For Qualified Divers
Have you ever wanted to try Digital Underwater Photography, Fish Identification, Deep dive, Enriched-Air dive, or Wreck diving? There’s a long list of scuba adventures you can take part in for a dive. Get a taste of what you like and enjoy scuba diving more than ever!
* online price for one dive with rental equipment
What to expect
Now that you have your Open Water license, try something new with a PADI Adventure Dive! Gain new experience and prepare yourself for next scuba level!
Explore shipwrecks, try night diving or give underwater photography a go under the supervision of a PADI professional. This is not a course, it is just an adventure dive.
You will learn specific skills related to the type of dive you are doing and each Adventure Dive can be credited towards the Adventure Diver or Advanced Open Water Diver.
To have this dive credited you must:
- Complete basic skills on your dive (listed below)
- Purchase and read the ‘deep dive’ chapter in the PADI Adventures in Diving manual and complete a knowledge review
PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 10 years old and want to take the next step should enroll in an Adventure Diver course. Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – check with your PADI Instructor.
AWARE - Coral Reef Conservation
Peak Performance Buoyancy
When do we start?
Adventure Dives are conducted by one of our PADI Instructors and can be done as a single dive or as part of a two dive trip. You can start with us either in the morning at 8:30 am, in the afternoon at 13:30 pm or in the late afternoon at 5:30 pm (night dives only). Please contact us AT LEAST one day before, so that we are able to organize the groups.
Arrival (8:15 | 13:15)
Upon your arrival at the base, you will be welcomed by one of our local and international Divemasters and Instructors. You fill out the necessary paperwork and make your payment. We accept both card and cash.
Then you are sized up for your equipment, if you aren’t already carrying your own equipment. Together with your Divemaster you go through equipment preparation step by step. Once all the equipment is set up, checked and explained, you will have a comprehensive briefing during which you can brush up your diving knowledge.
This consists of important information about the dive sites, important local and special dive procedures, safety procedures, recall procedures, attractions of the dive site, marine life, dive profile, signs & signals, etc. You can also discuss which skill you would like to practice during the dive.
Departure (9:00 | 14:00)
Finally, we cast off! Once the equipment is loaded on the boats with the help of our staff, we take off to our dives sites, of which most can be reached within 20 minutes.
Once arrived to the dive site you will perform a buddy check with your Divemaster and you are ready to go for the dive. At the beginning you practise skills in shallow water. During the dive the Divemaster will make sure you feel comfortable.
Depending on the No-Decompression Limits, a dive is usually a maximum of 45 minutes.
The surface interval (depending on the planning of the Dive Computer and the dive profile) is usually covered by the drive to the next dive site. In the meantime, the equipment is prepared for the next dive. We will NOT go back to the dive centre between dives, unless absolutely necessary.
Return (11:00 | 16:00)
After your return to the diving school, we encourage you to talk about your underwater experience with tea and cookies. Our guides gives you feedback and advise you for your next dive trip, helps you to complete your logbook entries and identify different species that you witnessed during your dives.
Diving helps create a bond between people, all coming from different parts of the world, but all sharing the same love for the ocean, and we provide a platform for just that.
Frequently asked questions
What equipment is included in the price?
We provide BCD, regulator, fins, mask and shorty wetsuit. Tank and weights for all divers free of charge from our base.
Do we dive from shore or boat?
All dive sites we reach by boat from our diving centres in maximum of 20-25 minutes.
What's the best diving in Sri Lanka?
The main attractions in Unawatuna and in Sri Lanka are a lot of wrecks around the coast line suitable for all diving levels. We offer diving at the famous Wreck “RANGOON” that does down to 30 meters, the Wreck SS Orestes that goes down to 22 meters, and the Galle Ship Wreck at around 18 meters.
In Nilaveli/Trincomalee clear calm sea is waiting for you. You’ll be surrounded by different colorful fish of the Indian Ocean and magnificent hard and soft corals. The most popular is the Pigeon Island, located a few minutes from Divinguru® Nilaveli, where you can experience snorkeling with turtles and black tip reef sharks.
For more details about dive sites in Sri Lanka, click here.