For guests who are interested in scuba diving or dolphin watching, we have our onsite PADI registered dive resort (S25762) called Taprobane Divers.
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We are located in Nilaveli, Trincomalee at Bliss Bay Resort, Ward 1, Adukkupadu, Veloor
Our dive centre operates from March to October. Accommodation is all year round.
Please send us details on number of guests and when you would like to visit, and we can quote for these two packages:
Package 1: 3 days diving (6 dives) and 4 nights Bed & Breakfast in chalet (nature area) or budget double room (with sea view)
Package 2: 3 days diving (6 dives) and 4 nights Bed & Breakfast in deluxe double room with a/c and balconies front & rear (sea view and of nature area)
Accommodation costs vary according to month of travel - but in booking a package with us - you can secure a good discount!
To book one of these packages, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The coasts of Sri Lanka offer some outstanding diving on coral reefs, walls, drop-offs and wrecks. In the surrounding waters of both in Negombo and Trincomalee, there are lots of different species of Coral.
A selection of our dive sites are shown below – our standard offering is two dives in the morning. You’ll need to bring proof of your current certification and your diving experience.
Remember if you haven't dived for a long time, you may need to do a short 'Refresher Course' which we can also arrange.
Our dive centre location means we have great access to both the dive sites in Nilaveli and those also off the historic city of Trincomalee, with many coral species, fish and other marine life – as well as ancient statues at Swami Rock from the temple that was destroyed in the 17th Century! A flavour of the dive sites we visit are given below.
Swami Rock- Excellent Scenic dive, just below Fort Frederick and the ancient temple, this is a special place of worship, spanning over hundreds of years. There are Moray Eels, Groupers, Sting Rays and many reef fish.
Max Depth – 18 - 23 M
Lovers Leap - Close to Swami Rock this dive site allows divers to explore rock formations with aquatic wildlife all around, from fish (large and small), from eels to squid and much more.
Depth – 18 M
Dutch Bay - This is another lovely dive site with corals, interesting rock formations with aquatic wildlife all around.
Depth – 12 to 18 M
Navy Island - This dive site allows divers to explore rock formations with aquatic wildlife all around, from different coral types to fish (large and small), from eels to squid and much more.
Depth – 10 to 12 M
Gorkana Point - This beautiful site is great for a second shallow dive of the day or for Discovery Scuba with lots of coral, reef fish and aquatic wildlife all around.
Depth – 8 to 10 M
Butterfly Rock - Another dive site with plenty of fish and other marine life including fish, eels, squid and more!
Depth – 12 M
Eel Rock - If you want to see eels of different kinds, this is the place to be. It’s also a great spot for Nudi branches and box fish.
Depth – 12 to 18 M
Seedaramparu - This is an excellent dive site full of coral. Drift over marine life and the huge array of reef fish
Rock Depth – 18 M
Lodge Cali - This is home to a lot of soft coral and plenty of fish - beautiful!
Depth – 16 M
Veloor Rock - This dive site has a lovely range or coral to see and plenty of marine life too!.
Parrot Rock - As suggested by the name, there are plenty of parrot fish at this site! Alongside eels and other aquatic wildlife all around.
Depth – 12 M
White Rock - Near to Pigeon island, this dive site has plenty of coral of different types and wide range of reef fish.
Depth – 10 M