The Prince Hienrich Patch – Scuba Dive Site – Mirissa

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This SCUBA dive site best accessible from Mirissa. The Prince Heinrichs Patch or Patch Point is full of alien rocks in different shapes and sizes. The name was given to this spot by Sri Lankan marine charts. This is one of the best sites to dive in Mirissa. Spotted are Bull Ray (Marble Ray), Giant Morays, Yellow Margin Morays, Blue Surgenfishes, Clown Triggerfishes and Honeycomb Moray Eels. (Updated on : 2019)

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The alien round rocks scattered on the floor are ballasts which were thrown out before reaching the shore by colonial ships. These rocks had kept them ballast when they sailed empty. Once emptied these ships were filled up with local spices and what-not and set sail again.

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Terms and conditions

Booking : Book online, call us or drop us an email.
Price :
 The price may slightly go up or down at the time of booking.
Payment : Full payment is settled prior starting the tour/excursion.
Days of the tour or the hours of excursion : The tour or the excursion is completed within mentioned time.
Per hour vehicle detention fee : 3 USD - Tuk Tuk / 5 USD Standard car & van
Weather : If weather conditions are unfavourable activities will be adjusted accordingly.
Today's Marine Forecast : Sri Lanka Department of Meteorology / Buoyweather
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Refund : Refund will be determined after reducing third party's and our costs.

About this dive site

Best season : November to April
Available : Everyday (weather permitting)
Best visibility : 1 of January - 31 of March
Arranging time needed : 1 hrs
Starting point : Mirissa or Weligama

Night dives : Surcharges - 1 tank 15 USD / 2 tanks 20 USD

Depth of the site : 20 met
From shore : 30 min
What to see : Rocks / Scenic / Fish
Ratings : Excellent Dharshana Jayawardena

Restrictions : Do not touch corals please. Be a responsible and ethical snorkeler and diver. No flash photography of ancient paintings. Cover your knees and shoulders before enter any temple. Do not leave plastics behind / Please do not feed wild animals.

Basic price includes : All gear / Boat / Dive master / Number of tanks as selected / 2 dives at one site / Bottled water / Gov tax.

Extra : Rent a pro underwater camera, here.

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Optional : A well-spoken local animal expert / historian could be arranged with an additional fee.

You may bring : Hat and sun glass / Sun cream

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