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Two friends, my wife, litte son and I went on a snorkeling trip to Pigeon Island. We did the trip from Uppuveli and it last from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm. Deducting the travelling time and waiting time for the national park tickets, only 2...More
If I could give this place less than 1 star I would. It was heartwrenching to see how they treat the marine life in Sri Lanka. This is a national park and nothing is done to conserve the corals or fish. They had one small...More
I visited this place with my friends. You need to take a boat to this place and you can rent the snorkeling goggles. When you reached the island you have to cross and go to the other side of the island. There you can take...More
There is plenty of marine life to be seen here. I saw 1 turtle, 1 black tip reef shark and a multitude of fish. Our issue is with how it is being run. There does not appear to be any control over the numbers. We...More
Very expensive trip for three hours. Snorkeling equipment is in bad shape. Entrance fee, transfer and equipment altogether cost 8500 rupies for two people (2000 is transfer and equipment, possibly negotiated). More than 5000 rupies is fee but do not expect anything. In a weekday,...More
Set just off the beach - around a 15 minute boat ride away - is this VERY small island, which you can only get to 2 places. Most of it is barred - so don't expect to be able to wander all over it.
Great snorkelling. Safe cove. Water was clear. Very clean beaches.
The coral is being preserved by areas being cordoned off. Outside of this area you can see cuttlefush and basking sharks and a fellow traveller saw a turtle.
There doesnt appear to be a lifeguard...More
I was puzzled by the contradicting reviews of Pigeon Island with some rating it 1 and others 5. So here's the explanation:
1. The bay where everyone heads to is small, massively overcrowded (00's of people) and any coral within 20 metres of the shore...More