Sri Lanka - Wrecks, Reefs and Whales

Blue Whales in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka 2020 - Wrecks, Reefs and Whales

This years trip to Sri Lanka was a huge success. In a bit over a week we went diving on fabulous wrecks, snorkeled and scuba dived on pristine reefs and swam with Blue, Sperm and Pilot Whales. And all that literally on the last few days before the COVID-19 virus closed all wildlife activities in Sri Lanka.

Check out the trip video below

Wrecks of Colombo

For the first section of the trip we went scuba diving on the wrecks of Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. As a historic harbor it has seen a lot of boat tragedies over the last few centuries providing divers with a variety of wrecks dating all the way back to the early 1900s.

During the season the water is surprisingly clear and the wrecks are a magnet for massive schools of fish. Both for wrecks fans and reef enthusiasts there is a lot of excitement to be found on these dives.

The SS Perseus was sunk during the WW1 by a German raider.

The Lotus Barge is a smaller ship and is almost entirely engulfed by reef fish.