Snorkel or Dive in South Asia’s Largest Coral ReefDivyaa Adventures- Dutch Bay Coral Reef South Asia’s largest mid-ocean coral reef is only a 30 minute boat ride from Divyaa Lagoon featuring un-crowded boats, personalized service and a professional, friendly staff. Dutch Bay Coral Reef diving packages are available for both non-certified (resort scuba experience) and certified divers (one boat dive per day and unlimited shore diving). In addition, the Dutch Bay Coral Reef diving packages include a seven-night stay in our luxurious rooms or suites, a full American breakfast, and unlimited use of Catamarans and kayaks or Motor Boat Hire at special rates. Dutch Bay Coral Reef – short boat ride from Divyaa Lagoon was named the Top Dive Destination is a newly discovered coral reef in the middle of the ocean, is home to well-defined dive sites. Over 30 years of environmental protection due to coastal protection laws have earned Dutch Bay Coral Reef diving locations a reputation as some of the most beautifully preserved marine life in the world. In 2008, Dutch Bay Coral Reef was designated by the National Tourism Authority as having “arguably the most pristine coral reef environment in Sri Lanka.” A separate official study also found that Dutch Bay Coral Reef is inhabited by more species of fish than any other diving location. Abundant underwater life includes more than 200 species of tropical fish and over 120 different types of coral. Due to Dutch Bay Coral Reef’s leeward location outside of the Island belt, and it’s consistently pleasant climate, crystal clear visibility prevails at any depth, allowing guests of Dutch Bay Coral Reef dive a perfect view of the underwater life.
Sport Fishing in Sri Lanka
CatchMarlin, Sail Fish, Wahoo, Spanish Mackerel, Giant Trevallie, Bonito, Dorado, Queen Fish, Barracuda, Tuna and Barramundi
Sri Lanka Dream Sport Fishing DestinationSri Lanka is blessed with 1340 km of coastline and an unexploited ocean extending from the Equator to the South Pole. Inside the country we have estuaries, rivers, streams, natural lakes and man-made reservoirs. There waters hold an abundance of game fish for the keen angler. Species of Marlin, Sail Fish, Wahoo, Spanish Mackerel, Giant Trevallie, Bonito, Dorado, Queen Fish, Barracuda, Tuna and Barramundi make our beautiful Island second to none when it comes to sport fishing. Our local anglers will guide you to exotic locations in and around the island. Come fish with us and enjoy the best value for money destination on earth, while it is still affordable. Divyaa will be happy to arrange sport fishing tours for you in Kalpitiya & North West Coast with professional sport fishing tour operators All our trip programs can be modified or re-arranged according to the wishes / requirements of the customer.
Sport FishingKalpitiya has traditionally been the hunting ground of anglers, who especially enjoy big game fishing, with the usual catches being the signature Giant Trevally (Paraw), Sailfish (Thalapatha), Yellowfin Tuna (Kelawalla) and the greatest bill fish of all, the Black Marlin (Koppara).
The Recreational & Sport Fishing Centre, which was facilitated and supported by the Indian Ocean Marine Affairs Cooperation (IOMAC) conducted the inaugural Dutch Bay Surf Casting & Deep Sea Fishing competition at Utchimuni and Kandakuli, in the Kalpitiya peninsula, in March 24 and 25 this year.Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka, is a beautiful stretch of land cocooned in the middle of a beach and a lagoon. Mostly untouched by tourism, Kalpitiya is a small town with a long history. The Dutch Fort and the numerous churches around the area is evidence of the city’s’ rich background and colonial past. Kalpitiya has a variety of leisure attractions, from dolphin or whale watching on the shores to taking a jeep ride along the deserted sand dunes or Jeep drive to rub shoulders with wild life at Wilpattu. The larger islands around Kalpitiya are accessible by boat which enables visitors to go Island hopping to familiarize themselves with the Islander’s way of life. One of the islands, known as Karaitviu, is home to the marine mammal ‘dugong’ that sparked the legends of Mer-people or more commonly, the mermaids. If you are not the type for island hopping, you may also choose to visit the marine sanctuary “The Bar Reef ” or better known as the mid-ocean “Coral Reef” which is 45 Minute boat ride away and boasts legions of rare fish. Bar Reef is the largest coral reef in Sri Lanka and is home to manta rays, reef sharks, tropical fish and even the rare turtle. The reason behind the name of the area is evident when visitors take a walk along the Moray Ridge, which is a rocky bar on clean white sand with a beautiful splattering of marine life such as groupers, soldier and Cardinal fish. Deep-sea fishing, snorkelling, wind-surfing, canoeing and kayaking are some of the things to do while in Kalpitiya.