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East Coast Diving

NILAVELI DIVING CENTRE, PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort S-23912

Open 15. March to 15. November, daily 8 am to 7 pm

Our NILAVELI DIVING CENTRE was opened in 2010 and was PADI accredited in the same year as a PADI Dive Resort.

After nearly 4 years operating time, in 2014 the Diving Centre was upgraded into an PADI 5 Star Dive Resort and in 2016 into a PADI 5 Star IDC (Instructor Development Centre) Dive Resort. Since 2014 the Dive Centre managed by an international and local team of competent PADI Dive instructors.

The spacious Diving Centre has a inside and outside sitting area, a school equipment room, a school room for teaching PADI courses, a compressor room, an equipment repair room, and an office area, a small tea kitchen, and a private shower area. We have a large cleaning basin for your equipment and afterwards your suit can dry perfectly in the shade. You can see that all is taken care of.

First class compressors (made by BAUER, Germany) speedy fill our eighty 12 L Aluminum Diving Tanks with DIN or INT connectors. For children we provide also four 8 L Aluminum Diving Tanks. We are also filling NITROX at our Compressor Room and provide this for our divers free of charge.

We have around 30 complete sets of Rental Dive Equipment (BDC, Regulator, Mask, Fins, Belts, Weight) of all different sizes in stock. There are five diving boats with roof and shade available, witch bring you to the desired diving locations. It takes around 5 to 30 minutes boat ride depending on the dive spot.

Every boat contains a maximum of 5 divers and one dive guide (Dive Master or Diveinstructor). At our Diving Base you have the possibility to practice mostly boat dives with all grades of difficulties suitable for beginners and experienced divers.

We offer Reef, Rock, Deep & Night Dives at our different Nilaveli and Trincomalee Dive Sites with different depth from 6 up to 32 meters. Our morning dives, two dives with a surface interval on the diving boat starts every day at 9 am. You have to be on our Dive Centre at 8.30 am for registration, assembling the dive equipment and the briefing. You will be back at our base at around 12 noon to 1 pm depending on the distance of the dive sites.

Our afternoon dive(s) one or two dives with a surface interval on the diving boat starts every day at 2 pm. You have to be on our Dive Centre at 1.30 pm for registration, assembling the dive equipment and the briefing. You will be back at our Diving Base at around 3.30 pm or around 5 pm depending on the dive site(s).

Our Diving School offers PADI Diving Courses for beginners and advanced divers, e.g. “Discovery Scuba Diving, DSD” (minimum age 10 years), beginner courses (PADI Scuba Diver, PADI Open Water Diver, continue to PADI Adventure DiverPADI Advanced Open Water Diver.and PADI Rescue Diver up to PADI Pro Level, PADI Dive Master & PADI Dive instructor. We are the only PADI Dive Resort in Sri Lanka with an own PADI Course Director who teach one times a year students up to PADI Dive instructor.

You can also improve your diving skills with us if you take one or more of our offered PADI Speciality Courses like Deep Diver, Fish Identification, Dive Against Debris, Night Diver and so on.

We als offer Snorkeling Trips and Boat Tours to the Pigeon Island Marine Park and to the Coaral Island every morning at 9 am and at 2 pm. You have to be at 8.30 am or 1.30 pm at our Diving Centre.

Our Whale &Dolphin Watching Trips starts every morning 5.45 am from our Diving Centre. You have there at 5.30 am.

Since the beginning of the NILAVELI DIVING CENTRE security is of the greatest importance to us. First we introduce you to all details of our Dive Centre and provide a detailed briefing for the dives and chosen to dive Spots. In addition our diving base has a Stationary Oxygen Supply and portable DAN Systems for our diving boats. The boat guides, diving guides and dive instructors are all trained in first aid assistance.

Regularly the crew practice Rescue Training where you can participate on request. After the Fun Dives or PADI Diving Courses all divers and non divers sit together, enjoy a cup of Ceylon Tea and exchange their impressions and experiences. For recreation there are in front of our Diving Centre some beach beds, tables and chairs with sun umbrellas. An open air restaurant next to our base offers refreshments, snacks, lunch and dinner. In the evening we can sit together and chat by a beer while watching the beautiful sunset.

We also offer accommodations Budget Accommodation at our NILAVELI BEACH HOSTEL around 500 m away from our Diving School.

At the NILAVELI DIVING CENTRE we speak at least English, German, Sinhala and Tamil.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at our NILAVELI DIVING CENTRE, PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort, S-23912.

Everybody is welcome!! Diving is FUN!! Meet the Professionals!! Dive with US!!