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“Pleasant Stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Deep Sea Resort

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Deep Sea Resort
Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
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“Pleasant Stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2014

Although we didn't dive as it was off season we had a wonderful holiday at the Deep Sea Resort. It's located in a scenic and tranquil environment by the lagoon. Located away from the hustle and bustle of our city life we could experience peace. Early morning walks on the beach or by the lagoon are both equally adventurous. Some of the exiting surprises that await are: jelly fish,lagoon fishing, bird watching etc.
The food was excellent. The room was basic but very clean. Air-conditioning was good. After a tiring day a dip in the pool was very relaxing. We had a memorable and an enjoyable time. Thanks to the team members who assured us a of a pleasant stay !

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013

Our long awaited dive trip to dive the World War 2 British aircraft carrier 'HMS Hermes' was fantastic. Feli and his staff did everything they could to make our stay and the diving as special as possible. Although the accommodation is somewhat basic it was clean and cool thanks to the air-conditioning. The food was plentiful, very tasty and always served with a smile. Feli was a fountain of knowledge about diving the wreck itself and a great host.
Although the location is a bit remote and the journey across Sri Lanka tiring, it is well worth it for the amazing site that awaits you as you descend onto the wreck for the first time. I will never forget seeing it's massive bulk appear out of the blue.
Thanks Feli

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

A wee gem, a long way from our home in Scotland.
Our long laid plans for diving HMS Hermes fell into disarray when the live aboard boat was cancelled with two weeks notice. Our late fall back plan was Deep Sea Resort.
The accommodation is functional, clean, AC works, and nothing fazes the team - they made every effort to assure our visit was successful. Food was plentiful and varied, most of all the diving was awesome.
Feli is hugely knowledgeable about the wreck and couldn't have done more to ensure our safety.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

Deep Sea Resort is the ONLY technical diving centre in Sri Lanka, the only place that can provide you with helium and twinsets. If you are going to see HMS Hermes, this is the place.

Apart from that, Deep Sea Resort is a wonderful B&B type accommodation by itself. Food and rooms are great! Prices are just tiny bit higher then in some other B&Bs in Batticaloa, and the location is further away from Batticaloa city, but it is worth it! You can see how much love and care owners actually put in the place! I've stayed there in 2012 and 2013, and I can see the difference: there were more facilities, a brand new swimming pool, etc.

Feli, Renu - thank you very much for your hospitality! And unforgettable diving experience, of course! :-P

Alex

Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

We spent 5 days diving HMS Hermes with Feli and stayed at Deep Sea Resort. Rooms are clean, morden and comfortable, way beyond what I had expected in this remote part of Sri Lanka. Staff are welcoming and friendly and the food is great!! Not to mention those awesome dives guided by experienced instructor Feli. We had a great time. Thanks so much Feli, Renu, Landa, Jude, Raj, Frankie and other staff at Deep Sea Reort. We will certainly recommend this place to our friends!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Feli F, Owner at Deep Sea Resort, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
It as nice having you guys here with us. Your presence mattered

Welcome back next year
feli
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

I was welcomed even though there wasn't a soul It was out of season Had lunch which was delicious fresh fish but I felt slightly overpriced for the area and restaurant was very basic...I had planned to use the swimming pool but it's not really a proper pool...very small and used mainly for diving training...
the rooms were basic but quite nice...the area is beautiful it's on a semi island between lagoon and sea..Impossibly difficult to find and very remote...there is some signposting near the hotel but not so much from the main road and is all dirt tracks...

Room Tip: make sure you know the directions...good for divers only I would say...not point going for other stu...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

We traveled to Passekuda and then to Batticaloa with the family. We had three kids.
We checked the re views and selected the Deep Sea Resort since they have a swimming pool.
These days due to off season sea is rough. The lagoon was not ideal for swimming,.

Our kids had a wonderful time in the swimming pool. Water was warm 29 c'
The only dive center in the region though they offer technical diving the Instructor agreed to offer the kids the Discover diving experience program. One short session was in the pool after the viewing of the videos and kids just 10 years we taken by boat for the scuba experience part to the sea.
I did my scuba tune up and joined them. We dived the boiler wreck. The wreck has been there for over 70 years. We saw an excellent coral growth.
The best wreck is the wreck HMS HERMES which is at 58m. I am not yet qualified to dive the Hermes. I will start my Tec deep course with the Tec deep Instructor Feli and come next season to dive the wsreck hermes.
There are lots of re views in the guest book about the dives to the wreck Hermes.
As Feli says it is the best wreck dive of the world. No wonder !! That's why so many Australian Tec divers have dived this wreck.
Remember Batticaloa has as lot to offer.

But before you book make sure you are suitably qualified to dive the wreck Hermes.
Recreational divers too have a lot to see.
***** White rock 16m
***** boiler wrecks
***** Muslim reef North / south a very long reef
***** Many other wreck and reef.
We didn't have time to dive the other sites.

The Hotel deep sea resort is located conveniently adjoining the lagoon which provides easy boat access to the ocean for diving and snorkeling.
If you are not water sport lover you will be a bit bored !!1

Think twice before you book. The Restaurant offers a lot of sea food dishes.
Happy holidas
Adre

Room Tip: All rooms are a like. Do not book Non air con rooms it is very Hot.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Deep Sea Resort
Address: 36/21 Fisheries Street Dutch Bar Road, Batticaloa 30000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Batticaloa
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Batticaloa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Deep Sea Resort is situated adjoining the lagoon. All rooms with air condition having attached clean bathrooms with shower cubicles. The most friendly staff and the restaurant equipped to cater to the needs of the local and foreign customers. Ideal for relaxation as well as for businessmen. A well equipped technical and recreational dive center is functional during the season - From March through Mid October. The sunrise as well as the sunset can be observed. Credit cards visa/master cards on prior arrangement. Free WIFI available for house guests. TEC DIVE PACKAGES TO DIVE THE HERMES - PAY FOR FIVE DIVERS GET ONE FREE ... more   less 
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