra 5 USD/ Per Person.

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Unawatuna, Sri Lanka


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