Pigeon Island National Park, Nilaveli

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Pigeon Island National Park features white sands, coral reefs, and plenty of rocky outcroppings. Pay a visit to the protected area, one of only two marine parks in the country, and explore its myriad selection of vibrant ecosystems. Bring your snorkeling or diving gear for a chance to observe some of the nation's finest coral reefs, bursting with underwater life. Alternatively, wander the shoreline or kick back on the sand and enjoy the view of the Indian Ocean stretching out as far as the eye can see. Make Pigeon Island National Park a part of your Nilaveli vacation plans using our Nilaveli trip itinerary maker app .
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  • Were at the beginning of may with my husband. Saw a lot of fish, purple starfish, turtle and Shark Reef whitetip five foot two! She swam just a few metres away from me-I haven't seen anywhere before that and literally something exalted delight in tube)) in the midst of corals do not have very much fallen, on fenced plot left of prichalivajushhih boats they grow, hope, beauty will recover. However, I have heard girls talk-divers, they were satisfied with what they saw. And our friend who often lives in Israel, has decided that it is unlikely that surprise, and did not go with us. In the Red Sea I sailed quite a bit, but even this allows you to compare, so minus one star, and also for the fact that at some point gathered in water bunch, trying to discern the shark, and the husband of almost pulled on corals. Corals grow in some places close enough to the surface, in the case of intense emotion or if unsuccessful would take a wave, you can scratch the legs or abdomen. Guided tour through the local beach branch from Uppuveli-3500 rupees per person, includes travel by boat (capacity 6-7), entrance fee to the Park, rent masks and fins, water and Yes looks)) If no group, bargain, we were offered prices and, 12000 rupees for the boat, and 14000 and 18000, and Yes ...
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  • Pigion Island is understandably a popular spot, both for locals and tourists. It's a small island, situated approximately 20 minutes with motor boat from Nilaveli (more from Trincomale). It's a nice s...  more »
  • Indeed, worth to visit this island despite it is quite busy. We did see a lot of beautiful fishes and a turtle.  more »
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  • An excellent place to observe underwater corals and their associated aquatic animals. It is accessible only by boat, but the best times to go there is early in the morning, as more fish can be seen. They even offer glass bottomed boat tours and provide diving gear, except that the gear is not sterilized before. But it's a great place.👌
  • Lovely place to visit and spend some hours or a full day. Recommend to gear up with food and water. Beach is lovely island runs by navy. Need to buy tickets and hire a boat which i think the rates are reasonable.
  • It was great. The place was just amazing and the corals were so beautiful. Please DO NOT take the corals because it means so much to SL. Please do not. People need to go there to see the beauty of it. Enjoyed very well. DO NOT go if the sea is rough but if you don't have any other choice, then you go!
  • We enjoyed the trip with family including our 4 year old daughter. The beach on both sides is relaxing with mild waves and easy access to sea. You can see shallow coral on south-west and occasional shark and turtle. I did scuba diving too but the visibility was not so good.
  • Extremely Beautiful small remote island to be accessed from Nilaveli beach. You must take tickets and permission from Wildlife Office on shore. Must take a boat ride of 10minutes to the Island. Costs around Rs.1500. They will come back to pick you up once you want to leave the island as you give a call. Beautiful beach with Brilliant diving spot on the middle of the island. Crystal clear shallow waters full of colorful fish. You can spend hours diving here. Suitable for all ages as full time life guards are on the watch.
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