Sri Lanka is a paradise for diving. The surrounding Indian Ocean offers many diving hot-spots around Sri Lanka. This includes beautiful Coral reefs diving, Ship Wracks, Bar Reef Marine Sanctuary and many more. Do not worry about the diving gear there are many diving centers all around popular beaches where you can rent the equipment or else you can bring your own equipment from home. Diving instructors in Sri Lanka are trained and certified professionals (PADI Certificates). Western coast of Sri Lanka is ideal for scuba diving during the months of November to April or you can call it West Coast Season. Beaches of Beruwala, Bentota, Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, Weligama and Tangalle are the most popular. Beaches of Trincomalee, Nilaveli and Batticalo are ideal during the months of May to October or East Coast Season.