With so many of the planet’s underwater places having yet to be explored, there’s still a great deal for divers to discover. Little beneath the oceans’ surfaces can ever hope to rival this, however. Like to swim alongside the largest animal on Earth? It’s time to take a trip to Sri Lanka.
The so-called Pearl of the Indian Ocean is a diver’s paradise, but there is nothing to be found in the captivating depths here to beat the breathtaking Blue Whale. Measuring up to 30 metres from head to tail — and weighing as much as 170 tonnes — this is an immense beast indeed. Yet calm in nature and often shy, it is possible to get up close and personal with these gentle giants during a dive, albeit with expert instruction and guidance.
Picturesque Weligama is the place to go for anyone keen to experience an underwater encounter like no other. There’s a great deal to discover in the Earth’s oceans, but there’s little that can ever hope to rival this.