from 15th March to 30th October
Our Nilaveli Diving Centre was opened in 2010, in the same year accredited as PADI Dive Resort. In 2016 was upgraded into the PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort. In 2021 reconstructed under new brand Divinguru®. You find our brand new diving centre directly on the Nilaveli Beach.
We share our diving passion through PADI Courses, Fun Dives and Beginner Try Diving. We also offer Snorkeling and Whale Watching.
We have around 30 complete sets of rental dive equipment, mainly ScubaPro (BCD, Regulator, Mask, Fins, Belts, Weight) of all different sizes in the stock. Everything in high quality and well maintained. We offer a wide variety of gear so people of all statures and ages will find something that suits them. For diving in Sri Lanka we use 3 mm shorty wetsuits.
Divinguru Nilaveli is located directly on the long peaceful Nilaveli Beach at Divinguru Beach Resort.
Our diving centre has inside and outside sitting area, an equipment room, changing room, a school room for teaching courses, a compressor room, office area, a shower area and a toilet. We have a large cleaning basin for the equipment and shady area for drying it.
Boats & Compressor
Our 7 diving boats are powered by environmentally friendly four stroke Yamaha engines, with a roof and shade available. Every boat has capacity of maximum 5 divers and one dive guide (Divemaster or Dive Instructor).
First class compressors (made by BAUER, Germany) speedy fill our eighty 12 L Aluminum Diving Tanks with DIN or INT connectors. For children we provide also four 8 L Aluminum Diving Tanks. We provide also NITROX (Enriched Air) free of charge.
Customer safety is our main priority! Our dive briefings cover all safety and standard procedures. In addition, our diving base has a stationary Oxygen Supply and portable DAN Systems that are available on our diving boats. The boat guides, diving guides and Dive Instructors are all trained in first aid assistance. The crew often practice Rescue Trainings which you can also be a part of on request.
Snorkeling & Diving in Nilaveli
Diving and Snorkeling around the Pigeon Island
and other Nilaveli sites can be the most exciting part
of your holiday! Discover the underwater world
on the east coast with Divinguru!
Tourist Board approved
Both Divinguru Unawatuna and Divinguru Nilaveli are approved by Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority.
SLTDA is the official government institution tasked with regularising the tourism industry in the country, planning, development, regulation, and policy implementation of tourism and related industries.
Your opinion is very important to us. By sharing your experience you can help other divers choose the best place for their holiday. Your contribution is also important for our further development and quality service. If you haven’t shared your experience with us yet, please feel free to leave your comments and rating on Tripadvisor or/and Google Business.
What’s new in Nilaveli..
Free Pick-up & Drop Off
We offer free pick up between the distance from Trincomalee to Kuchchaveli (Trincomalee, Uppuveli, Nilaveli, Kuchchaveli).
Pick-up starts approximately 30 minutes (or depending on the distance) before check-in in our diving centre.
How to find us
12 kilometers north of Trincomalee, Nilaveli road B24, in direction to the north to Pulmudai, 9th Mile Post, Ward number 3, beachside, at the “Divinguru Beach Resort”. You can reach us both from the beach side or the main road.
Ward No. 3, 9th Mile Post,
Post Code: LK 31010
+94 (0)77 077 85 97
At our other dive centres
Frequently asked questions
How can I get from the Airport to Nilaveli?
More information on their website: www.helitours.lk .
The purchase of the tickets is only possible in person at the Colombo Helitours Ticket Office or
at the China Bay Airport in Trincomalee.
You can book your seat online here: www.superline.lk , www.busbooking.lk
What is the best time to spot Whales and Dolphins on the east coast?
Most sightings occur between March/April and August/September, as whales continue their migrations around the island from the south coast (where they mainly congregate from December to April) – this means that Sri Lanka offers around ten months of continuous whale & dolphin watching annually at different points around the coast.
Do you offer trips to the Pigeon Island?
Yes, thanks to our perfect location (around 1 km from the Pigeon Island), we offer daily diving and snorkeling trips. The best how to discover the famous Pigeon Island is while snorkeling. You’ll be surrounded by black tip reef sharks (only while snorkeling) and when you have a look closely you find turtles, trumpetfish, octopus, triggerfish and many other fish of the Indian Ocean.
Dive sites around the Pigeon Island are perfect for beginners or divers who want an easy relaxed time underwater, the maximum depth is between 10 to 12 metres.
Do you offer accommodation?
Yes, we offer accommodation and restaurant on site. Enjoy your stay with us in our Divinguru® Beach Resort. We offer modern accommodation suitable for whole family, couples or diving groups. For more details visit our Divinguru® Beach Resort website.