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Coral Sanctuary

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Loads of fish, the coral itself is on repair

Having seen so many bad reviews about this I wasn’t expecting much but was gladly surprised. Yes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
stephencomiskey87
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Dublin, Ireland
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Corals and Turtles!

A good sail of 30 mins and worth the trip. We got to see giant turtles so up close and personal in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
barbiejaya
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Mumbai, India
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So we found Tharindu’s details online and contacted him and he was simply amazing. We had a wonderful time snorkeling from the beach itself and there were an amazing variety of Fish. So beautiful and to Top it all up we Met Two Sea Turtles...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank shamaliej
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having seen so many bad reviews about this I wasn’t expecting much but was gladly surprised. Yes most of the coral is broken or smashed due to the past tsunami 🌊 but it is on the mend and fresh coral is starting to bloom and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank stephencomiskey87
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a boat and went to see the corals and fish. What amazed me the most is that they told us to grab a slice of bread to feed the fish. Great idea! Look at my pictures 😊

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good sail of 30 mins and worth the trip. We got to see giant turtles so up close and personal in their natural habitat. Corals were aplenty, not to mention hundreds of colourful fish. But we were most impressed by the proximal views of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank barbiejaya
Reviewed 27 July 2018

There are a lot of fish right off the beach. Very easy to access for amateur swimmers as well. You could rent a boat to go to a slightly larger coral site. Its worth the cost and gives a better in-the-ocean experience !

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

It was one of the best impressions and it is very beautiful. Visitors who wish to get closer to the coral can do so or there are boats with glass bottoms to get closer and view corals. If you hiring a boat it will cost...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank 838titusd
Reviewed 25 May 2018

Lovely clear water that you can swim in, fish right in front of your eyes and of course down on the point outside the Hikka Transz by Cinamon the sea turtle comes in in the morning early and in the afternoon.

Date of experience: April 2018
7  Thank hall3195
Reviewed 13 May 2018

A must try - the 30 minute ride in the Ocean, very close to the shoreline will yield fantastic views of different fish and if you are lucky a giant sea turtle or even a sting ray fish as we did !

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank ragjoshi
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Tamara is one of the best place to stay in hikadua, srilanka. Staff is so loving and caring ,you feel it's like Ur own people, god bless them.i recommend this place to stay. And all over hikadua, people are very nice, welcoming and so polite,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank AliM7381
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Yes the coral is mostly bleached and dead but there are signs of regeneration. The fish are varied and plentiful. I swam with a 5 ft green turtle, a truly amazing experience. The area needs protecting and managing, people - not just locals- are walking...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Vicki M
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Karen P
20 September 2018|
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Response from 838titusd | Reviewed this property |
You have not mentioned the locatoon.
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anisajasmine92
22 August 2017|
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Response from 444driver | Reviewed this property |
for the local and foreign , 10 people for local 2050 rs , life jacket with 30 minute boat ride ,,,,, 6 people for 4000 rs with life jacket with 30 minute boat ride ,,
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Sajida A
27 October 2016|
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Response from David P | Reviewed this property |
There a various sizes of boat with different passenger numbers for each trip. It's best to ask a few boat operators and negotiate the price. If your party is small , ask others in your hotel to share with you.
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