Negombo in Sri Lanka with its ideal water and climatic conditions has gained a reputation for the exciting sport of water skiing. The environs of the town feature several water skiing camps, which offer all the necessary equipment as well as lessons in the sport. The safety of participants is a priority and the most meticulous training is provided. The season for waterskiing extends from December to March.
A number of these waterskiing specialists also arrange tours where the visitor can experience the local sights, while focusing on the thrilling sport of water skiing.
Negombo also offers the opportunity to experience many other water sports. Even the simplest water activities like swimming are enjoyable at Negombo, but it is important to swim in designated areas. Snorkeling takes on a thrilling significance, as the adventurous visitor has the chance to experience underwater life such as exotic fish and unusual vegetation.
The typical traveller will enjoy the boating excursions that take the visitor along the coast, passing many quaint villages along the journey. Some trips take the tourist upriver, providing a close encounter with different forms of plant and animal life.
Sailing is another aquatic activity that is popular with visitors. Sailboats may be hired for any period of time from hour-long trips to excursions taking more than a day. A sailboat trip will enable you to take in the sea breeze while looking over the coastal scenery.
Negombo features a special diving destination off the coast of the town which has gained popularity as an ideal site for the sport. A sandy bottom with coral life and an array of sea creatures like sea cucumbers, puffing starfish, emperor angel fish, stonefish, moray eels, Christmas tree anemones and blue triggerfish assure a memorable experience.
The seas of Negombo also offer wonderful opportunities for surfers, with the favourable conditions eliminating the need for protective gear. There are establishments which rent surfing equipment, but items like gloves, boots or hoods are unnecessary in this location. However it is important to ascertain tidal and environmental conditions before heading out into the seas.
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