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Unawatuna Diving Centre Info & Unawatuna Diving Centre Equipment and Facilities

Our UNAWATUNA DIVING CENTRE was opened in 1999 and was PADI accredited in 2005 as a PADI Dive Resort as the first PADI Dive Centre in Unawatuna.

After nearly 10 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 2015 the Dive Centre managed by an international and local team of competent PADI Diveinstructors.

The spacious Diving Centre has a large inside and outside Sitting Area, a School Equipment Room, a private Equipment Room where you can store your private dive equipment, a School room for teaching PADI Courses, a Compressor Room, a Equipment Repair Room, an Office, a Kitchen, a Washroom, a private Shower area and upstairs of our Dive Shop Building two large Staff Rooms with Terrace & Sea View. 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 available, witch bring you yo 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, Wreck & Night Dives at our 16 different Unawatuna and Galle 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 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 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 Diver, PADI 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 two times a year students up to PADI Diveinstructor.

You can also improve your diving skills with us if you take one ore more of our offered PADI Speciality Course like Deep Diver, Wreck Diver, Night Diver an so on.

Since the beginning of the UNAWATUNA DIVING CENTRE security is of 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 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 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 first class accommodations (Beach Cabanas & Rooms) at our ROCKSIDE CABANAS HOTEL & RESTAURANT, 2 km south of our diving centre in Mihiripenna, directly at the calm Dalawella / Mihiripenna beach where you can watch every evening the the sea turtles from our beach restaurant.

At the UNAWATUNA DIVING CENTRE and also at ourROCKSIDE CABANAS HOTEL & RESTAURANT we speak at least English, German, Sinhala and Tamil.

We are looking forward to welcome you at our UNAWATUNA DIVING CENTRE, PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort, S-36133.

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




IMPORTANT CUSTOMER INFORMATION.

Be sure that you enter the real UNAWATUNA DIVING CENTRE,

“The Original” since 1999, PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort S-36133, presented by Hans (German) the owner and Andi (German) the base leader and PADI Course Director. You will find our sign boards at the street and beach side entrance with a blue dolphin in our Diving Centre Logo.


Some years before our direct neighbors opened a Dive Shop and operated under our name UNAWATUNA DIVING CENTRE or UNAWATUNA DIVE CENTRE. After our persistent complaints they have now “rebranded” their names to PEARL DIVERS, but inside their dive centre they are still using some time a board with our name:

UNAWATUNA DIVING CENTRE and a website with similar domain.

We want to stress that we do not have any business relations with this Dive Shop. We are operating completely separately and independently.

Ask for Hans the owner or our PADI Dive Instructors and look for the PADI authorized 5 Star IDC Dive Resort No. S-36133, then you will sure at our UNAWATUNA DIVING CENTRE - the right place.

The correct details are:
UNAWATUNA DIVING CENTRE
www.unawatunadiving.com,
www.tripadvisor.com
www.facebook.com/UnawatunaDivingCentre

NOT

UNAWATUNADIVECENTRE, PEARL DIVERS

In General:

We are Holidays & Diving in Sri Lanka

South Coast Diving, October to April

UNAWATUNA DIVING CENTRE
www.unawatunadiving.com

open 15.October to 10.April

How to find us:
From Galle coming from the right end of Unawatuna,
Beach Side, East of the Unawatuna Bay!!
Next to the Restaurant:
“Banana Garden” and “Summer Garden”

We offer:
SCUBA DIVING FOR BEGINNERS
PADI DIVING COURSES
FUN DIVES
BOAT TRIPS
SNORKELING TOURS

East Coast Diving, February to November

NILAVELI DIVING CENTRE
www.nilavelidiving.com

open 15. February to 15. November

TRINCOMALEE DIVING CENTRE
www.trincomaleedivingcentre.com

open 15. April to 10. October

We offer:
SCUBA DIVING FOR BEGINNERS
PADI DIVING COURSES
FUN DIVES
BOAT TRIPS
SNORKELING TOURS
WHALE & DOLPHIN WATCHING

The UNAWATUNA DIVING CENTRE, the NILAVELI DIVING CENTRE and the TRINCOMALEE DIVING CENTRE are run under the Sri Lanka registered company, CEYLON WATER SPORTS (PVT) LTD, PV 72779, 296 Matara Road, Mihiripenna /Thalpe, Galle, Sri Lanka.

Approved by the:

BOARD OF INVESTMENT OF SRI LANKA.

Fully Insured by:

V – INSURANCE GROUP, Corporate Authorized Representative of Willis Australia Limited

German Ownership, German Management, International
and Local PADI Diveinstructors and Dive Masters, International and local Staff

We are PADI authorized as:

UNAWATUNA DIVING CENTRE
PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort S - 36133

NILAVELI DIVING CENTRE
PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort S – 23912

TRINCOMALEE DIVING CENTRE
PADI Dive Resort S - 23912

In 2016 and also 2017 we received the PADI Green Star Award and we are also 100% Project Aware.

We donate 250 AUD/Month to Project Aware to protect the marine environment of our oceans.

In 2016 and also 2017 we received from PADI Asia Pacific the PADI Award for “Outstanding Contribution to the Diving Industry ”. We are proud to be the Number 1 on Diving Education with the most PADI Certifications in Sri Lanka.

We speak English, German, Singhalese and Tamil!!!



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