Pigeon Island / Sri Lanka

Pigeon Island is located not far from the coast of Nilaveli. It is a national park, where pigeons are nesting. Above the water surface there is a rocky island with coral sand beaches and lots of boulders. The underwater world is rich in corals and variety of fish.

Location: North-eastern coast of Sri Lanka, not far from the coast of Nilaveli

What to see: Bannerfish, butterflyfish, flutefish, crocodile needlefish, pufferfish, reef sharks, large Carpilius macultus, devilfish etc.

Depth: 14-23m/46-75ft

Currents: 1knot

Visibility: 10-30m/32-98ft

Season for diving: The best time is from April to October. The average water temperature during these months is 25-30C/77-86F.

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