from 1st November until 10th April
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 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.
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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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
At our other dive centres
Frequently asked questions
How can I get from the Airport to Unawatuna?
From Colombo Airport you can take a bus to the Colombo Fort Private Bus Station. From there
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.