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Must Try Water Sports when in Passikudah – Splendour of the East Coast

The beautiful bay of Passikudah is just right for enjoying a variety of water sports. Get there and experience the many thrills of kayaking, windsurfing, jet skiing, snorkelling and even wreck driving


Diving in Passikudah

Passikudah is home to a number of coral reefs for exploring; the relatively calm waters make for a safe dive while the warm Indian Ocean abounds in marine life. Watch out for not just colourful outcrops of coral but tiny tropical fish living amongst these organisms as well as bigger marine life that will glide past gracefully. Notching up the thrill factor the seas off the coast of Passikudah is where the HMS Hermes rests; one of the first aircraft carriers to be designed. It was sunk by Japanese bombers off the coast of Batticaloa during WWII and is reserved for seasoned divers. Explore this wreck located quite close to shore, well known for sheltering a wide variety of marine life. Diving is not recommended for amateurs from May to October in the region.


Surfing in Passikudah

Passikudah is ranked as one of the world's top surf destinations. Pursued by professionals chasing the best breaks the beaches deemed some of the safest in the country are loved for it's chilled out vibes. Many of the touring surfers are pros as are the skilled locals and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly in true surfer style.


Windsurfing in Passikudah is a Thrill

One of the most favoured water sports in Sri Lanka windsurfing which is a combination of sailing and surfing is widely enjoyed in Passikudah. The strong winds rolling off the bay are highly conducive for skimming across the ocean. Amateurs too can enjoy the joys of this sport from sports centres located at resorts such as Uga Bay; where skilled instructors will soon have you balancing on the board and manoeuvre your sail to catch the wind.Relish being propelledacross the sea for a very invigorating experience.


Kayaking or Canoeing

Hire yourself a single of tandem kayak and explore the glistening coastline of Passikudah. The bay is tipped to be one of the most beautiful in the country and nothing lets you explore its wonders like a slow paddle along the coast. Take along plenty of cover from the sun, water and camera as you set off on a serene journey of discovery along coast; lined with palm fringed white sand beaches.


Jet Skiing on the Glistening Indian Ocean

Whizz across the sea straddled aboard a powerful jet ski and let yourself go. Just right for that adrenaline fix a Jet Ski ride from the shores of your Passikudah beach resort will prove to be quite an invigorating thrill. Make sure you follow all safety protocol before setting off. Amateurs are not left out for resorts offer services of experienced guides to accompany you aboard the Jet Ski for that much needed adrenaline fix.