Nilaveli Diving Centre Info & Nilaveli Diving Centre Equipment and Facilities

Diving in Sri Lanka is our passion! That’s why we opened our first Diving Centre in 1999 at the beautiful Unawatuna Bay at the south coast of Sri Lanka and our second Diving Centre in 2010 at the north east coast of Sri Lanka in Nilaveli, 12 km north of Trincomalee and the third one 2014 in Uppuveli, 3 km north of Trincomalee. That’s how we can practice Scuba Diving at the south and north east cost of Sri Lanka in Trincomalee, Nilaveli and Unawatuna the whole year round.

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 provide also NITROX (Enriched Air) free of charge.

We have around 30 complete sets of Rental Dive Equipment (BCD, 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 (Divemaster or Dive Instructor).
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 with a depth from 6 to 30 meters starting every day at 8:30 and 13:30 for one or two dives. Our Dive Boats have sunroofs for shade and environmentally friendly four stroke Yamaha outboard engines for max. 5 divers and one dive guide. The boat ride takes around 5 to 30 minutes.

Our Diving School offers Try Diving, PADI Discover Scuba Diving (DSD), PADI Courses from Open Water up to Divemaster. We also offer once a year the Instructor Development Course (IDC) at our SCUBA ACADEMY in Nilaveli. In 2016, 2017 and 2018 we received also from PADI Asia Pacific the PADI Award for “Outstanding Contribution to the Diving Industry”. We are proud to be the Number 1 in Diving Education with the most PADI Certifications in Sri Lanka.

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

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.

After the Fun Dives or Diving Courses all divers and non divers sit together, enjoy a cup of Ceylon Tea or a drink and exchange their impressions and experiences. 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 (Beach Cabanas & Rooms) at the HIGH PARK HOTEL.

At the NILAVELI DIVING CENTRE we speak English, German, Czech, Sinhala and Tamil.
We are looking forward to welcome 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!!


In General: We are Holidays & Diving in Sri Lanka


PADI Dive Resort S – 26837

East coast, open 15. March to 10. October



PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort S – 23912

East coast, open 15. March to 15. November



PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort S – 36133

South coast, open 15. October to 10. April

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, 294 Matara Road, Mihiripenna /Thalpe,Galle, Sri Lanka.

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Fully Insured by:

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