Boasting one of the only aircraft carriers open to diving (the HMS Hermes), a myriad of technical wrecks and reliable blue whale encounters, Sri Lanka is an up-and-coming liveaboard destination.
Divers are just beginning to discover that Sri Lanka as a scuba destination. In particular, advanced and tec divers with a penchant for wrecks will find Sri Lanka to be one of the best diving destinations in the world. In fact, the HMS Hermes is a rare example of an aircraft carrier within manageable depths. In addition, Sri Lanka offers reliable encounters with 13 different species of whales, and liveaboards offer trips dedicated to swimming with cetaceans. Because the number of dive shops on the mainland is limited, liveaboards are the best way to dive here. Typical itineraries are 7 nights, and you can dive in Sri Lanka year-round although the monsoons oscillate from east to west.