Your Holiday in Nilaveli
on the East Coast of Sri Lanka

Nilaveli Diving Centre - Nilaveli/Trincomalee

Diving in Sri Lanka is our passion! Thats why we opened our first Diving Centre 1999 at the beautiful Unawatuna Bay at the south coast of Sri Lanka and our second Diving Centre in 2010 at the north east coast of Sri Lanka in Nilaveli, 12 km north of Trincomalee. Because of this matter we can practice Scuba Diving at the south and north east cost of Sri Lanka in Nilaveli and Unawatuna the whole year round.

This is the official page of NILAVELI DIVING CENTRE, PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort, and Sri Lanka's premier PADI Dive Resort, S-23912, and your gateway to the excitement and adventure of the underwater world!

The Dive Centre is open every year from 15. March to 15. November from 8 am to 7 pm. The rest of the year, the month of the north east monsoon, with rough sea, high waves and bad visibility, we are operating at our UNAWATUNA DIVING CENTRE, PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort at the south of Sri Lanka, 5 km south of Galle, at the Unawatuna beach under good diving conditions.

The NILAVELI DIVING CENTRE is a fully authorized PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort. It offers the perfect holiday under and above water. The Diving School is located around 12 km north of the city of Trincomalee, directly at the beautiful Nilaveli Beach, opposite of the famous Pigeon Islands, at the property of the HIGH PARK HOTEL.

You can follow our road sign boards, Holidays & Diving in Sri Lanka, NILAVELI DIVING CENTRE, from Trincomalee to Nilaveli.

The Nileveli Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka. The white sandy beach is wide and long streched. Here you will find our Dive Centre.

Our NILAVELI DIVE CENTRE is PADI Green star awarded and also PADI Award Winner 2016 & 2017 for "Outstanding Contribution to the Diving Industry". It is currently the number 1 with the most PADI certifications in Sri Lanka.

The NILAVELI DIVING CENTRE is 100% Project Aware and donate monthly 250 AUD to protect the marine environment in our oceans.

We offer:


We conduct all levels of PADI Courses from DSD through to Diveinstructor level. We can teach in English, German, Sinhala & Tamil.

We also run daily fun dives (reef dives, rock dives, deep dives, night dives) at our different dive sites in Nilaveli and Trincomalee. Attractions in Nilaveli is the Pigeon Island Marine where you can make a combination of Scuba Diving and Snorkelling. Here you can find also a lot of mostly hard corals, Black Tip Reef Sharks, Turtles and a lot of different coral fishes of the Indian Ocean.

We are operating our Diving Centre with a team of international and local PADI Diveinstructors, PADI Dive Masters and local boatsmen. We have also an permanent own PADI Course Director in our team who teach one times a year PADI Diveinstructor Courses at our NILAVELI DIVING CENTRE and two times a year at our UNAWATUNA DIVING CENTRE.

We are fully equipped with all sizes of rental dive equipment and running our dives and PADI Courses with 5 Diving Boats.

Our BAUER Compressor with original BAUER Filter Cartridges fills our 90 Aluminum 12 Liter Diving Tanks with fresh and clean air. We provide NITROX free of charge at our Dive Resort.

In general we are diving in small groups with max. five Fun Divers and one Dive Guide (Dive Master or Diveinstructor).

We also offer Snorkeling Trips by boat to the Pigeon Island and Whale & Dolphin Watching Tours from our Diving School.

Everybody is welcome!! Diving is Fun!!.

Diving On Sri Lanka's East Coast


Nilaveli - Trincomalee

(Open Daily: 15. March To 15. November, 8 Am To 7 Pm, rest of the year closed because of north east monsoon)

When is Sri Lanka Diving Season?

Our NILAVELI DIVING CENTRE on the untouched north-east coast Sri Lanka's, 12 km north of Trincomalee, is open every year from 15. March to 15. November. From mid November to end of Feruary/mid of March the north east coast and the east coast of Sri Lanka is influenced by the north east monsoon with strong wind, rough sea, high waves and some time haevy rain showers. Because of this bad diving and snorkelling conditions our NILAVELI DIVING CENTRE will be closed from 16. November to 14th March.

At this time of the year you can visit us at our UNAWATUNA DIVING CENTRE at the south coast of Sri Lanka under good diving and snorkelling conditions.

From mid April onwards the diving on the west- and south coast is influenced by the south west monsoon. The sea is mostly rough, the current can be very strong and the underwater vision can be considerably less than 3 m.

Due to these conditions our UNAWATUNA DIVING CENTRE is closed from the mid of April to the mid of October. Usually the south-west monsoon blows continuously from the south-west and carries more humid air from the Indian continent. Sometimes there are strong winds and rain but on average never longer than an hour or two. Daily sunshine is even during the monsoon period 8 hours a day. Day temperatures are around 30 to 32 Celsius and night temperatures 26 to 28 Grad Celsius. Water temperature is the whole between 28 to 30 Celsius.

Bathing and swimming however is possible during the whole year due to the reefs protecting Unawatuna Beach and the Mihiripenna/Dalawella Beach from high waves.