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Sri Lanka unveils its first ever underwater museum

Nalynn Dolan Caine |
Point de Galle in Sri Lanka, notable for its foreign population, has now unveiled its first ever underwater museum in the seas off Galle on the southern coast of the island country.

The underwater museum was constructed by naval officers in Galle which is a world heritage site and is the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers.

A large collection of artifacts and sculptures made by the navy has been placed in the museum and these unique sculptures have been produced from concrete and eco-friendly materials.

The museum will promote the formation of corals which will be an added beauty to the site.

The whole underwater museum has been set at a depth of around 50 feet (15.2 meters) in the Galle harbor area, providing a unique sightseeing experience for anyone including children, adults, experienced divers, scuba beginners as well as swimmers.

The Navy is also planning to build two more underwater museums in Trincomalee and Tangalle.

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