Me and Dinuka were planning to go diving in Hikkaduwa since the start of this year. Due to many reasons it got postponed and finally we decided to just go Snorkeling instead of diving since Dinuka hasn't done snorkeling at Hikkaduwa before.
Meanwhile Hasini called and she said she was bored at home, so I asked her to join as I had enough space in my car. She has invited Oshani and she too joined in this journey to Hikkaduwa on 26th March 2011.
I had my snorkeling gear but they were too old and even leaking. So I went to Arpico a day before and bought 2 sets of Masks and Snorkels for approximately Rs. 4000. Without even testing at home took them to Hikka and found out those are the worst! The masks barely fit and soon as you dive water comes into the mask. My advice; don't buy snorkeling equipment from there ever!
So we had to hire masks, snorkels and fins from Hikkaduwa. And we hired a boat for 1 hour which was a little expensive. Much of the Corals are destroyed but there were beautiful fish as always. It's amazing how close you can get to those fish. Unfortunately we didn't have an underwater camera, which we'll be buying soon I hope :)
Me and Dinuka snorkeling under the boat
Boats near the rocks where the corals are located