Divinguru Unawatuna
Divinguru Unawatuna
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Scuba Diving in Sri Lanka is our passion! Thats why we opened our first Diving Centre 1999 at the beautiful Unawatuna Bay at the south coast of Sri Lanka. This is the official page of DIVINGURU UNAWATUNA, formerly known as Unawatuna Diving Centre, PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort, “The Original since 1999” and Sri Lanka's premier PADI Dive Resort, S-36133, and your gateway to the excitement and adventure of the underwater world! The Dive Centre is open every year from 15. October to 10. April from 8 am to 7 pm. The rest of the year, the month of the south west monsoon, with rough sea and bad visibility, we are operating at our DIVINGURU NILAVELI, PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort at the North East Coast of Sri Lanka under good diving conditions. The DIVINGURU UNAWATUNA is a fully authorized PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort. It offers Scuba Diving for beginners, Fun Dives, all kind of PADI Courses and Snorkeling Trips. The Dive Shop is managed by local and international team of PADI Dive Instructors.
Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
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2023

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(37 reviews)

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4.5 of 5 bubbles439 reviews
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lillibhrt
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
I really had the best time in my 3 months internship with Divinguru Unawatuna. Every crew member accepted me from the beginning and they were always a great help in my whole journey.
The divemaster and also boatmen are really trustworthy, they know there places really well and are always honest about conditions and everything around. Norbert and Elli are really the best instructors. Of course I had really much fun in my course but also how they act with the other students especially with the beginners is just amazing.
I will definitely come back and hope to see all of them again (: 🩵
Written 17 April 2024
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Thank you Lilli very much for your review! It was a pleasure to have you in our team and we wish you all the best in your future :) Take care and you are more than welcome to dive with us again on your next trip to Sri Lanka.
Written 18 April 2024
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Vitaly G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Online booking allowed me to plan my vacation. Discount for booking in advance was a pleasant bonus.
At first I planned to get only OWD certification and some fun dives. Dive center staff helped me get the most out of my limited vacation time. As a result I got OWD, AOWD and Enriched Air certification.
My instructor, Norbert, has perfect English, so I had no trouble understanding him even though English isn't my native language. During the dives I felt safe and comfortable.
Once the skills were finished, training dives turned into fun dives. We were watching underwater life. Norbert drew my attention to sneaky aquatic life, so that I wouldn't have missed them.
It took some time for me to master buoyancy control, but once I did, I had wonderful time exploring underwater world.
Dive center organized pick up and drop off by tuk-tuk. It was very convenient and the driver was very nice. Unlike many other tuk-tuk drivers, he didn't try to suggest unwanted services.
I am extremely happy I chose this dive center to start my journey into the underwater world.
Written 30 March 2024
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Thank you Vitali for your 5 star review and congratulation on passing the PADI OWD course with us. We are happy that you chose our dive school for the PADI course and liked the whole diving experience with us. You are more than welcomed to dive with us again on your next trip to Sri Lanka. Keep diving! Take care and see you next time :)
Written 16 April 2024
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David V
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Had such a good time doing my PADI Open Water course at Divinguru. It was such an amazing experience well well qualified, and very well english speaking instructor. Ellie made us feel very comfortable in the water and helped us to have the best diving experience. Thank you so much, I will never forget it! The start of many new adventures under water.
Written 21 February 2024
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Thank you David for your 5 star review and congratulation on passing the PADI OWD course with us. We are happy that you chose our dive school for the PADI course and liked the whole diving experience with us. You are more than welcomed to dive with us again on your next trip to Sri Lanka. Take care and see you nextime :)
Written 21 February 2024
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Ann M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
I chose to do my advanced open water course with Divinguru in Unawatuna and had the best time! The team were so lovely and my instructor, Norbert, was amazing. We did some really fun dives along with the learning and it was a great experience for me:)
Written 20 February 2024
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Thank you Ann Mary for your nice review and congratulation on passing the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course. We wish you many nice and safe dives around the world. Keep diving and see you nextime.
Written 21 February 2024
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Dams M
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Did my advanced open water with Yannis, I recommend warmly, every explanation was clear, smooth, I felt very secure the all time, he took his time to make sure everything was crystal clear, 100% security underwater and outside, the gear was top notch, you can go there without hesitation.
Written 10 February 2024
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Thank you very much Damien for your review and congratulation on becoming PADI Advanced Open Water Diver. We are happy to hear that you like our diving centre, equipment and felt safe at all times underwater. Safety is the highest priority in our diving centre so I'm glad that you felt comfortable while diving with us. You are more than welcome to join us anytime for diving on south or east coast of Sri Lanka.
Written 12 February 2024
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Nicco Guz
Vietnam2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
One of the best diving centers in my experience as a diver, I was able to finish my Rescue Diver course, my instructor was Kartik, he did everything in the world to make me understand the importance of a Rescue diver and today he is a great friend of my
Finally I did my Dive Master course with Norbert and Elli, it was an extraordinary adventure step by step, they helped me throughout the entire process, they advised me, educated me and turned me into a professional, I appreciate them very much and I will always be grateful for the support. Diving for me is incredible and I want to do it everywhere in the world but without a doubt in Sri Lanka the best is Divinguru.
Everything was very professional from the beginning. Thank you Hans for the trust and allowing the entire process. Today as a Dive Marster I feel lucky to start my studies with you. I will continue my new underwater adventures in other places but I always recommend “Divinguru.”
THANK YOU VERY MUCH 🙏🏾

