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Nilaveli Diving Centre

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Nilaveli, Sri Lanka
About Nilaveli Diving Centre
Scuba Diving in Sri Lanka is our passion! Thats why we opened our second Diving Centre 2011 at the beautiful Nilaveli Beach at the north east coast of Sri Lanka. This is the official page of the NILAVELI DIVING CENTRE, PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort, and Sri Lanka's premier PADI Dive Resort, S-23912 and your gateway to the excitement and adventure of the underwater world! The Dive Centre is open every year from 15. March to 15. November from 8 am to 7 pm. The rest of the year, the month of the north east monsoon, with rough sea and bad visibility, we are operating at our UNAWATUNA DIVING CENTRE, PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort at the South Coast of Sri Lanka, 5 km south of Galle under good diving conditions . The NILAVELI DIVING CENTRE is a fully authorized PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort. It offers Scuba Diving for beginners, Fun Dives, all kind of PADI Courses, Snorkelling Trips and Whale & Dolphin Watching . It is German owned and managed from a team of international PADI Diveinstructors.
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Refresher Dives

In the water, your PADI Professional will help you regain comfort and confidence in scuba diving.
You’ll practice a few safety-related skills and then go over anything you specifically want to review.
It makes you familiar to diving again, so that you really feel comfortable under water.
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6 hours
from $68.24

Private Coaching

Here you have one of our PADI Divemaster or PADI Dive Instructor all to yourself!

Why do I want a Private Coaching?

This is a very personal, educational and safe thing! Your personal Dive Guide can thus accompany adjust individually to YOU and can accompany and lead you during your dive. But why do you need a private dive?

A private dive is a good idea in the following cases:

Maybe you have just completed your Open Water Diver course and do not want to do the same with a group of divers or you just need a little more attention to feel safe.
Our diving spots (reef, rock, wreck) with different depths can be booked for your personal fun dives. Whether a beginner or an experienced diver, with us you will find a dive at your diving skill level which will meet both, your encourages and demands. Best you're discussing your dives with our Professionals. Thus we can personally adjust to you to meet your diving experience and diving skills.
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6 hours
from $68.24

Private Adventure Dive

You can choose what you’re most interested in learning. Need to work on your buoyancy skills? Try the Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure Dive. Want to know what you’re looking at down there? Try the AWARE - Fish Identification or Underwater Naturalist Adventure Dives.

Adventure Dives, from 10 years:


Boat Diving


Peak Performance


Fish Identification

Adventure Dives, from 12 years:

Deep Diving

Drift Diving

Search & Rescue

Wreck Diving

Night Diving
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2 days
from $73.92

Padi Advanced Open Water Diver Course

That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.
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3 days
from $255.88

Padi Rescue Diver

You learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.

The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills.
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4 days
from $352.55
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I was there at the end of September for obtaining my Advance Open Water and it was one of the most amazing experience in my life. All the instructors are really professional and extremely clear in the explanations. I will take my divemaster with them for sure. Really
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Response from Hans Georg K, Inhaber at Nilaveli Diving Centre
Responded Oct 30, 2019
Thank you very much!! You are welcome back any time!! Regards Hans & the NDC Service, Booking & Diving Team
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I took my Open Water course with them and couldn't be more satisfied. The instructor, Supun, was very attentive and professional all the way. He knew when I needed to repeat an exercise and when it was ok to move on. On any moment I didn't feel pressure to "move on" and finish
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Me and my partner did 4 diving sessions on one day and we managed to spot Turtles, Stingrays, Cuttlefish and lots of other life. So pleased with the service, we did snorkelling as well with them in Pigeon Island. I get easily tired swimming and the instructor was there
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My daughter, 14 years old, has done her open water certification with elarning on English and in a short time (3 days) at Nilaveli Diving Center. She was often see sick during the skills and that was new for her. She persisted and managed to have fun on the last dive at least.
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It was an amazing diving experience, the Suwami Rock and Navy island dives were just awesome, a lot of marine life at Navy Island and the Suwami Rock was a very calming space, it was organised by the Nilaveli dive Center, the dive masters and the boat crew were great guys. I
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