Coral Sanctuary, Hikkaduwa

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#6 of 9 in Nature in Galle District
Encounter the underwater world at Coral Sanctuary, and admire a reef rich in colorful coral formations. You can explore the water by boat, or snorkel and swim with turtles and vibrant fish. Because of the 2004 tsunami and poor management, some coral and fish in the area have died in recent years. However, the sanctuary still shows plenty of magnificent flowering coral formations, and you can see the turtles year-round. You can rent snorkeling equipment on site, but strong waves mean you should take extra care when swimming and snorkeling around the sharp formations. Put Coral Sanctuary on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Hikkaduwa online visit planner .
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  • A must try - the 30 minute ride in the Ocean, very close to the shoreline will yield fantastic views of different fish and if you are lucky a giant sea turtle or even a sting ray fish as we did !  more »
  • Tamara is one of the best place to stay in hikadua, srilanka. Staff is so loving and caring ,you feel it's like Ur own people, god bless them.i recommend this place to stay. And all over hikadua, peop...  more »
  • Yes the coral is mostly bleached and dead but there are signs of regeneration. The fish are varied and plentiful. I swam with a 5 ft green turtle, a truly amazing experience. The area needs protecting...  more »
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