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International Diving School

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Address: Coral Sands Hotel, Hikkaduwa, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
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+94 71 725 1024
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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International Diving School, the premier diving school in Sri Lanka offers...

International Diving School, the premier diving school in Sri Lanka offers diving experiences and certification at its centers in Hikkaduwa and Trincomalee.

October to April - Hikkaduwa (Diving Only)

May to September - Trincomalee (Diving & Water Sports)

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extarordinary nice and very competent team

Very nice, competent and focused team. And patient :) The dive master always kept an eye on us and simultaneously looked out for special sightings to show us. Amazing dive spots... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Vienna, Austria
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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice, competent and focused team. And patient :) The dive master always kept an eye on us and simultaneously looked out for special sightings to show us. Amazing dive spots - we saw a lot there!

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I spent about 6 days diving at Hikkaduwa with the International Diving School. I really wanted to thank Sachin and the team helping me successfully complete my AOWD and for an amazing experience: Well organized and secure diving at nice dive sites.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spend 3 days diving with these guys, who have found the perfect combination between laid-back friendly and a professional attitude. (They are both!) Tucked against the Coral Sands hotel their operation may look small, but they have a big team of experienced PADI divers who are very welcoming an helping in everything you need. Very patient and supporting in the... More 

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Thank SamuelDeRycke
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had approximately 8 dives and a Padi course with Sachin and his team. We felt always secure and saw so many beautiful dive spots. The ultimate climax was the show up of a whale shark and a stingray. Thank you for these extraordinary experience!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my Wife chose the 100usd discover scuba for whole day (2 dives ) on 29 Dec and it was not only a great value for money but also a great experience. Neither of us are great swimmers and it was our very first time into the ocean ( have done snorkelling before ) and we were a bit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The diving didn't blow my mind, but this dive shop is so good! It's well organized and the guides are very skilled. I have 70 dives under my belt but hadn't dived in 18 months. They asked me to do a quick underwater test to be sure I was ready for a 30 meter dive. It took 10 minutes and... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Professional and very friendly team, with a good reputation and a long history -- the diving school was established by the father of the current dive instructor and the school manager Sachin. For me, it was a very comfort diving experience and training, the team is trustworthy. English and German languages are available.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did my Open Water certification here a few weeks back and it was excellent. Very professional, friendly, superb safety standards and equipment was in very good condition. Was instructed in smaller groups meaning that it was very personal. Would highly recommend anyone to dive here if they're in Sri Lanka. Thanks Sachin and his team A+++.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've never dived before but always wanted to. I checked out a few reviews on TripAdvisor and the guys here fully live up to the hype! An experienced diver in my hostel also said he thought it was easily the best dive school he'd been to and wished he'd learnt here. I took advantage of the 100dollar discovery day; consisted... More 

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Thank Josh A
Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to enquire about diving and I asked about life jackets on the boats. Life Jackets, why would you need those, if you are going diving? The whole "school" seemed very unsafe to me and there were no life jackets on any of the tourists boats either. Avoid

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Thank mary5711
Somadasa D, Manager at International Diving School, responded to this review

Dear Mary, Firstly thank you for taking time to write a review on us. And please be aware before writing this type of review that divers don't need the life jackets as their BCD (Buoyancy Compensator Device) works as a life jacket when its inflated. But even if so, we have rescue floats on the boat for the safety. Could... More 

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