Galle is highly significant historical harbour in Asia and specially 14th C.–18th C. highly traffic port in Sri Lanka. hence many ships visited to Galle port as results pirates, trading fought happened around the Galle and Unawatuna coast. There are many wrecks because of piracy many cargoes Shipps hidden under the water with its treasure. Galle–Unawatuna is the best diving site in Southern coast and there various diving sites in Galle–Unawatuna from 6 meters–32 meters diving sites available.
Galle diving tour is a wonderful experience exploring about the hidden beauty of the bottom of the ocean. Galle Diving tours based on exploring wreck hidden treasure, beauty and experience the adventurous diving in Galle.
Galle Diving tours starts on Unawatuna beach and with well experiences diving masters.
There is nothing like the sense of awe when a shipwreck rises out of the water in front of you; the thrill of discovering a jewel like nudibranch on an otherwise bare rock or adrenaline rush of hunting tuna flashing past you… to see what few are privileged to see and to discover more of the underwater world and its wonders.
Goda Gala (Lord Nelson Wreck) (8 – 15 meters dive)
This is modern ship sunk in the year of 2000. It was carrying a cargo of cement. Penetration is possible in most of the wreck and lots of reef fishes. Even this is one of great and fun diving place near Unawatuna. There are many fishes and fauna and flora in this ship now she is resting in deep Indian Ocean. This diving spot located very near to Pearl divers and within a short time you can reach there. You will see Mantas in a tremendous amount and the visibility is perfect. You will never forget about this beautiful dive site.
Rangoon wreck (30–35 meters)
Galle harbor one of the historical harbor in Sri Lanka and it was one of major trade city since many centuries. Since ancient time many ships came and returned to this natural harbor. Near the Galle Harbor mouth there is a shipwreck called Rangoon. This amazing and marvelous ship wreck finds 32 meters deep sea. Even this ship is standing proudly upright in beautiful unpolluted white sandy bottom. The front of the ship likes Viking Ship. This beautiful untouched treasure name is SS Rangoon with 60 m long and 1800 tons of heavy sailing / steamer built by Samuda Bros of London in 1863. The captain was G. F Henry and its steam engines thrust out 400 HP routine trips from Suez to Calcutta.
Diving in Rangoon wreck is one of the significant thing and it is full filled with many fish species. The visibility is very clear, even 32 m deep and there are many jelly fish and Javanese Rabbitfish, Grey Snappers and darting Blue fin Trevally. Even this amazing experience will never forget to you.
The Galle Ship Wreck (Tango Wreck) (8 – 12 meters)
This site consists of about 20 large iron cannons between Gibbet and Closenburg Islands. The site extends from close to the shore in a roughly southerly direction down to a depth of about 24 m. Sand abrasion badly eroded some of the cannon on the shoreward part of the site and, sometimes; the bore of the gun exposed. The position of the site is interesting; it lies on what was Gibbet Island, to the west of the entrance (now filled in) to what was once a small bay between Gibbet and Closenburg Islands. It has filled this area in during the development of the harbour. I thought it, at first, that the site was a shipwreck or a place where cannon had been abandoned, possibly from a battery on Gibbet Island.
The Ralagala Wreck (10–15 meters)
This is one of wonderful dive site in area. This is the point where waves break and there are many corals and marine life you can see. This amazing location situated 20 meters deep. There is another ship is resting but don’t have any records about her. It will be a whole new experience for you because there are many ancient things to look at and those things even exist today. There are interesting remnants of the wreck, such as oil barrels, transmission parts and relatively intact parts of the great hull. She provided shade for such as Snappers, Angelfish, porcupinefish, Pufferfish, Large Titan Triggerfish and Giant Moray. You can spend many hours to study this great conch. Even there are many fauna and flora can be found inside and around the conch.
Snorkeling reef in Unawatuna (3 - 5 meters)
Unawatuna reef is a good place for beginners to practice the discovery diving and snorkeling. Unawatuna is the paradise of the underwater exploring the thousands of colourful fish species and coral garden.
It is 10 minutes boat ride from the shore and you can snorkel 30 min–1 hr.
- Local standard motor boat 15 – 19 feel length and 5 feet width boat.
- Boat engine capacity 25 H.p.
- Foldable Roof available
- Swimming dress
- Good sunscreen
- Hat and sunglass
Scuba Diving Cost
Explore the nature and beauty of under water
Explore the cargo wreck
Payments and Cancellations
- Tour will confirm up on the payment.
- You may need to check the availability before making the payment.
- If you are going to cancel the activity before the 24 hours of the operation, take place, then we will not apply for any cancelation charge.
- If the activity cancels from My Ceylon Adventures (our) end because of unexpected weather condition effect then Fully refunded (100%) or you can book alternative activity instead of the refund.