Pigeon island is miniature island protected as national park on North East of Sri Lanka. It can be reached by boat from Nilaveli on east coast. Pigeon island is well known by the most beautiful coral reef in Sri Lanka and colorful underwater world. We don´t dive, but we love to snorkel. And those corals on Pigeon island are really beautiful. They are mostly in red, orange and sometimes strange pink shades. They are so close to the coast that even little kids that don´t feel safe in deep waters can snorkel there. But sadly there are also a lot of dead corals to be found on island shores, which is the effect of tourism. Corals are great, special, colorful and unusual animals that we have to care for and protect them. One way to protect them is limited visitation of endangered areas.
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