Bentota – located on the Southwestern coast approximately 60 km from Colombo and more famous as the sprawling resort town under an endless canopy of palm trees, lined with the Indian Ocean intersected by the great river “Benthara”, with many large star class hotels dotted along the estuary which is formed by Bentota river basin.
Benthota also forms the “Sun & Fun” water sport capital of Sri Lanka with a gamut of activates from snorkeling/scuba diving along the Barberyn reef running very close to the shore or to a distant ship wreck operated by PADI qualified instructors, wind surfing along the coast is sheer exhilaration as nothing beats the powerless cruise along the water, water skiing along the river dragged by an experienced boater, or for the speed freaks the jet ski along the river or if you want a bit more adventure in the squalls of the Indian Ocean and while you do all this what does your kids do? They go for a ride in a banana boat screaming and shouting, perfectly safe in the clam placid waters of Benthara.
A day excursion of fishing along the river for lake fish or join up for deep sea fishing for big game fish from the local “Marina” or canoeing boat safari along this truly exquisite and delightful perennial waterway up river, an excursion to the dark green mangrove forest with its smelly mud and labyrinth of caverns, sometimes surprisingly clear shallow pools teaming with small fish, or a excursion in a open boat to the local lighthouse set in the off shore island to enjoy great outdoor and picnic under the coconut grove that crowns the island are some of the experiences on offer.
Activities available at Bentota Water Sports
WINDSURFING BOARD RENTAL
DEEP SEA FISHING (GAME FISHING)
DISCOVERY SCUBA DIVING COURSE
PADI OPEN WATER COURSE(WITH INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE)
PADI ADVANCE OPEN WATER COURSE
PADI EFR COURSE
PADI RESCUE DIVER COURSE