Unawatuna Diving Centre – Unawatuna
This is the official page of UNAWATUNA DIVING CENTRE, fully authorized PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort, “The Original since 1999” and Sri Lanka’s premier PADI Dive Resort, S-36133, and your gateway to embark on an exciting adventure of the underwater world! We offer you a perfect holiday, both under and above water. The Diving School is located around 5 kilometers south of the City of Galle on the Matara Road (A2 from Galle to Matara), at the end of Unawatuna, directly on the beautiful Unawatuna Beach, at the Indian Ocean at the South Coast of Sri Lanka.
The Dive Centre is open every year from 15th October to 10th April from 8 am to 7 pm. Between April 10th to November 15th, we operate from our NILAVELI DIVING CENTRE, PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort in the North East Coast of Sri Lanka, located 12 kilometers north of Trincomalee under good diving conditions, since the South Coast is hit by monsoons during the rest of the year, with rough sea and bad visibility.
The Unawatuna Bay has one of the most beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka. The bay is about 2 kilometers long and is dotted with palm trees and clear, blue waters. Our love and passion for diving is deep, and we provide the best of what diving has to offer in the southern coast of Sri Lanka.
We are currently the number 1 with the most PADI certifications in Sri Lanka with no compromises on quality and standards of diving. Our UNAWATUNA DIVE CENTRE is PADI GREEN STAR AWARDED and also PADI AWARD WINNER 2016, 2017 and 2018 for “Outstanding Contribution to the Diving Industry”. We are also 100% Project Aware and donate monthly 250 AUD to protect the marine environment in our oceans. We also try our best to organize reef and beach clean-ups, and participate in Dive Against Debris Dives.Read More
Diving On Sri Lanka’s South Coast
UNAWATUNA DIVING CENTRE
(Open Daily: 15. October To 10. April, 8 Am To 7 Pm, rest of the year closed because of south west monsoon)
SCUBA DIVING FOR BEGINNERS | FUN DIVES | DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING | REFRESHER DIVES | PADI COURSES & SPECIALITIES | SNORKELING TOURS
We can teach in English, German, Czech, Sinhala & Tamil.
Starting every day at 8:30 and 13:30 for one or two dives. We are fully equipped with all sizes of rental dive equipment and running our dives and PADI Courses with 5 up to 7 diving boats. We like to keep our dive groups small and simple with a maximum of 5 Fun Divers led by one Dive Guide (Divemaster or Dive Instructor).
We also run Fun Dives (Reef, Rock, Wreck, Deep & Night Dives) at our 16 different Unawatuna and Galle dive sites with different depths varying from 6 up to 32 meters. Attractions in Unawatuna and Galle are 3 good wrecks (Rangoon- 32 metres, SS Orestes- 22 metres, Galle Ship Wreck- 18 metres) where you can find a lot of different kind of fish life and corals.
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 conduct all levels of PADI Courses from DSD to Instructor Development Programmes. We have a team of international and local PADI Dive Instructors, PADI Divemasters and local boatmen. We also a permanent PADI Course Director in our team who conducts PADI Instructor Development Courses (IDC) twice a year at our UNAWATUNA DIVING CENTRE and twice a year at our NILAVELI DIVING CENTRE.
Come dive with us and have a life-changing experience underwater! Diving is our passion, and this passion is contagious.
When is Sri Lanka Diving Season?
The best time for diving on the south coast is from mid of October to mid of April. Sun is shining, sea is calm, visibility is good. From mid of April onwards the diving on the south coast is influenced by the south west monsoon. The sea becomes rough and heavy rain influences the dive conditions. Usually the south west monsoon carries more humid air from the Indian Ocean. Sometimes there are strong winds and rains but on average never longer than an hour or two. Daily sunshine is even during the monsoon period in average 8 hours a day. Day temperatures are around 30 to 32 Degrees Celsius and night temperatures 26 to 30 Degrees Celsius. Water temperature is the whole year between 26 and 30 Celsius. Bathing and swimming however is possible during the whole year due to the reefs protecting Unawatuna Beach and the Mihiripenna/Dalawella Beach from high waves.
Due to these conditions our UNAWATUNA DIVING CENTRE will be closed from 10. April till 15. October. No worries, we are moving to the east coast! Visit us in our TRINCOMALEE DIVING CENTRE our NILAVELI DIVING CENTRE on the untouched north-east coast Sri Lanka’s, 12 km north of Trincomalee, is open every year from 15. March to 15. November.
Scuba Diving In Unawatuna
Reviews from our valuable clients about Unawatuna Diving Centre.
The best dive center in Unawatuna
We have got OWD certificates in this diving center. We visited other diving centers before starting education here and I think this one is the best. Excellent service, professional and friendly staff, reasonable prices. They provide european level of service in Asia.
Great time diving with Unawatuna Diving Centre
When we checked out all the different dive centers near Mirissa Sri Lanka, Unawatuna was the most update, thorough and seemed more professional. They provided us a very good experience on a two dive boat trip. They followed all PADI guidelines very carefully and individualized the dive to our interests
Finished Open Water dive today
The centre was great in teaching me to complete my Open Water qualification which I started 13 years ago. I had 1:1 tuition and all explained well so it was easy to complete the theoretical and practical skills tests. The dives were on the reefs so there was lots of time to enjoy the fish etc as well as my demonstrating that I could do as needed. Nice friendly people.