Swimming in the Indian Ocean at Weligama, Sri Lanka

After our whale watching adventure in Mirissa, we headed for Weligama in a local bus. It is located 30 kms away from Mirissa in Matara district of southern province of Sri Lanka. The Matara road which connects Mirissa and Weligama runs along the sea shore. This makes for awesome view while traveling on this road provided you are facing the sea side. After having lunch, we went to the beach. It was a hot afternoon and we decided to spend some time under the shades of tree. I sat on the sand while watching the panoramic view of Weligama beach.

Weligama is not only a beautiful beach resort destination but also a interesting water sports destination. One can go for snorkeling, scuba diving or wave surfing. My friend did snorkeling here under supervision of an instructor. For a session they charge about Rs 1200 INR. Snorkeling typically takes place in shallow water, so this place also makes for good swim. This place looks like a fishing helmet but nevertheless a clean one. The green blueish water was too much an attraction for me to say no to a swim. For the first time swam in the Indian ocean. What a joy! The shore and the water is dotted with boats. It was a different feeling to play in this water.

Here speed boats are available for hire on half an hour or hourly based. This could also make for a good adventure.

We did not stay in Weligama. Matara, Mirissa and Weligama are located very nearby. So one can select any one place for lodging and cover all of them. For a wonderful stay experience in this region try the Mirissa Hills resort.

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