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#1 n2addict

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 02:40 AM

Hi my name is Ajith Fernando and I am from Sunny Sri Lanka, Thats the tear drop just under India in case you havent heard of it before. Not surprising since its a tiny island. But this also means that we have plenty of sea front and some great diving.

I am just an average diver but just starting out as an underwater photographer. Have been messing around with a P&S and now on the verge of investing in a better system. Hope to pick up some good tips to help me to decide. At the moment more or less decided on a Canon 40d but decesion can wait till mid Jan.

Happy diving and all the very best for the new year.

Ajith
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Posted 30 December 2007 - 05:54 AM

Welcome Ajith. The folks on Wetpixel will gladly help you spend your money.
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Posted 30 December 2007 - 05:56 AM

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 12:31 AM

Hello Ajith and welcome to Wetpixel

Its been many, many years since I dived at Sri Lanka. I remember hiring some very dodgy kit from a chap at Galle (the deceased was reported to have said "it'll probably be alright" :P )

We found a very picturesque tanker which I was told had been sunk by a Japanese torpedo. The hole in its side seemed to confirm this.

Anyway, I hope the diving is as good for you as I fondly remember it.

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#5 n2addict

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 11:50 PM

Hello Ajith and welcome to Wetpixel

Its been many, many years since I dived at Sri Lanka. I remember hiring some very dodgy kit from a chap at Galle (the deceased was reported to have said "it'll probably be alright" :P )

We found a very picturesque tanker which I was told had been sunk by a Japanese torpedo. The hole in its side seemed to confirm this.

Anyway, I hope the diving is as good for you as I fondly remember it.

Kind regards, Tim


Hi Tim,

The diving is great the driving is not!

I think the tanker you are refering to is the "Conch" which belonged to the Shell company.

Sri lanka diving is still great an still as "adventurous" as you remeber it. But we have a great time which is the main thing. Hope you ill be able to make it back here sometime soon.

BTW I m just waiting for the current conflict to end. we will then have the best wreck diving in the World.
Happy Diving

Ajith