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“Enjoyed diving with them...”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Pearl Divers

Pearl Divers
Ranked #4 of 13 Tours in Unawatuna
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Owner description: We are Unawatunas friendliest, most professional & fully equipped diving center. We have recently opened our authorized PADI Resort S-23613 and have re branded to Pearl Divers so come and have a look at out new Pearl Divers website. Our team of ex navy and international dive instructors are waiting to greet you with big smiles and lots of great dive sites to visit.
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“Enjoyed diving with them...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

Dive master and staff are friendly, professionally & helpfully. Dive equipments are in a good shape and new plus reasonable price.

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“value for money PADI open water course”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

I was looking for PADI course in 2.5 days at a great price with 1 to 1 instruction
I got it at Unawatuna dive centre. I had some basic scuba already so didn't want to waste time.Good instructors......reasonable dive conditions.....got a discount on all dives once I qualified

Visited February 2013
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New Delhi, India
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“Unsafe - avoid using them”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

There is a major mix up between them and another one with a similar name.

this center was a bad experience. Without any practice / in water training, i was taken to the sea and asked to start with a dive. and within seconds was told to get back into the boat without any training or assistance from the instructor on how to go about with the dive. this was when on-shore they said swimming is not a pre-requisite.

unprofessional and unsafe!

Visited December 2012
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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews
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“Felt Cheated”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

before leaving for Sri Lanka, I contacted this dive center and collected all necessary info. On Unawatuna Dive Center website they mention about another dive center with similar name near-by.
Well the other dive center has exactly the same name and is located just next door to them. They offer exactly the same dive packages and the same dive prices.

We ended up with the wrong dive center. Although diving with them wasn't bad, me and another diver got sick from breathing contaminated air (exhaust from cars ended up in dive tanks)
So if you're planning on diving with this or other Unawatuna dive center check both to make sure you're with your desired center.

Visited October 2012
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