Dive The White Rock (www.DiveSriLanka.com)
Nilavali, Trincomalee
By Richard Fitzgerald

Depth: 12 Meters.

An Electric Coffin Ray packs a 200V punch! I saw lots of these here.

A gigantic Gray Ray attempts to conceal it self under the white sand that is prevalent around the site. Perhaps this is why this is called the White Rock.

What a great dive site! I am from Florida and diving the Write Rock in Trincomalee was a wonderful introduction to diving in Sri Lanka. The site was swarming with different types of fishes. I would remember the close encounters with the large sting rays and the huge schools of Trevally as the most memorable experience here.

Bottom Left & Right: Beautiful Magnificent Sea Anemones are mesmerizing in a soft surge.

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From Top Right to Bottom Right: White Rock harbors many types of hard and soft Coral and Sponges giving an interesting contrast against the sandy white bottom.


A dwarf spotted Grouper

The nemesis of all coral, a Crown-of-thorns on it's deadly March. Fortunately Sri Lanka is not threatened by over populations of COT's.

Divers inspecting an empty conch

A Goblet Sponge Coral

Chantal Moret from Europe on her Rescue Diver Training.

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