Just 1 1/2 hours from Dambulla, Nilaveli is the diving capitol of eastern shores of Sri Lanka. Most popular is the Pigeon Island which is just 5 minutes boat ride off Nilaveli beach is a marine sanctuary and a paradise for snorkeling and diving. This is a great picnic destination from Governor's Gangula, will provide the picnic meals, go snorkeling and diving and return in the evening.