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In the morning turtles swim up to Hikkaduwa beach to make people happy by eating laminaria from their hands. Swim with turtles while the latter sun their carapaces on soundings. By the way, carapaces of old olive turtles can reach the size of 60-70 centimeters and weight of 40 kilos.
How to do?
2. Get the snorkeling mask and bunch of laminaria (seaweed). First bait the animals as hungry turtle is an angry turtle. Moreover from 7 till 10 am they have scheduled breakfast. After the meal you can pat turtles, take pictures with them or swim around. But don't ride a big turtle - as it can give a butt unintentionally... or intentionally:)
Photo: Hikkaduwa, After the breakfast, the turtles go further away from the shore, © Keith Wilson
Where to do?
The friendliest turtles of the island inhabit exactly this beach! You can feed laminaria to them, pat and even take a ride on their carapace.16