Trinco Bay Dive Center
Trinco Bay Dive Center
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Scuba & SnorkellingShark DivingBoat ToursPrivate ToursDolphin & Whale Watching
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Trinco Bay Dive Center was established in 2013 by Thaminda K.Kumara, an IDC Staff Instructor since 2014. With 20 years’ experience working in dive industry, he has built up a great reputation for safety and professionalism in Sri Lanka and the greater diving community. Sahan Damayantha, Thaminda’s nephew, is currently managing dive shop, as well as working as a PADI OWSI instructor. They both currently operate Trinco Bay PADI 5 Stars Dive Resorts in Sri Lanka. Trinco Bay Dive Center is a fully authorized PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort. We offer the full range of PADI courses; from Discovery SCUBA Diving for the beginner, to the Divemaster program for those wanting to go pro. Our centers offer courses and instructors in multiple languages, including English, German, Chinese, Russian, French and Italian
Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
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Henrik B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Perfect spot for doing your PADI open water course! I could choose between different instructors from Europe or locals, so I choose Armin and we had the course in German. He explained everything calm and slow so i could ask question if i had any. Even underwater everything he showed me was clear and easy to understand. We saw many different fishes and even some statues under the water. The diving was so much fun that I decided to do two more fun dives in the same week. At the dive center they also offered Discovery Dives and PADI advanced courses. I did not compare the prices to other dive centers but one other guy I met there told me it was the cheapest around.
Would definitely recommend this dive center.
Written January 13, 2020
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Dear Guest! Thank you for taking time to write your comments and appreciation on Tripadvisor. We always welcome feedback from our valued guests to help us maintain and improve our services. It gives us great pleasure in knowing that you had an enjoyable diving with us . Thank you for diving with us and we hope you will return soon.
Written February 3, 2020
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Max222
The Netherlands3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
I found the Trinco Bay Diving Center by PADI official site. I decided to go with the Open Water course and they offer for me hostel accommodation. I choose their accommodation because they are giving special discounts for diving customers.
I found Ernest my instructor (SAHAN) to be very personable, clear and calm in his teaching. This gave me confidence throughout the dives and made the experience very positive.
I would Highly recommended get your Open Water Certification With Instructor SAHAN
Written February 15, 2020
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StephenPalomar
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
We took a snorkeling trip to pigeon island and it was an awesome experience.
The whole team of people took great care of us responsibly and professionally.
Also we got some super nice pictures taken by Sahan and he sent them to us immediately after our trip.
It was so cool to swim with the sharks.
Also great for families with young kids.
Written March 11, 2020
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Runi2
Switzerland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
I took the trip this morning with Trinco Bay Dive Center.All the arrangements were on point.
Guys are really professional, treating the whales nicely, don't rush like other companies do and they really care about environment.
They seem to have eagle eyes like an inner radar for spotting the whales and position the boat in a great spot for getting a beautiful view of the whales. Besides many blue whale encounters we've had also luck to see spinner dolphins playing along our boat.
I definitely recommend the crew from Trinco Bay Dive Center and definitely do to it again with you guys!!!
Written February 9, 2020
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Dear Guest! Thank you for taking time to write your comments and appreciation on Tripadvisor. We always welcome feedback from our valued guests to help us maintain and improve our services. It gives us great pleasure in knowing that you had an enjoyable diving with us . Thank you for diving with us and we hope you will return soon.
Written February 10, 2020
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Shean J
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
The trainer Sahan knowshis stuff. He was capable of teaching my chinese gf to breath and snorkel within the first 10 mins. Pigeon island is to DIE FOR. The best visit in Sri lanka by far
Written March 1, 2020
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achoix
Delft, The Netherlands1,546 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
We came as a family to four: two adults and two kids ages 13 and 10. This was the first time diving in open water for the kids and the dive instruction team were excellent. I am a Scuba instructor myself so I appreciate a friendly, professional team.

The kids had an introduction session in the pool before we all headed out in a boat. We were taken to a place that was maximum 10 meters deep. It was an excellent place full of fish and corals.

As a professional myself, I highly recommend this place especially for families. Great team, good English, and wonderful service.
Written February 16, 2020
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Josh L
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
Would highly recommend for anybody looking to do their open water course or any diving in general. My instructor, Jasmine, was super friendly and a very good teacher. All the instructors were really welcoming which gave the dive centre a lovely vibe. Had a great few days diving with these amazing people :)
Written February 12, 2020
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Joel Anita
Berlin, Germany2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We’ve been wanting to take our open water certificates for a long time and ended up choosing Trinco Bay Dive Center as the reviews were great. Our Instructor ( SAHAN ) was so friendly and always ready to answer whatever the questions I raised. He was really calm and patient with us during the course, and during the dives he provided us the comfort and the confidence to find our feet. Equipment was very well and included all what you need for comfortable and safe diving.
HIGHLY recommend if you wanna go diving in Trincomalee!!
Written February 6, 2020
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Dear Guest! Thank you for taking time to write your comments and appreciation on Tripadvisor. We always welcome feedback from our valued guests to help us maintain and improve our services. It gives us great pleasure in knowing that you had an enjoyable diving with us . Thank you for diving with us and we hope you will return soon.
Written February 10, 2020
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josh234
Germany1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
On the first trip of Sri Lanka, we were lucky to spot almost 5 giant Blue Whales and lot of Dolphins. We were able to take some fantastic vidoes & photos as the captain seemed to know where to at the right time.
The team is very professional and friendly , they really understand what customer service.
Highly recommended. Thanks you Trinco Bay Dive Center for an amazing experience.
Written February 2, 2020
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Dear Guest! Thank you for taking time to write your comments and appreciation on Tripadvisor. We always welcome feedback from our valued guests to help us maintain and improve our services. It gives us great pleasure in knowing that you had an enjoyable diving with us . Thank you for diving with us and we hope you will return soon.
Written February 3, 2020
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Christoffer H
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
My girlfriend and I spent three days diving here - and we had the best time! Super friendly staff, very competent and fun people to spend time with. Dive sites had plenty of fish and also some really cool rock formations and swim-throughs. My girlfriend did the PADI open water certification course with Gigi (instructor), who was very good at explaining everything and make you feel safe. She is also super friendly and helpful with local advice on places to visit in Weligama area. Malraj (divemaster) was really cool and good at spotting underwater things to see. We felt very much at home and will definitely come back. Strongly recommended.
Written February 5, 2020
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Dear Guest! Thank you for taking time to write your comments and appreciation on Tripadvisor. We always welcome feedback from our valued guests to help us maintain and improve our services. It gives us great pleasure in knowing that you had an enjoyable diving with us . Thank you for diving with us and we hope you will return soon.
Written February 10, 2020
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