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Snorkeling by the lighthouse with a local diver

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This morning, we head to the Lighthouse in the Galle Fort, where down a few stone steps lies a little known beach with calm seas perfect for an hour of light snorkeling.

Experience Overview

Located just behind the stunning Lighthouse in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Galle Fort, a few stone steps leads to a secluded beach from which you can snorkel in shallow waters. With the Lighthouse and the Mosque as your backdrop, the setting is one of the most scenic in the island. Seen in these waters are all kinds of exotic tropical fish and corals. Your snorkeling instructor is Eranga, a resident of the Galle Fort and seasoned fisherman. As you wade into the warm blue ocean of Galle, look back and take in the iconic Lighthouse and Mosque. Stilts left by fishermen can be seen occupied by birds in these hours. The sea bed here is full of flowering corals much like an underwater garden. The marine life here is made up of many varieties of fish including turtles that sometimes swim up and big tropical fish like eels, snappers, barracudas, swordfish who are often could be seen roaming around the area independently.

Incudes:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Incudes:

An instructor, snorkel gear, a vehicle.

Timings:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Timings:

9AM to 11.30AM

What to wear or bring along:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
What to wear or bring along:

Swimsuit, sunscreen, a change of clothes and towel, a go-pro camera!

Children:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Children:

This experience is great for children of the ages 10 and above who are good swimmers.

Important information:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Important information:

The corals in these waters are extremely delicate so tread with caution and always follow Eranga’s directions. Bring a go-pro camera, in the months of November and December visibility is great!

Private/not private:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Private/not private:

This experience is always private.

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