A coastal resort town in the district of Trincomalee, Nilaveli is a popular tourist destination due to its beautiful beach and rich biodiversity that surrounds it. Your snorkeling boat tour organized by Lakpura will take you to the Pigeon Island National Park which is about one kilometer away from the shores of Nilaveli. Covering a total area of over 470 hectares this National Park consists of some of the best remaining coral reefs of Sri Lanka making it much more important to protect these marine miracles. More than one hundred species of corals and over three hundred species of reef fish have been recorded in the park. Reef sharks as well as visiting sea turtles can be found in these shallow waters.