East of Galle on the south coast of Sri Lanka, the snorkeling at Kirinda Beach is best known for the offshore Great Basses Reef and the Little Basses Reef. The Kirinda Beach snorkeling is located about 10km south of Tissa. The reefs are situated southeast offshore of Kirinda. To avoid monsoon season, the best time of year for Kirinda snorkeling is November 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, Kirinda is the 7th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 8 snorkeling dives in Sri Lanka.