Top Scuba Dive Shops in Sri Lanka

Ready to check out the best shops in Sri Lanka for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 18 dive shops where you can rent equipment, book dives, and get guided tours. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Sri Lanka to suit your needs.
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Scuba Safaris (pvt) Ltd.

#1 - Scuba Safaris (pvt) Ltd.

Scuba Safaris (pvt) Ltd. is a retail dive shop located in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The shop has classrooms and trainings in .
Dive For You

#2 - Dive For You


Situated at Hikka Tranz, Hikkaduwa, we have the most ideal location for diving. Right in front of the Walduwa, Rock outcrops, and Coral gardens, which provide plenty of snorkelling, and free diving areas for the enthusiast. It also provides us with several Safe sites, for the beginner scuba diver to discover and truly appreciate the underwater experience. One can also relax in between dives, feeding, and swimming with the several large friendly green sea turtles that come right up to the shore, at the foot of our dive center.

Dive For You have several programs, and several dive sites, to educate, and share, our long abiding love for our Ocean world, and concerns for its environment, with the enthusiast. Providing, a safe, service oriented, and a friendly, but professional service, is our hallmark.

Seahorse Dive Center

#3 - Seahorse Dive Center

Seahorse Dive Center is a resort dive shop located in Galle, Sri Lanka. The shop has classrooms and trainings in .
Taprobane Divers

#4 - Taprobane Divers


We offer snorkeling, fun diving and scuba courses from beginners to advanced divers, boat trips and dolphin watching. We have new high grade equipment imported from the UK maintained to UK standards to ensure a great experience and great air all the time! We also use 12 liter steel cylinders (rather than 11 liter aluminum) to offer our divers more air and weight advantages.

We are located inside of world famous One touch beach "Trincomalee bay beach". Very closely trincomalee city . Trincomalee bus stand to dive center 3KM. Vehicle parking accept . Train station 1 KM. Public transport 50m. Accommodation can arrange Resort Maya Beach hotel or outside. 

Trincomalee Dive Site - Deep, Wreck, Museum,  100% Corel reef, Fish School,....  beautiful More than 20+ dive site near us. Operate March To  October


Island Scuba

#5 - Island Scuba


At Island Scuba we want you to experience the same sense of adventure and excitement that drives us everyday. It is a reflection of what we think should encompass the best of a dive shop. A fun and relaxed experience with a personal touch, attention to detail, and an emphasis on safety. And we want you to have fun and feel like you are diving with friends as we guide you through our favorite wrecks and reefs. We focus on small groups with a maximum of six divers and aim to provide customers a unique knowledge based experience both underwater and above. A comprehensive dive briefing precedes all dives and our staff is always willing to work with you to help you improve your diving technique and make the most of your dive experience.The core team of Nishan Perera and Naren Gunasekera bring together experiences in marine and environmental science, underwater photography, and tourism, spiced with a passion for the ocean and Sri Lanka. The rest of our team has additional experience in photography, marine research and technical diving as well as years of experience in the dive industry. No other dive operation in Sri Lanka matches us in the variety of our experience and combined knowledge about Sri Lanka’s reefs, wrecks and marine life.
We offer daily dive trips and a variety of dive courses. So whether you are looking to dive historic wrecks, learn more about the animals you encounter on the reef, sharpen your underwater photography skills or simply learn to dive, we invite you to dive with us; and dive different.

International Diving School

#6 - International Diving School


We are a PADI 5 Star Resort running since 1988 and keeping position #1 on TripAdvisor since 2015. Completely local run dive center with English/German speaking instructors.

Submarine Diving Centre

#7 - Submarine Diving Centre


Found in 1991 By Mr. Gyanadasa. 

Submarine Diving School, the longest established PADI diving center in Unawatuna, is nestled under palm trees at the western end of of the serene bay. 

We Offer A Wide Variety Of PADI Courses As well as A Collection of dive sites to both beginner and advanced divers. 

