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Pearl Divers

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Address: Riddem | Peellagoda, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka (Formerly Padi Resort & Water Sports Centre)
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+94 91 2 242015

We are Unawatunas friendliest, most professional & fully equipped...

We are Unawatunas friendliest, most professional & fully equipped diving center. We have recently opened our authorized PADI Resort S-23613 and have re branded to Pearl Divers so come and have a look at out new Pearl Divers website. Our team of ex navy and international dive instructors are waiting to greet you with big smiles and lots of great dive sites to visit.

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my first dive in open water

This was my first dive in open water. I am grateful to Catherine for the work done. A short briefing was held on the ground. We were diving close to shore. At first we were at a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Юлия Т

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Mont-sur-Rolle, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Summary: 3 stars out of five. The reasons are : the bad behaviour of the dive master towards an octopus during the dive and the second, was the poor after review (sad because the prior briefing was very good). So positive and negative points for these 2 dives we have done. Spot: The spots are really good, but sadly the... More 

1 Thank Christophe_Lap
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first dive in open water. I am grateful to Catherine for the work done. A short briefing was held on the ground. We were diving close to shore. At first we were at a depth of 2 meters, but gradually fell to a depth of 11 meters and saw a sunken ship. Under the water was 40... More 

Thank Юлия Т
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went diving to trincomalee where we contacted all diving centres to try to find recommendations of childcare to our 5 months old baby. Pearl divers was the only one understanding and problem solving to find an easy solution to let my girlfriend and me dive together. They also adapted dive sites to our interest, experience and particular situation as... More 

Thank Ignacio A
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Finally... a good place to dive in Sri Lanka on the South coast. There are so many dodgy places.. This one is safe. Good quality equipment. Knowledgable staff. All good!

Thank Alex M
Seoul, South Korea
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Everyone at Pearl Diver's was friendly and helpful. The shop is clean and the equipment was in good shape. I did two fun dives with them and did enjoy myself. However, I was very upset to see that both of my dive masters harassed and touched some of the sea life. On the first dive, the DM used his muck... More 

1 Thank Julie N
Stockholm, Sweden
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Wanted to do some snorkling with my extended family. We just went out to the nearby rock islands where I, four teenage boys and one eight year old girl snorkled. It was alright, but it was clear that the corrals had been ruined by either anchoring or dynamite fishing. The diving school might have overcharged us as they were paid... More 

Thank Jonas47
Leicester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Recommended by the place we were staying. Very warm welcome and a personal attention to book what we wanted. Very flexible. Good quality equipment and service. Dives were of poor visability at first and Pearl suggested we not bother with second dive that day as would be a waste of our money. When things improved, had several excellent dives including... More 

Thank tigertim666
Reykjavik, Iceland
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We had a great week at Pearl Divers. We went out twice a day to different dive sites which had all be unique. You have wrecks, channels, caves, pinnecales and riffs. There aren´t so many corals due to the damages caused by the Tsunami. The boat rides are short the longest 30 minutes. The owner Andy is great to talk... More 

Thank wiltwest
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Had an awesome time on the jet ski, wake boarding around. Staff are very friendly and there's a lot of different activities to do here. Definitely a good spot.

Thank Connor L
1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The DM Ranjith brought us to 2 dive sites including Rangoon wreck and Aluth Gala. The dive sites were nice, visibility was high. We found lots fishes and nudi. The DM was nice and informative. However, other staffs at the dive centre were not very helpful.

Thank Kelvin A

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