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Discover Scuba Diving (1 Dive)

By Sri Lanka Diving Tours

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From US$ 80
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At a Glance

At a Glance

Less than 1 day
Group trip (10 travellers per group)
Discover Dive is a fun way to spend a day! This experience is a great warmup for those who would like to take on open water courses in the future.

What's included

What's included

US$ 80 15,140.49 LKR
  • 1 dive with a divemaster
  • Diving equipment (suit, tank, BCD, weight belt)
  • Return boat transfer from the harbour to dive sites

Transport

Transport

Free - Return Transfer from Negombo
  • Return Transfer from Anywhere in Negombo
    Pick-up: 09:00am; Drop-off: 11:30am
    Timings are estimated, it might vary according to weather condition.

Availability

Availability

Trips available daily
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Bookings should be made at least 3 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.

Itinerary

Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent. Start/end times may depend on transport chosen.
Day 1: Sri Lanka Diving School
Sri Lanka Diving School

Today you will be learning the basics of diving.

  • 09:00am - Pick-up at Negombo
  • 09.00 AM: Meet-up, Briefing about the handling and diving practices in the pool
  • 09.30 AM: Depart for diving
  • 10.00 AM: Dive into the ocean and explore marine life
  • 11.30 AM: You will return to the coast then to your hotel.
  • 11:30am - Drop-off at Negombo

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Sri Lanka Diving Tours

Feli Fernando is a technically competent instructor with more than 15 specialties & 10000 log dives. He has been diving since the age of 16 & is a PADI Master Instructor / TEC Deep tec trimix diver. His wife Renu and son Sashaa are also avid divers and help out at the dive centers actively. Founded in 1998, today the business has grown over 20 employees, 10 boats and 3 centres in different watersport hot spots of Sri Lanka (Negombo, Trincomalee, Batticaloa)
32 years experience
Fluent English

What others are saying

What others are saying

4.5 out of 17 helpful reviews
N_N07, Sri Lanka
26 Apr 2019 on TripAdvisor
So I lost my wallet with all my belongings while travelling via public transport. Somehow, the lady who found my wallet managed to contact Sri Lanka Diving Tours as it also had my PADI license in it and Feli, Saasha (my dive master) along with the team and they were nice enough to trace me back. Thanks to the human side that your team had, I now have my wallet with the belongings. You guys were next level with the Open Water Dive Course as well as some of the dives that I followed it up with. But beyond that, its amazing to know that you guys have that beautiful human touch to you. Thank you so much Guys! Keep rocking..
Kandis R
21 Mar 2019 on TripAdvisor
We enjoyed the excellent service this dive crew does. Felician did a great job emailing me before the trip and when we got there we felt like we already knew them. He is very educated in diving activities, knows all the reefs, can answer any question about any gear or mix. One of my own gear hoses had an issue and he immediately fixed my regulator by putting one of his pressure gauges on for me. The captain Raj was so helpful on the boat with putting on our gear and setting up tanks. They use a GPS to always know where to go. Felician took us to a unique dive site where a ship is sunk that has 8 vehicles attached to it. They are bullet proof cars from ex presidents of Sri Lanka. SO many fish on that wreck. Thisara is one of the divemasters. We were diving with him, and we saw a fish caught on a hook that was attached to the reef, he immediately got the hook out of the fish and let it swim away. Dinuka the other divemaster helped us with carrying our gear back to the hotel, both are excellent divemasters and they showed us hundreds of nudibranchs , so many eels, and puffer fish, cuttlefish everywhere. And when you get back from diving, their cook makes some really good coffee and you can order lunch the way you like it. I have dove all over the world. I think this shop was the friendliest crew I have ever encountered. They set up our gear, they took it apart, they carry it to the boat and out of the boat, they washed it, hung it up and stored our gear over night. On the last night we were there, we went back to have a visit with the crew and ordered some dinner. Of all the places I have traveled, I think the people of Sri Lanka are the most friendly, kindest and considerate and appreciative people I have ever met. We were very sad to leave and I hope to go back someday. Thank you Felician, and to your wife, and the dive crew, Thisara, Raj, and Dinuka and to the friendly cook, you guys all made our dive vacation GREAT!!!! Kandis from Colorado, America
kwilsonwww, Colorado
07 Mar 2019 on TripAdvisor
I have completed two courses (Advanced Open Water and Enriched Air) and six dives with Felician at the Sri lanka diving tours Negombo location and greatly enjoyed the experience. Felician's remarkably deep experience combine with his relaxed demeanor to be an excellent instructor, and the theory learned in the manuals and videos was underscored well during our practice dives. The visibility is lower than Cancun, but the abundant marine life and chance to dive a very interesting wreck made for excellent dives.
Emma9876543
07 Jan 2019 on TripAdvisor
Our group of seven experienced divers spent ten days diving with Feli and his team in Negombo and Batticaloa. Feli was very accommodating when we were planning the trip and his team of dive guides and skippers were competent and fun to work with. His shops in Negombo and Batticaloa are the only technical dive centres on the island and can support the whole range of diving needs, up to teams of rebreather divers. The reef and wreck dives off Negombo were also excellent, with amazing diversity and abundance of marine life including octopus and cuttlefish. A new shipwreck, the ‘We Ling’ or car wreck includes 10 armoured cars belonging to former Presidents! It was easier to discuss trip details and gear requirements in person than via email, so don’t expect to have everything finalised before arrival.
Ritwik J
13 Feb 2018 on TripAdvisor
Pros: 1) Excellent Dive Crew led by Feli and Sashaa - very friendly and accommodating 2) Very knowledgeable about local dive sites as well as dive techniques Cons: 1) The Dive Center is under renovation / construction thus repair work in progress and all facilities need to be done up - e.g. Toilets / Showers 2) Dive boats need to be more comfortable Overall : Will always dive with them considering their kindness and expertise.

Sri Lanka Diving Tours Policies

Sri Lanka Diving Tours Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Sri Lanka Diving Tours pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
Dry bag
Sunscreen
Swimsuit
Towel
Water bottle
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