Diving in Batticaloa
The East Sri Lankan Coast is regarded as one of Asia’s top diving spot and offers incredible experiences for all skill levels. As the island basically is seated on a vast sandbank that drops almost 3000m into deep-sea you’ll mostly find sandy surface or rock ends. The island has been a trade hub for centuries, and the eastern cost was used as an important international trade route to transport spice and tea among Europe and East Asia. Due to this over the centuries the ocean has claimed many small to large ships. The Wrecks of British aircraft carrier (HMS Hermes) which was sunk off Batticaloa during the World War II is a prominent attraction and a hot preferred by divers visiting Batticaloa. It’s certainly one of the utmost captivating shipwrecks found in Sri Lanka’s Eastern Sea. The ship had an illustrious career in the Far East which finally ended in April 1942 when it was attacked by airplane from the Japanese Carrier Fleet containing Soryu, Hiryu, Akagi, of Pearl Harbor renown. There are also other identified diving spots around Trincomalee and Ampara which will give you a present marine adventure experience.