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diving eastcoast in april

Damme, Belgium
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diving eastcoast in april

Dear enthusiasts,

we are planning a once in a lifetime trip to Sri Lanka. Flights are booked 7-17 april 2014.

As we are divers too we would like tot dive for, lets say, 4 days. I allready learned that that time of year is not the best for the west coast and east coast is bether then.

Has anyone some experience on diving near Trincomalee or the neighberhood. Any suggestions on good middleclass guesthouses or hotels that offer diving facilities? Anyone dived there with colombodivers? What abouty diving in Pessekudah or Batticola?

Thanks for any information that could help us a bit further.

Luc Maricou (Belgium)

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1. Re: diving eastcoast in april

Hi Luc,

Did you check www.divesrilanka.com for some hints and tips? No personal experience, Trinco/Nilaveli has quite a few budget guesthouses next to upmarket hotels and at Passekudah these are starting to appear too.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: diving eastcoast in april

Hi Luc,

We were in Trinco last year and used Angel Diving centre on Uppaveli Beach next to Golden Beach Cottages. They were definately the best and more professional of all the the dive centres around. Suri the owner has over 7000 dives to his name and his staff were fantastic. We dived with these guys twice. They also have a dive centre in Unawatuna.

I highly recommend them


Damme, Belgium
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3. Re: diving eastcoast in april

Hey Jo,

thanks for the answer. In the meanwhile we decided to postpone our trip to Sri Lanka due to the uncertainty whether we should be able to dive in the east or in the west mid April. Not one divecenter could say for sure! We understand due to the changing monsoon. But why some centers gave us first the illusion of the possibility to dive with them in that period of the year? They did.... until we contacted them for definite deals! You can't change a roundtrip of the island depending on the moving date of the dive center, can't you?

No problem: we booked for the Seychelles instead. There April is the best month for diving! The abscence of more cultural items however is a pitty. Mahé, here we come! :-) Hold the sharks :-)

Kind regards


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4. Re: diving eastcoast in april

may be the recent rains .climate is becoming difficult to predict these days,there are also reports of possible el nino in the southern hemisphere .

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