Should you be contemplating a visit to the eastern shoreline of sunny Sri Lanka, then take note of the appeals that characterize the warmth & wonder of Passikudah.
The reef system in Passikudah is one of its highlights and in turn, paves the way for vacationers to set about indulging in popular pastimes such as snorkelling and night diving. This is due to the fact that a majority of Passikudah’s reef system remains unexplored and given the pleasing environs that envelop this part of Sri Lanka, one will find enough motivation to head out.
Diversity reigns supreme within Passikudah Reef with large coral domes where an abundance of rockfish, shoaling fish, and butterfly-fish are known to shelter and thrive in. Importantly, the sandy bottom of the Reef means that accessing the same is a thing of the past with opportunities to pick shells and shrimp gobies made available. Consider staying at Passikudah hotels the likes of Amethyst Resort Passikudah from where the Reef can be reached.
Coral formations and wreck diving
For the avid wreck diver, Passikudah presents many a reward with the famed HMS Hermes which was the world’s 1st ship that was built as an aircraft carrier appearing worthy of one’s attention. Not to be outdone is the Boiler Wreck found off the shores of Batticaloa which is conducive for those starting in the discipline of wreck diving. Further, the Marrakkala Gala which is a rock formation seen protruding from the surface is home to all shapes and sizes of soft & hard coral and is inundated with exquisite species of marine life.