We Offer 

  • PADI Open Water
  • PADI Advanced Open Water
  • PADI Rescue Diver Course 
  • PADI Dive Master

Here Are a Few Of The Popular Dive Sites We Offer,

  • Gala Pita Gala- A Pinackle Dive Up To 24M ( Shallowest Point Is 10M )
  • Maha Kupaatha - House To Thousands Of Fishes
  • Goda Gala Site - Beginner-Friendly Dive Site With A Ship Wreck ( Only Dive With A Ship Wreck At 10M
  • Rangoon Wreck - A 30M Wreck Dive To A 100-Year-Old Piece Of History

You Can Get Info At Our Web Site,

Sri Lanka Diving Tours

#8 - Sri Lanka Diving Tours

Sri lanka diving tours is the five star IDC center in the West coast of sri lanka "NEGOMBO" and the only tec rec dive center in Sri Lanka. In the East coast we are the only service providers to dive the world war two wreck HMS HERMES the world's first purpose built air craft carrier bombed by the Japanese during the 2nd world war.Twin tanks with isolator manifolds and Nitrox and trimix available for divers. In the west coast between November and March we offer recreational diving activities and PADI courses of all levels. We are more customer friendly and it's our pleasure to offer our services. Tec Deep Instructor"FELI" and the team is ready for new ventures. Come dive with us and discover the world war wrecks and the untouched reefs
Blue Deep Diving Center

#9 - Blue Deep Diving Center


We are an official PADI Resort in Hikkaduwa. Our team is formed by a multilingual backgroud such as Sri Lankan, Russian, Enlgish, French and Spanish. 

Weligama Bay Diving Centre

#10 - Weligama Bay Diving Centre


Weligama Bay Dive Center was established in 2013 by Thaminda K.Kumara, an IDC Staff Instructor since 2014. With 20 years’ experience working in dive industry, he has built up a great reputation for safety and professionalism in Sri Lanka and the greater diving community. Sahan Damayantha, Thaminda’s nephew, is currently managing both dive shops, as well as working as a PADI OWSI instructor. They both currently operate two PADI 5 Stars Dive Resorts in Sri Lanka.

Within our two dive centers we offer the full range of PADI courses; from Discovery SCUBA Diving for the beginner, to the Divemaster program for those wanting to go pro.

Our centers offer courses and instructors in multiple languages, including English, German, Chinese, French and Italian

Polhena Diving Center

#11 - Polhena Diving Center


We are a small, yet professional dive operator based in Madiha, A beautiful coastal village in Matara. We believe in friendships that lasts a lifetime, and bonds which makes you feel special. Here at Polhena Diving, you are not just a client. You are our friend. We share our travel stories over a coffee after a good dive. We leave you some of the best memories which you will cherish for ages. We educate, We inspire... Marine conservation is one of our major focuses. The ocean, it gives us everything. And as dive operators, We are the ambassadors for the ocean. We organize frequent beach cleanups and underwater cleanups to keep our oceans clean. We are working on a coral restoration program and we are also the proud partners of Sri Lanka's only Turtle identification project. We are not just scuba divers. We are active protectors of our beautiful oceans.

Dive Seenigama, Dive Lanka

#12 - Dive Seenigama, Dive Lanka

Dive Seenigama, Dive Lanka is a retail dive shop located in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka. The shop has classrooms and trainings in .
Sun Diving Center

#13 - Sun Diving Center


Our main focus is on diver training, recreational scuba diving and water sports related activities for an affordable prices. We offer a full range of PADI scuba diving courses and beginner programs starting from Discover Scuba Diving up to PADI Divemaster along with daily dive trips and other non-diver excursions which can be bundled with accommodation in our partner hotels.

