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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. Use our Nilaveli vacation planner to arrange your visit to Pigeon Island National Park and other attractions in Nilaveli.
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  • Here you go snorkeling. We "got" a snorkeling guide with the boat trip. It may not be needed but WOW ... Snorkel with several black tips was cool. I have dived amongst sharks but then they for the most part remained stationary in a few wrecks. Here for the approximately on the reef. We also received a snorkel along with a sea turtle in 30 minutes.
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  • Pigeon Island Park is definitely charming, it is not uncommon to encounter while snorkeling sharks and turtles. In my opinion you just have to have some luck in not to run into hordes of tourists that will inevitably make the atmosphere less paradisiacal
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  • Pigeon island is situated near Nilavely beach and could get boats from Nilavely area. Boats could arrange for group with life jackets. We could reach the pigeon island within 15 to 20 minutes by speed...  more »
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  • Pigeon Island National Park is one of the two marine national parks of Sri Lanka. The national park is situated around 1 km off the coast of Nilaveli, a coastal town in Trincomalee, Eastern Province. This island is amazing for snorkeling around. We saw a good variety of fishes around the island including some black tip sharks and turtles. It was absolutely beautiful experience to swim with the shark and watch colorful fish. Snorkeling at Pigeon Island was a fun-filled and amazing experience. I could have spent a lot longer than three hours swimming around and viewing the amazing fish and coral in their natural habitat. I would advise for people to spend a whole...
  • SO MUCH FUN! You can dive in the sea with o2 tanks. You can even find friendly dolphins diving around. You can see lots of good things especially if you go there in the morning!
  • Heaven on the earth... Must see if you go to Sri Lanka. In one word to describe "heaven "
  • The most exciting trip I have ever been on. The island and the beach were magical. The best place to do snorkeling. The reef and the schools of fish you see there is unbelievable. They charge 750LKR for the pass to visit the island (For a group of people) A boat can be taken for 2000LKR to the island and return. Snorkeling gear is available with the boat guys and will cost 300LKR.
  • It is a small Island not far away from the Main Land. It's famous for snorkeling. You Don't need to be swimmer to snorkeling their. Also you can rent the equipment necessary on the Island.