I initially contacted these guys a few months prior to coming to Sri Lanka to ask about dive conditions in October, as it’s the start of the dive season and weather can be a problem. When I arrived a week or so ago, I made contact again to get an update on weather and visibility. Unfortunately our time in Unawatuna was very poor visibility so we couldn’t dive, however, the guys here were totally honest with us and were sending me updates after each dive they did. This is the reason you need to dive with them!! We asked along the coast with another dive shop and they lied to us saying there was 15-20m visibility, and although Sun didn’t get any money from us in the end, we are so grateful that they didn’t try to lie just to get us to come and dive.
We will 100% recommend this place to our friends and hopefully come back one day and have fun dives together!
we did diving with sun diving centre. our dive master was SALIN. the best guy i met in sri lanka. i have been diving once in red sea. but it was very short lession. but salin gave us all details and real lession. every instructions what do i need to follow and how will i feel underwater. training time i had to take much more time and mask clean was very hard to me. but salin was very patience and helping to me do. and he always telling to me don't think about others take your time. finally i done mask clean and we went to the dive site. first i got panic because i am not good swimmer. and waves was high because it was law session. but with salin it was very easy. he made me so comfortable under water finally i done dive 40 minuets. he always take care of me even i want to stop my dive.he knew all the time what he doing. thank you salin you are the the best. see you soon. i would definitely recommend this place for diving even non swimmers. love you SALIN & Sun Diving Centre.
I had an amazing time in Unawatuna and all the people made my time unforgettable. I have been to some places and the staff here was the nicest ever! Super caring, welcoming, warm-hearted, felt included right from the first moment.
I did 2 courses and some adventure dives, great value for money.
I talked with Shan (owner) about some concerns, he was helpful and seemed willing to and open for changes. E.g. when I arrived I was told that for both my specialty courses I won’t have that instructor we agreed on (Shan) but another guy, it turned out after some days that he’s a divemaster, dunno if that’s OK.
I would also consider it useful if there was any stock of some PADI coursebooks so we can start studying instantly not waiting for them to arrive.
Everybody was smoking everywhere, I disliked that, but we talked about that, maybe a non-smoking area around the dive shop would be nice (or a ban on smoking on dive-boats).
Visibility wasn’t the best but it was compensated with the school of 10-15 dolphins, the massive turtles at night and that whale shark we almost saw (boat-crew saw it, we tried to approach, it disappeared but on that dive we saw the dolphins, some turtles). There were also rays but somehow I never see them only my dive-buddies. So there is plenty to see, imagine there was a visibility of 20-25 meters!
I’m glad to have had this experience in Unawatuna, repeating, the people and employees were great.
Much more than just a diving center! 😊 For me the sun diving team didn't just open doors to a beautiful underwater world but I also had the pleasure becoming a part of an amazing diving family. With the greatest hospitality, generosity and a lot of smiles and love people made me feel welcome and at home. Besides beautiful dives we enjoyed watching dolphins, sunset boat rides and we were even snorkeling with whalesharks! 🤗🦈
At this place it is not about business but about safely creating unforgettable moments and enjoying happy times together. 🐬🌅❤️
A big thanks to all of you! I will never foget these days and hope to see you again soon! 😊❤️
So I begin with that , the sweetest and coolest people of Sri Lanka work in this diving center! Before this trip, I had never dived, it was my first dive. My mother was dive before, but she was delighted in terms of service and she really liked her instructor Kavinda. My first instructor was Salim, he explained everything to me, we worked out and then went to dive, with him I felt confident and safe. I think that’s important with whom you dive for the first time in your life and how you feel at this time, in the future it directly affects your interest
It fascinated me so much, thenI decided to make an open water course. To be able to dive at 18 meters. Logan Meskens became my instructor. Logan is not only an awesomeinstructor, but also a very interesting cheerful and cool person who, in addition to diving, has seen and knows a lot of cool things in all corners of the world.To my great regret, I cannot boast perfect knowledge of English and it scared me that I would take so many tests and learn the material in English, however Logan sat with me until late evening explaining every word I did not understand and even showed me several times how it is used by devoting time to every detail.
3.5 days were completely devoted to me , theory and practice in diving, I have no questions and doubts left, if I wake up in the middle of the night I will answer any question about your BCD , buoyancy or about what to do when oxygen runs out, although I am sure that in this diving center this has never happened and will not happen