Divinguru Nilaveli
Divinguru Nilaveli
4.5
Scuba & SnorkellingDolphin & Whale Watching
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Scuba Diving in Sri Lanka is our passion! Thats why we opened our second Diving Centre 2011 at the beautiful Nilaveli Beach at the north east coast of Sri Lanka. This is the official page of DIVINGURU NILAVELI, formerly known as 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 30. October from 8 am to 5 pm. The rest of the year, the month of the north east monsoon, with rough sea and bad visibility, we are operating at our DIVINGURU UNAWATUNA, PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort at the South Coast of Sri Lanka, under good diving conditions. The DIVINGURU NILAVELI is a fully authorized PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort. It offers Scuba Diving for beginners, Fun Dives, all kind of PADI Courses, Snorkeling Trips and Whale & Dolphin Watching. It's German owned and managed from a team of international PADI Dive Instructors.
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Florian E
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Great diving center, experienced dive guides, top equipment & service.
100% to recommend.
Top flexible, save, friendly.
Written 12 April 2024
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Vlasta K
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We enjoyed the diving. All locations were close, a short distance from each other and easily accessible. The dives were calm and relaxing, rich in colorful corals, fish and other animals. The organization of each dive was professional and reliable. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Thank you very much.
Written 25 March 2024
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rosie m
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Great people, great diving!

I did my EFR with Ellie - it’s a class room based course and could be a little dry (pun intended) - but her enthusiasm and passion made it super fun and engaging. So I decided to also do my rescue course at DivinGuru. The course was challenging but Norbert was patient and reassuring, and always made me feel capable and safe.

While other dive shops in the area may offer slightly cheaper prices, the standard of teaching, dedication to divers - as well as the level of professionalism/safety - is incomparable and invaluable at DivinGuru.

I hope to be back.
Written 21 October 2023
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THANK YOU VERY MUCH Rosie for your nice review, it means a lot! We all from Divinguru appreciate your feedback and wish you all the best in your diving career. You are a great diver and it was a pleasure to meet you. Don't hesitate to reach out on your next trip to Sri Lanka. Take care!
Written 8 November 2023
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Kateřyna
Kromeriz, Czech Republic2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I’m really glad that I chose to do my OWD certification at Divinguru. Everyone’s very professional and Ellie is the best instructor ever! The dives vere just amazing and I enjoyed every minute, definitely will go diving with them again :)
Written 16 October 2023
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Thank you very much Kateryna for your review and congratulation on becoming PADI Open Water Diver! Truly we have done some great dives together, spotting many nice corals and marine animals! I'm very happy to hear that you have enjoyed the course with me and Divinguru Nilaveli. Keep diving and don't hesitate to reach out on your next trip to Sri Lanka. Happy bubbles and see you next time.
Written 8 November 2023
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Quentin B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
I passed the Open Water certification at Divinguru as part of the 4-day program. I enjoyed the lessons with Norbert who is an excellent instructor. He is clear, calm and gives good advice. The diving centre is well equipped and the staff is friendly. 100% satisfied 👍
Written 10 October 2023
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Dear Quentin, thank you very much for your review and congratulation on becoming PADI Open Water Diver! We are happy to hear that you liked our diving centre, your Instructor and the whole scuba diving experience with us. Keep diving and don't hesitate to reach out on your next trip to Sri Lanka. Happy bubbles and see you next time.
Written 11 October 2023
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nicolasrenault1
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
A really good experience with divinguru that I would 100% recommend ! I did the Open water Padi certification. My instructor was Norbert : he explains very well the discipline, is very peaceful under water which is very important to get confidence when you are a beginner. He is passionate by his profession and this is really nice to receive advice from him !

We dived in really cool sites, seing very beautiful fishes among other things. I really enjoyed the experience so we did two additional fun dives, one was visiting bus wrecks !

I highly recommend this diving center, which I think gave me the addiction to dive again !
Written 9 October 2023
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Thank you Nico for your 5 star review and congratulation on becoming PADI Open Water Diver! We are happy to hear that you liked our diving centre, your Instructor, dive sites and the whole scuba diving experience with us. Keep diving and don't hesitate to reach out on your next trip to Sri Lanka. Happy bubbles and see you next time.
Written 11 October 2023
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Glenn D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We had the pleasure to do our Open Water PADI certification with Divinguru Nilaveli. We had a very experienced instructor who made the learning process as smooth as possible, together with the beautiful underwater nature in Nilaveli this was an amazing experience that we will remember for a long time. We can heartedly recommend this diving center.
Written 6 October 2023
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Thank you Glenn for your review and congratulation on passing the PADI Open Water Diver course with us. We wish you many nice underwater moments together. You are welcome to visit us anytime for scuba diving trips on your next trip to Sri Lanka.
Written 7 October 2023
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laura p
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
it was amazing! the diving is great with many marine animals and wracks and everything 🐠 🦈 🐢
we decided spontaneously to stay a couple more days longer and do our Advanced OWD and Nitrox Diver because we were so in love with the diving and also the people, who manage diving guru, were a very big part of our decision.
really recommend it 🫶🏼
Written 25 September 2023
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Thank you very much Laura for your nice review, it was a great week full of diving. Congratulation on becoming PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and keep diving! You are more than welcome to join us for more dives on your next holidays in Sri Lanka. See you soon and take care. Best regards, Ellie from Divinguru
Written 1 October 2023
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james b
Cirencester, UK164 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We had the most amazing experience from start to finish.
Elli was so helpful when booking and then on the day, Kartik was incredible.
It was my second ever Try Dive and my girlfriends 34th dive.
Kartik was a fantastic, calm and patient teacher and we couldn’t have had a better time!
Highly recommended!
Written 22 September 2023
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Thank you very much James for your 5 star review. It means a lot to hear your feedback on the diving experience and this helps other travelers to find our diving centre. We are happy that you like diving with us. Keep diving and in future you can take the open water course and dive together. Don't hesitate to reach out on your next trip to Sri Lanka. Take care and happy bubbles!
Written 23 September 2023
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GIOVANNA C
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Amazing group to dive with! I did the Advanced Padi course with Norbert and it was the best choice for my travel in Nilaveli. Super instructor, small groups and really good vibes with all the staff. Fun, relax and safe procedures first. Thank you Norbert and staff!
Written 14 September 2023
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Dear Giovanna, thank you very much for your review! I'm very happy that you have enjoyed the AOWD course with us. You did great during the whole course and it was a lot of fun! Congratulations once again! I wish you many nice and safe dives around the world.
Written 17 September 2023
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