Best Kalpitiya Snorkeling

The 7th most popular snorkel dive spot in Sri Lanka.


  September 5, 2018

North of Negombon on the west coast of Sri Lanka, the snorkeling at Kalpitiya is best known for the offshore Bar Reef which has very high visibility. The Bar Reef is the largest reef off Sri Lanka at 3 miles long by 1 mile wide with many parts being very shallow. It is about a one hour small boat ride out to the reef from Turtle Point Lodge. While snorkeling Bar Reef, you may encounter reef sharks, sea turtles and a vast variety of reef fish. To avoid monsoon season, the best time of year for Kalpitiya snorkeling is December to April.

To reach the snorkeling in Sri Lanka by air, fly into Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), which is also known as Colombo International Airport or Katunayake International Airport. It is located in the middle of the western coast.

Overall, Kalpitiya is the 7th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 8 snorkeling dives in Sri Lanka.

Local Contacts:  Sri Lanka Tourism +94 112426900

Best Season:  Nov. - Apr.

Base Camp:  Turtle Point Lodge

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  8.382951, 79.733216

Date Published:  2/5/2012

Date Updated:  9/5/2018

ID:  24893

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