86 wonderful 1st year degree students at the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science, University of Ruhuna, began Snorkeling and Scuba Diving training.
The University of Ruhuna is a beautiful campus situated in Matara in the deep southern coast of Sri Lanka. It has over 8 Faculties and the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science is one of the best places to study Aquaculture, Oceanography and Marine Biology in Sri Lanka.
Very keen an enthusiastic students were so eager to learn Snorkeling and Scuba Diving and to explore the amazing underwater world.
Great start today with an amazing dive to end the day. Nethmi and Aditya worked hard with theory and pool training.
Looking forward to 2 amazing dives tomorrow with Turtles, Sting rays and hopefully some Black tip reef sharks.
Dynamite fishing was banned in Sri Lanka over 100 years ago, but sadly in a few areas this is practiced illegally.
This is a very destructive form of fishing, killing and damaging a lot of marine life in the area close to where it is done. Plus a lot of the fish are not collected and hence a large qty is wasted.
In this video you can hear the explosions if you switch the volume on, and you can see the reaction of the divers. The explosion most likely is done more than 6 km’s away from the dive site. Maybe this could be a reason for the aggressive behavior of the puffer fish in my previous post. Please feel free to comment on this.
Some times you wonder.. “can I really do this?”
Scuba Diving is easy, its fun.. and its for everyone! If you are willing to spend a little bit of time and energy to learn how to dive.. Diving is easy and fun!
Trincomalee season is just around the corner… So I am posting some memories from last year Trinco season..
One of the highlights of Trincomalee is that you can snorkel with black tip sharks. Most of the time when people talk about sharks it brings fear, and some would say, ” I don’t want to get in the water if there are sharks..”
But the reality is, Its pretty amazing to be able to snorkel with them.. They are very harmless to us and really not bothered. They just swim around as if we are not in the water.
Its really amazing to have these 2 to 3 meter long sharks swim around you and some times get so close as even 2 feet away from you. The video quality is not great.. but enjoy.