Hikkaduwa is a very popular Diving Spot in Sri Lanka. It is a very easy task to get some scuba diving gear and heading into the water. You also have many Diving Center which has lessons for beginners Divers. There are many Ship Wrecks and Reefs to explore in Hikkaduwa. With over 10 Coral Reef diving spots Hikkaduwa is a Scuba Divers paradise.
You can also find many marine animals at Hikkaduwa including Turtles. The best time to see wildlife and dive is midway through October through to April. You can also witness Whales and Dolphins from December to the end of March.