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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Boat ride in Graceland

Just off the coast of  Colombo the intact wreck of a cargo ship is home to a large and friendly marble ray nicknamed 'Elvis'. In recent times its been seen together with another large ray who predictably earned the name 'Priscilla'. At a maximum depth of 32m this is one of the best wreck dives in Sri Lanka. Easy penetration, colorful corals and abundant fish life mean there is always something to see and explore. Everything from damselfish and electric rays to eagle rays, dolphins and even whales have been seen in the area. I found this lifeboat resting on the sand particularly interesting. A means of escape and symbol of hope on a sinking ship now resting on the seabed and sustaining the lives of marine animals. 

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