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Unawatuna Diving Centre

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| Peellagoda, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 244693
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Awesome place, gr8 team!!!

Rohana, is my diving Guru!! He made me fall in love with diving and I didn't even know him before I... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
Manoj K
via mobile
Worst dive centre I have ever experienced

We went to this dive resort having read the great reviews from TA. I can confirm this is the worst... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Montreal, Canada
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The official page for UNAWATUNA DIVING CENTRE, PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort, Unawatuna and Sri Lanka's premier PADI Resort, S-36133, and your gateway to the excitement and adventure of the underwater world! UNAWATUNA DIVING CENTRE is a fully aoutorized PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort located on beautiful Unawatuna Beach, in the Indian Ocean. German ownership, European managed, we conduct all levels of PADI courses from DSD through to Dive Instructor Level and also run snorkel tours.We teach in English and German.As the longest running and most established Diving Centre in the region we offer quality diving courses where safety and PADI standards are always paramount. We also offer fantastic accommodation or very close by at our ROCKSIDE CABANAS HOTEL & RESTAURANT. With friendly and professional staff, UNAWATUNA DIVING CENTRE guarantees you the best time both in and out of the water. At our centre we have a secure private equipment room for divers with their own equipment. All our rental equipment is new, with Scuba Pro regulators and Scuba Pro BCDs that are regularly maintained. Our tanks are filled onsite by trained staff using our Bauer compressor in a clean and designated room wit a well maintained filter system. We pride ourselves on our friendly staff who are always happy to help and answer any questions and our renewed and insured PADI Divemasters and Instructors. With over 16 dive sites all accessible within 20 minutes on one of our five dive boats and with depths ranging from 5m to 30m our beach front dive centre is the place to head to further your education or see the wonders of the underwater world for the first time.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
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| Peellagoda, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 244693

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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Rohana, is my diving Guru!! He made me fall in love with diving and I didn't even know him before I visited Unawatuna!!!! I visited Lanka in December last year and was lucky to include Unawatuna in my itinerary, that was the best thing that...More

Thank Manoj K
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We went to this dive resort having read the great reviews from TA. I can confirm this is the worst Dive Centre I have ever been to. We mentioned that we had not been diving for a while and so we were told we would...More

Thank alexisonsmith
Renate K, Diving Instructor at Unawatuna Diving Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Hi Alexisonsmith, We at Unawatuna Dive Centre would like to acknowledge your feedback. On the other hand, we would like to clear things up with the whole scenario in able to shed & provide everyone a better view on your experience. First of and as...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

I had 3 wreck dives with Sadeesh. Had a really good experience. Hans and all staffs are very friendly and accommodating. I will definitely come back to dive with them.

Thank KelvinChong
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Did 6 fun dives here including the nitrox course. Had a really good experience, the set-up is very professional and the dive instructors were competent and good fun. Sadeesh was a really good instructor and navigator during my fun dives, and knew the best dive...More

Thank Joshua M
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

The diving school is founded by the German Hans who even has two other schools at the East coast. We were in Unawatuna at the end of the season. Therefore visibility was okay but could have been better. The owner seems a bit tight-lipped but...More

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Renate K, Owner at Unawatuna Diving Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Thank you very much for your review. We are all happy that you enjoid the dives with us and our staff especially Sadhess take care of you. I am the owner and I am normally not light-lipped, but please except that I have a lot...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017

We signed up for two dives. We got equipment in good conditions, staff was professional and atmosphere was relaxed. After 10 minutes underwater it was clear that the visibility is very poor and we surfaced. We got back to shore and they didn't charge at...More

Thank Roy W
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We came for 4 days fun diving at UDC. It was a great and unforgettable time. Staff is super friendly, helpful, they try to fulfill your wishes as good as possible ! Good equipment, boat staff are really friendly they help you getting ready and...More

Thank Rimsi
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Due to visibility conditions (close to off-season) we could only do one dive and stopped another one. We enjoyed diving with a very nice crew of locals, good equipment and a well organized and safe diving centre. Thanks for the nice wreckdive to our divemaster...More

Thank premedic
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Did 2 wreck dives on 25 Mar. Visibility wasn't excellent in the day but it was all made good with Sadeesh, super fantastic dive master, and the funny dive pals around. Sadeesh is not only a good dive master, his friendliness and helpfulness resulted in...More

Thank Raymond T
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

5 stars PADI certified center. The staff was very helpful and kind, great taking care of equipment. I felt confident with them. I had only one fun dive with Sadeesh because of equalize problem. Took more time than other divers of the same team to...More

Thank Mouna H
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Graeme H
21 May 2017|
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Response from Renate K | Property representative |
From 15. October!! Check our website! unawatunadiving Regards Hans and Team
14 April 2015|
Response from Renate K | Property representative |
No!! Only 15 Liter Tanks available!!
14 April 2015|
Response from Renate K | Property representative |
All Dives are boat dives. I you wish we can carry your tanks to our dive boat. Request from our Dive Masters. Regards Hans and the whole NDC Service, Booking & Diving Team