Greetings to all
Nico 🤿
Written 3 February 2024
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THANK YOU VERY MUCH Nico for your nice 5* review. Congratulation on passing all courses up to the first professional level of PADI Divemaster. It was nice to see your progress during the past months. You became an experienced and professional guide and it was a pleasure to assist you on your way. We wish you many happy and safe dives around the world and good luck in your diving career.
Written 9 February 2024
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Mamta G
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Rental equipment excellent condition. Dive Master's very observant. Great brief/ debrief. Patiently clear queries. Did AOW Cert.
Written 28 January 2024
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Dear Mamta, thank you very much for reviewing our diving centre and congratulation on becoming PADI Advanced Open Water Diver. We are happy to hear that you liked our diving school and scuba diving in Unawatuna with us. We wish you many nice and safe dives around the world. Take care and warm regards, Ellie from Divinguru
Written 9 February 2024
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Alexandre W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
I had the most wonderful experience with Diving Guru. The whole team is very nice, and very professional. I felt instantly safe with them, and had a great fun while having my PADI open water certification. Thanks Yannis and Lili for your passion and your kindness, and your really good vibes ! And bravo Hans for the super great swimming pool and for creating a great team around you ;)

I definitely recommend going with them ! And I'll come back asap !
Written 27 January 2024
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Thank you very much Alexandre for your review and congratulation on becoming a qualified Open Water Diver. We are happy that you liked our dive centre, our team and the whole diving experience with us. We wish you many nice dives around the world.
Written 9 February 2024
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Melissa G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Very professional diving center. Ellie was an excellent teacher. She was calm, patient, kind and human. Her and the team took security seriously but it was still very fun.
Had a blast can’t wait for my next dive!
Written 24 January 2024
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Thank you very much Melissa for your review, it means a lot to hear your feedback. Congratulation on becoming PADI Open Water Diver, you did a great job during the whole course and I'm happy to hear that you felt safe while diving with us. I wish you many nice dives around the world.
Written 9 February 2024
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EdmundGoodwin
Leeds, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
I did my open water PADI, cannot recommend highly enough. Very professional and safe, whilst also lots of fun and time to see lots of cool stuff.
Written 19 January 2024
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Thank you very much Edmund for your review, it means a lot to hear your feedback. Congratulation on becoming PADI Open Water Diver, you did great during the whole course! Keep diving and don't hesitate to reach out on your next trip to Sri Lanka. Happy bubbles and see you next time. Best regards, Ellie from Divinguru
Written 20 January 2024
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