Snorkeling on Sri Lankas South Coast Unawatuna Bay and Jungle Bay

You don’t need to be a scuba diver to get to know the fascinating world underwater and its splendor. Equipped with mask, snorkel and fins you float on the water surface and watch the vibrant coral reefs, rocks and coral reef-fish below. An intense experience and unforgettable moments.

At Unawatuna, we provide Snorkeling in front of the Unawatuna Rocks on boat ride of only five minutes and a duration of round 2 hours. The other Unawatuna Snorkeling Trip is by a boat tour along the Rumassala mountains of around half an hour to the Jungle Bay, close to the Galle harbour. Here you can snorkel from the shore and from the boat. This trip takes around 3 hours in total.

For more information & reservation, please contact us. Early reservation of at least one day in advance is recommended.


  • Unawatuna Bay

    The Unawatuna Bay is not only a world famous beach on land, but offers a great underwater experience, too. With its many shallow spots, it is also the perfect place for snorkeling. A small ship wreck along with some rocks and corals offer a fun experience to snorkelers.

  • Jungle Bay

    Only a few kilometers down the road, between Unawatuna and Galle, you’ll find Jungle Beach Bay. The bay is an insider tip, with a beautiful beach and very shallow entry points; which makes it a great place for snorkeling.

  • Snorkel Tours

    When? from 15th October till 10th April.

    Where? Unawatuna & Jungle Beach Bay

    Unawatuna:Our boats depart from the Unawatuna Diving Centre at 9.00 and 14.00, or by appointment. Check In is at 8.30 and 13.30 respectively at our Diving Centre.

    Duration: about 3 hours

    Boat: onboard with max. 7 snorkelers

    Pick Up/Drop Off: for free between Galle and Unawatuna

    Please note that the visibility of the water depends on many factors like the tides, the wind, etc, which disturb the bottom composition.

    We cannot guarantee great visibility at all times.