Divinguru Unawatuna

#14 - Divinguru Unawatuna

Divinguru Unawatuna, formerly known as the Original Unawatuna Diving Centre by Hans, is PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort, S-36133, PADI Award Winner 2016, 2017, 2018 for Outstanding Contribution of Diver Education, PADI Green Star Award and 100% Project Aware. We are open from 15th October to 10th April from 8am to 7pm. We are the only dive center that has free Enriched Air Nitrox in Unawatuna. We provide a highly safe and secure diving platform for beginners and certified divers and pride ourselves on having a highly qualified multilingual instructor team. We offer Reef, Rock, Wreck, Deep & Night Dives at our 16 different Unawatuna and Galle dive sites with different depths varying from 6 up to 32 meters.
Poseidon Diving Station, Ltd.

#15 - Poseidon Diving Station, Ltd.


Since 1973 Poseidon has been diving and teaching in the waters around Sri Lanka. With over 40 years experience we have built up the best reputation for safety in diving, professionalism and friendliness. Our five star dive center offers a range of diving experiences, from try dives and the beginner’s PADI Open Water Diver course up to instructor development courses.

The center has 4 instructors, 3 PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainers and one Master Instructor with a Course Director for the IDC. PADI open water diver courses start every day and advanced open water diver, rescue diver, emergency first response and divemaster courses run on demand. Course materials are available in Danish, Chinese,Russian, Japanees, English, French, Italy, German, Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish, Polish. Divers who wish to expand their skills can attend any of a full range of PADI specialty courses.

For qualified divers we run daily diving trips with a team of 5 highly experienced and qualified Divemasters to lead and assist the divers and visit a wide variety of beautiful wreck, reef and rock formation sites. Now we have 3 dive centres around the island, click on each one to learn more about what each center has to offer Hikkaduwa Dive Centre  and Trincomalee Dive Centre.

Lanka Sportreizen - Marina, Passikudah

#16 - Lanka Sportreizen - Marina, Passikudah

Lanka Sportreizen is a main DMC expanded into diverse regions, enrolled with the Sri Lankan Tourist Development Authority for almost over two decades. We possess a position as one of the main 05 tourism specialists in Sri Lanka adjusting admirably more than 15,000 customers annually. LSR is certainly the best for all Water Sports Activities including scuba diving for which we maintain centres on the south west coast and the east coast one of which is the main 5 star Golden Palm titled PADI Resort in Sri Lanka. Also LSR provide you hotels from luxurious Hotels to urban retreats. LSR hotels spread around the country within cities of Negombo, Bentota, Passikudah, Belihul Oya, Kuda Oya and Dambulla. We offer you a unique experience for anyone and everyone with inimitable hospitality.
Divinguru Trincomalee

#17 - Divinguru Trincomalee

Divinguru Trincomalee, formerly known as the Original Trincomalee Diving Centre by Hans, is PADI 5 Star Dive Resort S-26837 and your gateway to the excitement and adventure of the underwater world! We offer Reef, Rock, Deep & Night Dives at our different dive sites in Uppuveli and Trincomalee. Starting every day at 8:30 and 13:30 for one or two dives. At our Diving Base you have the possibility to practice mostly boat dives with all grades of difficulties suitable for beginners and experienced divers. We have a team of international and local PADI Dive Instructors, PADI Divemasters and local boatmen.
Divinguru Nilaveli

#18 - Divinguru Nilaveli

Divinguru Nilaveli, formerly known as the Original Nilaveli Diving Centre by Hans, is PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort, S-23912, PADI Award Winner 2018 for Outstanding Contribution of Diver Education, PADI Green Star Award and 100% Project Aware. We are open everyday from 15th March to 30th October, post which is monsoon, and we shift to south to our diving center Divinguru Unawatuna. We are located at the north east coast of Sri Lanka at the Divinguru Beach Resort directly on the Nilaveli Beach, 12km north of Trincomalee and a few minutes by boat from the famous Pigeon Island. The Pigeon Island is known as the perfect snorkeling spot to see Black Tip Reef Sharks and different species of sea turtles.