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Unawatuna is known for its long strips of sandy beaches and their beautiful marine life which makes it a perfect destination for snorkelling. Snorkelling is an underrated activity but little do people know that this is one of the most rewarding activities underwater. All you need is a mask, snorkel and fins! 

You can get the most out of your snorkelling experience by visiting Unawatuna Bay and Jungle Bay in Unawatuna. The Unawatuna Bay offers rocks, corals and a small ship wreck for you to explore and the Jungle Bay offers snorkelers a shallow entry point to witness breathtaking coral reefs. Each snorkeling destination offers visitors with rentable snorkeling gear and also boat rides to and from the location. 

In order to have a safe and enjoyable experience, preparation is helpful such as; 

  • Improve your swimming skills – Focus on improving your swimming skills such as kicking techniques and endurance to help you have a smooth experience. 
  • If possible, always try to practise swimming with fins on to avoid cramping when swimming with fins. 
  • Improve your breath hold – Having a good breath hold will help you swim closer and get a good look of the marine life. 

And most importantly, always remember to relax and take in the beauty of life underwater!

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