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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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Friendly Instructor

The instructors were very friendly and helped us with the basics of Scuba (as few of us were first timers). The dive went on well - enjoyed the coral views. Visibility was little... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Chennai, India
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Chennai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The instructors were very friendly and helped us with the basics of Scuba (as few of us were first timers). The dive went on well - enjoyed the coral views. Visibility was little less. Would recommend early morning dives for tourists planning a dive in Hikkaduwa. Post our dive, we had lunch and a friendly cricket match with the Scuba... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very well trained and accommodating instructors. Really made my first dive a beautiful experience, would highly recommend to all. Would like to than Ishara, and the rest of the team for making me feel safe and for being so kind and patient. Will be diving with you guys soon!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Situated just past the beach area which can be accessed from the main beach or if driving you can enter from the hotel. The equipment was in general good condition. All staff were friendly and helpful. No NITROX available. The boat was a decent size but no toilet. A 2x tank dive will cost you $70. T-shirts are $10 Briefings... More 

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Sunbury-on-Thames, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We could sadly only do one dive while in Hikkaduwa but we were so glad to have chosen these guys. It had been a while since our last dive and they were the only people that suggested a short check dive. This was no hassle at all but made me feel like they were taking it seriously and were very... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were at Hikkaduwa for a mini vacation, and had planned for scuba diving but had not booked before hand. Since we were staying at Coral Sands, and didn't want to experiment with local diving places, we chose IDS and were happy with our decision. Didn't even check with the prices at other places, but the prices by the school... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Made my Advanced Open Water diver course in Feb 2017. Everything was amazing: cool and friendly staff, сlear learning, big comfortable boat and unforgettable experience of diving with tropical fish and wreck ship. Sachin and the team, thank you for making my vacation really cool!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was there in February 2017. The gide was very profesuonal i highly recommened. His name is Sachin Hansaka

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I did the discover scuba diving with 3 other friends here. We were all first timers, and had a great experience! The staff is very professional, and fun! The instructors are friendly and make you feel at ease very quickly. I don't know how to swim properly, but they made me feel very comfortable at sea, so kudos to them!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It had been several years since I had been diving and the team at International Diving School did a great job of refreshing me. My friend is a dive master and they were able to accommodate both of us and our varying skill levels. Sachin and staff were all amazing; super professional and friendly. They really went above and beyond;... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We had 5 dives here in february. The visibility was not super, so We did not get the full pleasure of all the sites. The center is placed right at the beach and the staff is very friendly. We told the guides We wanted to see some special moray, so They tried really hard to fullfill our request. Best site... More 

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