You can also snorkel off the beach at Unawatuna, though there’s not much to see except a few colorful fish. The best snorkeling is about 1 km offshore, hence you will need to hire the Submarine dive school’s glass-bottom boat. Snorkeling equipment could also be hired from them as well as from a couple of cheaper shacks nearby on the beach. Please be sure to check out all snorkeling equipment you hope to hire as there are plenty of dud masks and snorkels in circulation.
A lot of locals surf at Unawatuna, although the waves are not as good as nearby Hikkaduwa or Midigama. Boards can be rented on the beach near the diving school.