Kalpitiya (Sri Lanka), One of the booming dive location in Sri Lanka. The safe and large marine life and corals in Kalpitiya sea (Indian Ocean) is amazingly beautiful and started to attract divers and other tourists on its way..
"Visit Kalpitiya" is a multi service providers in Kalpitiya region. They arrange Diving and other activities (Dolphin watching / Snorkeling / Jungle Safari / Airport Trabsfers) in best price. We did a tour with them. Actually they don't have their own dive center but they know all the dive centers and they arranged diving sessions according to our requirements.
They are very kind and always provided real information about Kalpitiya.
(and wondering if it's been impacted by El Nino this year)
I saw what i think was a small shark at the c-58 ship wreck site. It was about 3ft in length and had a square shaped head. Has anyone else seen this kind of fish? If so what was it? Thanx
Dive Travel - From February 27 through March 5, 2016
Weather: Rain on Saturday @ arrival, Sunny and 75’ air temps through Wednesday. Rain Thursday afternoon and on departure day.
Flying in to the Island was a breeze as there are regular flights from almost anywhere every day of the week. Getting through customs was about as easy as it gets with the normal customs paperwork filled in before you land. Getting taxi service is also very easy. As soon as you’ve cleared your baggage just head towards the exit and you will find a ticket counter just before you go out the doors on the left where you can purchase a shared cab ride to anywhere on the island. If you miss it you will be pointed in the right direction. They will designate your cab based on the area you are traveling to. We went to Hotel Cozumel, which was a 10 minute ride that cost me $12.00 and trust me a $2-3.00 tip is more than enough. While you’re on the island if you don’t rent a car or motorcycle and choose taxi remember, everything is negotiable, and if you wait on the right taxi you’ll get the right price Downtown is only 5 minutes from the Hotel. It cost us $6.00 to get there. Coming back one driver said he would transport us for $10.00. We passed and the next cab took us for $5.00.
Downtown is great for fantastic food and if you like shopping or for your typical tourist stuff there is plenty of it there. While we were in town there were 7 cruise ships at port. If you average 3K travelers a vessel, that puts you in town potentially shopping with 21,000 people. The town of San Miguel’s population is about 75K so that makes shopping crowded. Every shop you pass buy you are solicited by vendors standing in the street yelling, “Hey it’s my turn now. come in my store I have what you want!” Long story short only one vendor spoke the truth when he said, “Hey sir! You want to come in my store and give me a chance to rip you off just a little bit?” True story! Long story short there are numerous shops, and all of them have the same stuff. You can however, work some good deals. It’s a fun place to visit during your off gassing day before your flight home.
Hotel Cozumel was our choice as we’ve been there before so being familiar is very convenient. It does happen to be one of the best deals on the Island if you like an all inclusive 3 dives a day package. The hotel boasts a buffet style restaurant with several cook stations. Hours of operation will guarantee you a meal no matter when you dive. There is a well stocked bar at the restaurant and also a bar at every eating station at the place. Outside by the pool there is what they call a snack bar but it’s more like a meal bar. You can eat there throughout the day. Just across the street next to the Dive Paradise Dive Shop is their Beach Club where drinks and food flow all day long. You can access the Beach Club and dive shop by walking across the street, or avoid a treacherous traffic crossing travel across in an underground tunnel that connects the hotel to the other side.
I'm planning to go dive at La Paz last week of March. From the table, it seems like there's a lot of big animals to be seen!
Would anyone know how is the water visibility at that time? Am I right that the water temperature is going to be very cold?
We want to see big fish & colorful corals. Would La Paz or Cozumel be a better destination for end of March?
San Sal is a beautiful untouched island in the Bahamas. It is the most westward island and also closest to the Atlantic waters. San Sal offers great diving; from shallow reef diving to drop-offs and wall diving. I personally did not encounter any hammerheads when I was there but grey reefs were common visitors. The main attraction is the wall diving, but there still are rich reefs on top of the walls. Turtles and stingrays are also very plentiful. The island itself is great for holiday and diving overall, it is very remote and undeveloped which is nice.
can someone guide us for the best place to dive in thailand around Krabi or so. at this time of the year _ March last week.
looking for good marine life while diving specifically.
Recently I arrived on SABA island, next to St MARTEEN, Carribean....Diving there is amazing, Corals like untouch, rich aquatic Life, it is a marine park, as Saba is a volcano, beautifull underwater rock formation....
For me, SABA is among the 10 best places to Dive on the planet....
Hammerhead Shark occasionnely
What have you guys seen out lately? or should i expect to see so that i can plan my dive trip. Thank you
Hi we are going this March can anyone suggest a good boutique hotel on or near the beach and near the dive centre thankyou
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