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DISCOVERY SCUBA DIVING (DSD) for Non-Certified Divers/Beginners

Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you.

Minimum Age: 10 Years

Dive Master PADI DISCOVERY SCUBA DIVING (DM – DSD) with basic dive theory lesson, short confined water training in confined open water and one boat dive up to 6 m depth) with one of our PADI Dive Masters at 8.30 am or 1.30 pm at our Dive Centre.
For every additional boat dive with our PADI Dive Master, we charge 50 Euro.
The Dive Master PADI DISCOVERY SCUBA DIVING takes a total of around 2 hours.

Dive Instructor PADI DISCOVERY SCUBA DIVING (I - DSD) with basic dive theory lesson, confined water training in a swimming pool or confined open water and one boat dive up to 12 m depth) with one of our PADI Dive Instructors at 8.30 am or 1.30 pm at our Diving Centre.
For every additional boat dive with our PADI Dive Instructor, we charge 50 Euro.
The PADI I - DSD takes a around 3 to 4 hours. After this experience you will get a Certificate of Recognition and you will be registered in the PADI Database.
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Important Information
Departure Point
NILAVELI DIVING CENTRE, PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort, S-23912, Ward No. 1, 9th Mile Post, Nilaveli 31010, Sri Lanka

Traveler pickup is offered
We offer free pick up between Trincomalee and Kuchchaveli (Trincomalee, Uppuveli, Nilaveli,
Departure Time
1:30 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Private transportation
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No infants allowed.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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By: Nilaveli Diving Centre
251 reviews
Advance Open Water
I was there at the end of September for obtaining my Advance Open Water and it was one of the most amazing
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Bengaluru, India
A great introduction to diving-Open Water course
I took my Open Water course with them and couldn't be more satisfied. The instructor, Supun, was very attentive
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
Well Organized and Fun
Me and my partner did 4 diving sessions on one day and we managed to spot Turtles, Stingrays, Cuttlefish and lots
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Celia C
Sierre, Switzerland
A good place to experience open water dives
My daughter, 14 years old, has done her open water certification with elarning on English and in a short time (3
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An amazing dive holiday destination
It was an amazing diving experience, the Suwami Rock and Navy island dives were just awesome, a lot of marine life
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First turtle
I had 2 days of diving with nice people. Enjoyed the long dives with good view, thanks to our divemaster. Thanks
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Sebastien P
Betton, Bretagne, France
Diving with NDC
My Son Esteban was taken with care by the whole team of NDC and special thank you for ashell. We did snorkeling
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Berlin, Germany
Great experience
My sister and me did two really nice and easy dives. All in all an absolutely enjoyable and relaxing experience
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Gold Coast, Australia
Diving with Nilaveli
Absolutely fantastic. Very professional company. Gear was great. Very safety conscious. Dive sites so close to the
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Weligama, Sri Lanka
Great Padi OWD Course!
I did my open water course here and my Instructor Ashel was awesome! Really friendly and professional. I had a
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Disappointing experience
My friend and I came here to do a refresh dive and 2 boat dives. The first surprise was that we were given an
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Irun, Spain
Very good experience
So good place to diving. They are very professionals and help you if you need something. Also you can see a lot of
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Queenstown, New Zealand
Professional. Quality. Safe.
So fortunate to have chosen these guys as it was the best possible dive experience I could’ve asked for during my
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Advanced Open Water and world of wonder below
What a great experience to acheieve advance open water with Ashel as an instructor. What a gem! The shop was well
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Good equipment and nice dives
We had a very good time at Nilaveli and Trincomalee diving centers. Gregor and Guillaume were very skills and good
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Key Details
  • Nilaveli Diving Centre
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, French, German
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