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Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean

Sri Lanka, previously known as Ceylon, in the  Indian Ocean offers an endless list of things to see and places to visit, with 1000 miles of palm-fringed coastline, safaris, cultural tours, history and warm climate. Sportif Dive Holidays offer twin centre holidays with short 3 day to 2 week plus extension tours, where you can experience the hightlights of Sri Lanka. Diving is available in Sri Lanka with the east coast wrecks a highlight. Wreck diving sites in in Sri Lanka include the Panadura Nilkete and Pecheur Breton and WWII wrecks - HMS Hermes and British Sargeant. Reef dive sites include Barracuda near Colombo.

Scuba Diving
We suggest adding a Sri lanka extension tour with your scuba diving holiday in the Maldives for specactular Indian Ocean diving. Made up of over a thousand coral islands sitting, either side of the equator, the Maldives offers a choice of resorts and liveaboards. From here you have the perfect base for your diving allowing you to access the channels and lagoons that are brimming with the huge variety of sea life and soft coral that make this a mecca for divers. Sportif Dive Holidays are Maldives diving holiday specialists, offering over 100 Maldives dive resorts and liveboard options.

Culture and Activities
Sri Lankan history, with over 2000 years of culture, its tea plantations, rainforests and eight Unesco World Heritage Sites make is a must visit destination. Highlights include ; Polonnaruwa, which was the medieval capital of Sri Lanka from the 11th to 13th century AD. Now the archaeological treasures, ancient structures, tombs, temples, statues and stupas can be explored, giving a good idea of how the city would have looked. Sigiriya is home to the 5th Century ‘Fortress in the Sky’, also known as ‘Lion Rock’ which, at its summit, are the foundations of what was once a great palace. Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, which is considered Sri Lanka’s most prized possession. Also recommended is the  Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Started in 1975, it is now is home to more than 40 elephants. Sportif Dive Holidays offer a range of tailor made tours, with a variety of durations. Contact us for details of specific itineraries and options available.

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Fact File

Diving Conditions

Boat Diving Wreck Diving






Best Time: December to March (West coast). April - October (East coast), 

Average Air temps: 22°C (winter) to 33°C (summer).

Average Water temps: 23°C (winter) to 32°C (summer).

Visibility: 5-30m

Top Dive Sites: East coast diving, whale and dolphin snorkelling trips.

Great Reasons to Dive in Sri Lanka

  • Cultural Tours and Extensions.
  • Twin centre with Maldives diving holiday.
  • Whale and dolphin watching.
  • East coast wrecks.
  • Extension beach holidays.
  • Safari Guided Tours - elephant sanctuary.


Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.

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