Dive Sitanampara (www.DiveSriLanka.com)
"A rock called Sita"
Uppaveli, Trincomalee
By Dharshana Jayawardena

Depth: 17 Meters.

Welcome to Sitanampara or a "rock called Sita"! This is a beautiful rocky formation full of reef fish and other visiting pelagic fish.

Top: The "bosom of Sita". A broken fish net clad the large rounded rocks at the center of this dive site.
Left: Long elongated rocks provide crevices as shelter for countless sea beings.

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A Clarks Anemonefish flutters around a Balloon Tipped Anemone.

A large and graceful Marble Ray glides in and out of our vision.

This is the place to see a lot of Moray Eels!

Top Left & Right: We bumped into huge specimens of the Giant Moray (Gymnathorax javanicus)

Bottom Left: This crevice had 3 morays in it. On the left is a large Honeycomb Moray (or a Reticulated Moray) and smaller one of the usual species on the right.

Bottom Right: The King of the Rocky Plain. A very large Honeycomb Moray rules atop a large rock.

A Moray of a species which we couldn't identify to a certainty.

The Polyp Rock. A rock full of filter feeding polyp Coral adorn rock like a crown studded with precious jewels.

A large lobster and a Cardinalfish share a crevice.

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Photo Credits: (c) www.DiveSriLanka.com by Dharshana Jayawardena