As well as being a haven for many exotic species of land animal, Sri Lanka is also home to one of the world’s most impressive underwater sights. The great blue whale, the largest living creature on the planet, is known to frequent Sri Lanka’s waters, and seeing a specimen in the wild is one of the most moving things you can experience. Head out under the waves with an expert of underwater photography on the trail of these majestic marine mammals. You’ll be equipped with a top-of-the-range camera capable of capturing high-quality photographs underwater.
As you explore the waters of the Indian Ocean, there are many other species of animal you may come across, including dolphin, ray and diverse sea birds. Once you have seen the blue whale in the flesh, there are just four of Sri Lanka’s Big 5 left to tick off during the rest of your time here – these are the sperm whale, sloth bear, elephant and leopard.