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Water Activities near Galle – Historical Port City

Galle is one of Sri Lanka's most popular southern cities; steeped in history the port city offers a fabulous stretch of beach and is well placed close to the best water activities on the south coast.

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Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is one of the best pleasures to be experienced during a holiday in Sri Lanka. The Indian Ocean is teeming with all manner of marine life and coral formations, just waiting to be explored. From Galle you can easily take on a scuba diving tour and enjoy the thrills of the ocean below. The best hotels in Galle will easily organise such tours for you or recommend a reputed tour operator. You can opt to explore the waters off Galle or travel to close by areas such as coral haven – Hikkaduwa.

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Snuba

Snuba

Snuba is an amalgamation of scuba diving and snorkelling. It is considered a safer option to enjoying the bounty of the ocean. All you need to be experienced in, is swimming to enjoy a snuba tour; no diving certificates are required. A snuba dive will take you to just six metres below the surface where many of the varied marine life thrive and promises to be quite an enjoyable experience.

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Jet Ski

Jet Ski

If you like adrenaline pumping action then do take on a high octane jet ski ride. There are plenty of hotels and sports centres that offer this facility in Galle and surrounding regions such as Unawatuna and Hikkaduwa. The best part about Galle is that when you are not hitting the water there is so much history to explore, such as the ancient Dutch Fort and its ramparts, many centuries old Dutch and British churches and sites that have a rich history such as the 250 year old colonial bungalow that is now the luxurious Tamarind Hill Galle.

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Kayak Tours

Kayak Tours

There is no better way to explore the seas and coast around southern Sri Lanka than on a kayak. Enjoy the solitude, glistening blue waters and marvellous sunny weather as you lazily stroke your way across the water. Of course taking along enough water and having proper cover from the sun is imperative when booking a kayak tour, which can easily be done from your luxury Galle resort or the nearest sports complex.

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Towable Rides

Towable Rides

Beat the heat while enjoying the thrills of skimming across the glistening Indian Ocean. Get yourself latched onto a speed boat and get towed at high speeds; an ideal sport for adrenaline junkies to enjoy!

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Wake Boarding

Wake Boarding

Wake boarding is the newest thrill to take up the world of water sports, and is quite a treat to enjoy. In Galle and its surrounding tourist resorts you can opt to try this exciting sport and enjoy the thrills, spills and splashing fun of being pulled to your feet on the water and maybe even gain enough experience to attempt a daredevil jump.