Sri Lanka Trips for 2017

 Sri Lanka Trips for Feb 2017


Join Bluewater on our Sri Lanka trips in 2017 on two different itineraries either dolphin & whale snorkeling or diving West Colombo & Northwest Kalpitiya

 

Feb 18 - 25, 2017 - Wrecks & Reefs

Deluxe Cabin $2,595  $2,195

Feb 25 - Mar 4, 2017 - Dolphins & Whales

Deluxe Cabin $2,595  $1,999

 

Why Join this Trip?

  > Unique marine and diving encounters!
  > Awesome itineraries - if you've got the time, join both!!
  > Trip leaders who care about their guests' experiences
  > "Bluewater helped me out when I needed it most, the airline wouldn't let me board because of a Visa issue.  They saved my butt" - Ray Tsusuki

 

Trip Details

West Colombo & Northwest Kalpitiya

A diving trip, exploring beautiful wrecks & reefs.  The first half of the week will be spent diving dozens of wrecks like the Thermopylae Sierra, Chief Dragon, Taprobane, and Trug.  The second half of the trip covers Sri Lanka's lush corals and marine life.

Whale & Dolphin Snorkeling

A snorkel only trip, featuring thirteen species of whales and eight species of dolphins! Blue Whales, Sperm Whales, Humpback Whales, Beaked Whales, Melon Headed Whales, Pilot Whales, and False Killer Whales. In addition, world renowned marine naturalist Howard Martenstyn will be onboard to offer educational information on behavior patterns.  

 

> Accommodations for 7 nights on the Sri Lanka Aggressor
> All meals aboard the yacht, a variety of Sri Lankan feasts and local cuisine
> Free beer and wine, fruit juices, soft drinks, iced water, iced tea and coffee
3-4 dives per day (on diving itinerary)
> There's a variety of nightly entertainment including diving, marine life identification presentations, movies, games and more
> Nitrox available for an additional cost
> Enry Visa required, for many nationalities this can be bought online ($35).  This is the responsibility of each guest to ensure this has been done; E-Visa Application Link
> Additional costs not included: Park Fee ($100), Port fee ($50), gratuities, rental equipment, flights, travel insurance (highly recommended)
> Internet access at additional cost

 

Flight Information

Fly into Colombo, Sri Lanka (CMB). We highly recommend guests arrive at least one day before the trip departure date and stay in a nearby hotel in Colombo Harbor. The cost of a transfer from the Colombo Airport to a hotel in the harbor is around $20 USD. Once the yacht departs the port Saturday evening, no passengers can board the yacht due to local law. After a full week, the Aggressor returns back to port Friday evening for our 7:00am disembarkment on Saturday. It takes about an hour to get to CMB airport from the Colombo Harbor. Departure flights after 11am/noon are advised.  

 

Payment Schedule

  • $800 - Deposit
  • $1,000 - Due June 1, 2016
  • Balance - Due Nov 1, 2016

 

Trip Leader Testimonials

"If you haven't been to a Bluewater Photo workshop you need to go. My wife and I attended the Anilao Philippines workshop and not only had a great time diving but the help with our photo equipment and fine tuning of settings from Brent Durand and Tommy Stylski was extremely helpful. Brent has a great talent of critiquing your photos that is both helpful and fun. We will be going to this workshop again." - Barry Cline 
 
"I had planned to tag along to the May 2016 Anilao photo workshop as a critter spotter. However, after sitting in on the first day of the workshop sessions I was inspired to use my husband's backup camera and take some shots myself. Brent's critiques were both helpful & artistic and the art aspects got me hooked. Tommy was a great help in the camera room. We had a fabulous time & hope to dive with Bluewater again soon!" - Jody Cline
 
"Brent was a great trip leader as well as dive guide… he was incredibly flexible and easy going. He helped with everything from arranging flights, carrying luggage, as well as setting up cameras…
The trip was well planned and Brent always was open to suggestions. He is an amazing photographer and is always willing to share his knowledge and skill. He really made the trip rewarding and fun..." - Susan Scheer
 
"Last May 2016 we joined an amazing group of UW photographers to attend the workshop that you guys and Mike Bartick at Crystal Blue Resort Anilao in Philippines organised. We had the great pleasure to deal with two amazing, professional group leaders who are Brent Durand and Tommy Stylski. We had the privilege to share many dives with those two amazing guys. Brent directed the workshop most days and certainly the hours spent learning more about UW photography were really worth it. Always a smile on his face, always grateful but so humble. His way of interacting with the group was second to none. His advise, critics, comments led us to such an improvement in our way to see UW photography, that everything became easier. He had no hesitation to be hands on underwater and helped in the position of the photographer, the settings of the camera and strobes, the thinking beyond the subject, the thoughts about the goals when taking a photo. 
 
His knowledge is so deep that nothing was a problem, always a solution to offer, and a lot of dedication for the beginners we are. 
We will not hesitate to join him again in the future as he made our trip an unforgettable one." - Serge Bonnafoux

 

Contact Us

  • Email info@bluewaterdivetravel.com for more info and to book your spot!
  • Call  us at (310) 915-6677
  • Stop by our office at 3961 Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 206 Culver City, CA 90230

 

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