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Top 05 Water Activities in Down South Sri Lanka – The Dazzling Coast

The sunny strip of Sri Lanka's south coast is the most popular amongst tourists where endless towns sporting similar sandy beaches, lapped by the Indian Ocean provide loads of water sports fun.

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Towable Rides for Flying Across the Ocean

Towable Rides for Flying Across the Ocean

Inflated rubber rafts are latched onto speed boats that tow it across the Indian Ocean. Strap yourself in and enjoy the mind-blowing fun of skimming across the sea; perfectly safe for adults and kids the experience will prove to be very memorable.

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Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

One of the most popular down south activities is scuba and snorkelling. There are many locations along the way such as Hikkaduwa, Weligama and Galle that offer splendid coral reefs to explore. The sea is teeming with all manner of tropical fish as well as some fascinating wreck diving; especially off the coast of Galle, home to some of the best luxury villas Sri Lanka has to offer. These offering the perfect abode for relaxation, sit right on the beach for a perfect scuba diving tour.

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Try Your Hand at Snuba

Try Your Hand at Snuba

Snuba is the newest water sport to hit the southern belt; it is a combination of scuba diving and snorkelling. Best of all the sport does not require one to hold a diving certificate; instead, anyone with swimming skills can enjoy the joys of snuba. On these fascinating dives, you are taken about 6 metres below the surface where plenty of marine life lurks.

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Joys of Jet Skiing

Joys of Jet Skiing

Jet skiing is an adrenaline pumping water sport that many tourists can't seem to get enough of! Whizzing across the Indian Ocean on a powerful jet ski is one of the biggest thrills of a seaside holiday; mind you watch out for swimmers and other traffic in the water. Jet skis are easily rented from beachside resorts in Sri Lanka while the most popular towns such as Galle or Unawatuna have plenty of sports centres where hiring skis complete with a guide are possible. The best part about heading to favoured towns like Galle are the fabulous villa resorts where you can satisfy your hunger pangs after a fulfilling day on the water, at any one of the in-house gourmet restaurants like the one at Pebbles Beach, offer a choice of fusion, seafood and Sri Lankan cuisine.

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Kayak Tours

Kayak Tours

Bask in the glory of the islands southern coast as you paddle along the glistening ocean skirting the sandy beaches. Enjoy the warm sunshine and views of sun-bleached shores dotted with swaying palms. A kayak tour is ideal for those of you hankering for some solitary time on the ocean. There are plenty of sports centres that hire out kayaks and necessary equipment while kayaks tours too are organised for those of you not wanting to brave the ocean alone. Remember as a tropical nation the weather in Sri Lanka can be quite humid and hot as such take along plenty of water and cover from the sun.

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