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Monday, April 5, 2010

Where angels dwell

The ancient Greeks referred to Sri Lanka as Taprobane, meaning "garden of delights". Lying on white coral sand on the edge of Taprobane East reef this small wreck is a veritable garden of delights covered in soft corals. The wreck is also home to a multitude of fish life from thousands of glassfish that shelter among the tangled metal to schooling snappers, angelfish, butterflyfish, groupers and even a large humphead wrasse. Far from the shores of Colombo, clear water is the norm here with average visibility around 25m during the calm season. If angels lived underwater they would surely call this home. Maybe the mermaids do..............


Outdoor2some said...

Next time we come, maybe we can dive this one. Lovely shots, as always.

Nishan said...

Yes. We only started diving this in February this year but its quickly become a favorite. Only issue is the long boat ride but on a calm day its not bad. On a good day viz is 30-40m.