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International Diving School

#2 of 29 Tours in Hikkaduwa Features Animals
Coral Sands Hotel, Hikkaduwa, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
+94 71 725 1024
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Second time diving with IDS and it was fantastic!!

We dived for the second time with IDS, this time in Trincomalee and it was even better than the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Katerina F
Greater London, United Kingdom
Nilaveli diving

We are a family of 4 and did 4 dives with these guys over 2 days. Great equipment nice friendly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
York, United Kingdom
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International Diving School, the premier diving school in Sri Lanka offers diving experiences and certification at its centers in Hikkaduwa and Trincomalee. October to April - Hikkaduwa (Diving Only) May to September - Trincomalee (Diving & Water Sports)
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Coral Sands Hotel, Hikkaduwa, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
+94 71 725 1024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We dived for the second time with IDS, this time in Trincomalee and it was even better than the first in Hikkaduwa!! Thank you IDS and Sachin for the best time ever! See you again next year I hope!

Thank Katerina F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are a family of 4 and did 4 dives with these guys over 2 days. Great equipment nice friendly dive master and boatman made it a good experience. The dive sites are shallow and the visibility mixed but the coral, fish and critters sea...More

Thank Yorkfam4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't fault IDS' Naliveli branch on anything. As a picky Dive master I found their service superb - experienced, professional & friendly. They catered to our needs completely and engaged with us as friends. Highly recommended!

Thank ALwayzalex
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We picked the international diving school for our 4 day padi open water course and were more than satisfied with our choice! The guys were professionel, extremly patient and understanding! Our days were tough, but the guys were motivating us and had a funny vibe....More

Thank Unomomentoo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We, a family with 2 kids of 14 and 12, got our Padi certificate this spring in Holland and were looking for a good diving centre for our first tropical dives. And we found it!! Really relaxed atmosphere and a super motivated team to make...More

Thank mmvkcanada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was the first time for my sisters and me and the three we have really enjoy this moment. It was amazing !

Thank vic-dou
Reviewed 7 May 2017

For my Advanced Open Water Diver Course I made five dives at the International Diving School and I must say it was amazing. The Diving Center is at the Hikkaduwa Beach where you sometimes can see some water turtles! Also the most important part the...More

Thank sim0nramm
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

I visited Hikkaduwa in January 2017 for a diving trip with my folks and we were amazed. The place was beautiful, the food was delicious, the prices were very affordable, and the Sri Lankan people were extremely warm. The International Diving School was no exception;...More

Thank lorzlex
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

I really couldn't give this dive centre a better review. I entrusted the lives of my 10 and 12 year old boys to Sachin and Ishara for PADI Open Water Jr and in total 11 open-water dives and could not have been happier with the...More

Thank Mark J
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Did my open water qualification here in Feb 2017, the course and the guys were great. Always safety conscious and happy to help with any queries you have. Sanchin is a brilliant instructor and a great guy, also his English is brilliant so no need...More

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27 February 2017|
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Response from YellowOmelettes | Reviewed this property |
you can do the discover scuba diving here. 75$ per person.
Dechamma M
18 December 2016|
Response from TravellingManOz | Reviewed this property |
They run PADI Discover SCUBA Diving lessons there so that is possible.
8 September 2016|
Response from Sachin H | Property representative |
Dear Sir/Madam, Firstly thank you for your interest on us and PADI OWD will take about 4 days and we charge 375$ for that. Best Regards, Sachin Hansaka Specialty Instructor #374771