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Island Scuba

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43/10 Beach Road | La Voile Blanche, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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We did a couple of days diving with Jez, Ashok and the team out of the Nilaveli base. We rented... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PetexxxBris
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Superb diving in Nilaveli!

We spent an amazing weekend in Nilaveli completing the PADI Open Water certification with Island... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jaliya_Wijewardene
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Owned and managed by divers with a passion for exploration, underwater photography and marine conservation with years of local and international experience we have been diving in Colombo and around Sri Lanka for more than 15 years and have a wealth of experience including discovering and documenting many local dive sites.Island Scuba aims to provide fun, knowledge based dive experiences with a personal touch and an emphasis on customer service and safety.
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43/10 Beach Road | La Voile Blanche, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a couple of days diving with Jez, Ashok and the team out of the Nilaveli base. We rented our kit which was faultless and enjoyed relaxed pace diving in a very small group. It felt very safe and well organised, and were able...More

Thank PetexxxBris
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent an amazing weekend in Nilaveli completing the PADI Open Water certification with Island Scuba. Jez and the team were extremely professional and hospitable. Highly recommended!

Thank Jaliya_Wijewardene
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had our first dive for sri lanka and our choice to dive with island scuba was definitely worth it. The price was same like other diving schools and the equipment was really good, best i had in all my diving. Ashok our dive master...More

1  Thank Gybren M
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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

Had 3 amazing days of diving with these two legends! Wonderful underwaterworld, really nice team and good divers which care a lot about the environment! 10 out of 10, totally recommend to dive there! Ask for ashok and vunushan! :D

1  Thank smeila20
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

This is one of the best dive centres in Sri lanka The dive sites on the west coast are very good, also not too far out. The Sierra wreck being a must. The guys are very professiona,l and cater for all levels

Thank Eamonn Q
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Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

Good dive centre with excellent experienced staff. Captains are very experienced and dive sites are awesome. Some very cool wrecks.

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Reviewed March 9, 2017

We dived with the guys from island for two days (4 dives) and they were amazing. So helpful, safe and friendly, it was a pleasure to dive with them. All the staff were very helpful and accommodating from the people helping load the gear to...More

1  Thank DJDustB
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Reviewed March 6, 2017

Back after 2 years and 3 months at Island Scuba and Mt Lavinia/Colombo. As far as I'm concerned it's a wreck-junkie haven. Did 13 dives over 7 days (25 February - 3 March). Whale shark on Dive #1 on the 155-metre Thermopylae Sierra. The dive...More

2  Thank DivecrazyGoa
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Reviewed March 3, 2017 via mobile

I did my open water and advanced open water certifications with the fine folk at Island Scuba. Nishan and his staff were great. They made me feel very comfortable and gave me an amazing introduction to the underwater world. I fear I now have a...More

2  Thank James L
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

In summary, the daily running of the dive centre has been taken over by Micheal (whom I note has left a very positive review on Tripadvisor for Island Scuba, which he manages) and Teo. We encountered very little of the positive experiences that others have...More

8  Thank Tan A
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Nishan P, Owner at Island Scuba, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2017

Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry to hear that your experience was below expectation and disappointing. I have looked into the issues raise in your review and have taken steps to improve our service. We welcome constructive criticism and depend on it...More

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Vaibhav K
April 9, 2018|
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Response from Nishan P | Property representative |
You can dive in Trincomalee in May. Our Colombo dive centre will be closed as it is southwest monsoon season. Please email us for more information on diving options in May.
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Prince A
September 3, 2017|
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Response from DivecrazyGoa | Reviewed this property |
My apologies for a delayed response, Prince A. Was off the grid. You would have landed smack in the middle of dive season changeover from East Coast to West Coast, so unless you really lucked out with dive operators in... More
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