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Divinguru Unawatuna

from 1st November until 10th April

Short history

Our Unawatuna Diving Centre was opened in 1999 and was PADI accredited in 2005 as a PADI Dive Resort. It was the first PADI Dive Centre operating in Unawatuna. In 2016 was upgraded into the PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort. In 2021 reconstructed under new brand Divinguru®.

We share our diving passion through PADI Courses, Fun Dives and Beginner Try Diving.

our diving centre directly on Unawatuna Beach in south Sri Lanka, Divinguru Unawatuna beach view

Crew Members



Dive Sites

loading scuba equipment to diving boats
main road side of Divinguru Unawatuna / Unawatuna Diving Centre
Meeting with Team
pushing dive boats from the beach
well maintained scubapro dive equipment in Divinguru Unawatuna


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.


Divinguru Unawatuna is located directly on the beautiful Unawatuna beach.

Our diving centre has inside and outside sitting area, an equipment room, a private equipment room, a school room for teaching courses, a compressor room, an office area, a kitchen, a shower area and a toilet. We have a large cleaning basin for the equipment and shady area for drying it.

Divinguru Unawatuna outside sitting area
diving boats in Sri Lanka

Boats & Engines

Our 7 diving boats are powered by environmentally friendly four stroke 40 Horsepower Yamaha engines, with a roof and shade available.

Every boat has capacity of maximum 5 divers and one dive guide (Divemaster or Dive Instructor).

Safety first

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.

Our Diving Centres are fully PADI Group PRRA Combined Liability Insured for Public Liability, Product Liability and Professional Liability. We are the ONLY Diving Operator in Sri Lanka who provide this insurance cover with high amounts for each claim. Learn more about our Dive Centre Insurance.

Additionally all our PADI Dive Instructors and PADI Divemasters have also there own PADI Professional Dive Insurance.

compressor room with scuba tanks and BAUER compressor

BAUER compressors

First class compressors (made by BAUER, Germany) speedy fill our eighty 12 L Aluminium Diving Tanks with DIN or INT connectors. We change oil, air and oil filters regularly as well as the filter cartridges to ensure outstanding purification of breathing air.

For children we provide also four 8 L Aluminium Diving Tanks. We provide also NITROX (Enriched Air) free of charge.

Tourist Board certificate for our diving centre Divinguru Nilaveli

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.

Diving in Unawatuna

The beautiful waters and its secrets and surprises are the most fascinating part of diving. Discover diving on the east coast with Divinguru!

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Thank YOU

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 Unawatuna..


Free Pick-up & Drop Off

We offer free pick up between the distance from Hikkaduwa to Mirissa. (Hikkaduwa, Boossa, Gintota, Galle, Unawatuna, Dalawella, Mihripenna, Talpe, Habaraduwa, Koggala, Ahangama, Midigama, Weligama, Mirissa)

Pick-up starts approximately 30-60 minutes (or depending on the distance) before check-in in our diving centre.

How to find us

Meeting instructions

Divinguru Unawatuna is located 5 kilometers south of Galle at the main road, A2, next to the restaurants “Summer Garden” and “Banana Garden”, beachside, at the end of Unawatuna in direction to the south.

Our Unawatuna Diving Centre is located right on the Matara Road. From the road you can see clearly our signs. Look out for our Divinguru logo and PADI number S – 36133, only then you are at the right dive center. If you are coming by Tuk-Tuk, please ask for the “Original Unawatuna Diving Centre” with Hans the owner. Most drivers are familiar with the name Hans.




No. 294 Matara Road, Unawatuna
Post Code: LK 80600


+94 (0)76 760 85 97

Accommodation & Restaurant Tips


Summer Garden

Just next to our diving centre you find Summer Garden with accommodation and restaurant directly on the beach. Their restaurant is famous for fresh sea food and BBQ.

Reserve your room or table on WhatsApp number +94 (0) 777 907 616 or email summergardenuna@yahoo.com

Banana Beach

If you are looking for great sea view, we recommend Banana Beach Hotel & Restaurant in Unawatuna, located 2 minutes walk from our diving centre, directly on the beach. Banana Beach also offers beach restaurant with continental or Asian breakfast, drinks and fresh seafood.

Get in touch with them to find out more on Whatsapp number +94 (0)75 972 0873 or email bananabeach035@gmail.com


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Frequently asked questions

How can I get from the Airport to Unawatuna?
1) By Car or Van arranged by us
You can book with us a transfer from the International Airport in Colombo or from Colombo City
or any other destination in Sri Lanka through the Online Booking Form on our website. For 2 people with an AC Car with a driver from Colombo Airport or Colombo City costs 70 Euro one way. Any additional person from the age of 12 years old 5 Euro on top of the 70 Euro.
2) By Car or Van at the Airport
After your arrival at the International Airport in Colombo, you will find at the arrival hall of the airport 4 or 5 booths with a car rental service. They provide transport (car with driver) to any destination in Sri Lanka with a fixed rate.
3) By Bus
Option A
From Colombo Airport you can take a bus to the Colombo Fort Private Bus Station. From there
running permanently busses to the Galle Bus Station. The ticket per person cost around 2 Euro only.
For Tuk Tuk transfers from Galle to Unawatuna take a Tuk Tuk directly at the Galle Railway Station.
It cost around 500 to 600 Sri Lanka Rupee one way.

Option B

From Colombo Airport you can take a bus to the Colombo Fort Private Bus Station. From there

take a bus, a Tuk Tuk or an UBER car (you can download the APP on arrival) and go to Makumbura
Bus Station in Kotawa close to the Southern Highway. It takes around 30 to 45 minutes depending
on the traffic and cost around by UBER car (recommended) 6 Euro. From Makumbura Bus Station running busses to Galle Bus Station around every 20 minutes. 
It cost around 2.50 Euros.
For Tuk Tuk transfers from Galle to Unawatuna take a Tuk Tuk directly at the Galle Railway Station.
It cost around 2,50 Euro to 3 Euro one way.
4) By Train
There are also daily trains from the Colombo Fort Railway Station to Galle Railway Station.
The ticket per person costs around 1 Euro to 150 Euro one way only. 
For more information and reservation please check the  website: www.railway.gov.lk
For Tuk Tuk transfers from Galle to Unawatuna take a Tuk Tuk directly at the Galle Railway Station.
It cost around 500 to 600 Sri Lanka Rupee one way.
Is better to dive in the morning or afternoon?

We highly suggest mornings as the sea can be rough in the afternoon. However we always check the forecast so we can advise you the best time.

What is the best dive site in Unawatuna?

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.

For more details about dive sites in Sri Lanka, click here.

Do you offer accommodation?

You can find many good hotels on the south coast. Also we offer free pick-up from your hotel.

We offer accommodation in our Divinguru® Beach Resort in Nilaveli (east coast), 12 km north from Trincomalee. Here you can combine your diving or snorkeling package with stay in our resort directly on the Nilaveli beach.  For more details visit our Divinguru® Beach Resort website.

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