Snorkeling is one of the most sought after activities in Sri Lanka. The coastline of the island varies from place to place, and offers a dynamic experience depending on where you decide to snorkel. There are sandstone platforms, coral banks, boulders and rock cliffs that are found both close as well as far away from the shore. The tropical marine life, coloured coral and reefs as well as mysterious shipwrecks complete a diver’s dream. The sea around the island is perennially warm and its conditions are governed by the two monsoons – the northeast and southwest- permitting calm seas and clear waters along the south and western coastline from November to April and from April to October along the eastern coast of the island. Most of the reefs found on the western coast are sandstone platforms.