Things to do in Nilaveli

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Things to Do in Nilaveli

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  • Jeremy9991234
    London, UK5 contributions
    Beautiful hotel, I had a sea view cottage and was made so welcome here the food is amazing and you are so well looked after. The manager is always at breakfast greeting you and always checking if all is good with you in the evening, long hours! Everyone was super friendly, they have an amazing pool, the beach is perfection and the Hotel is very well maintained, because it is well run. All the grounds are maintained and picture perfect.

    Nilaveli Crab dinner at the beach bar was sublime.

    They have a shuttle bus that got me safely back to the international airport at a good price, thank you.

    You can book diving, I think they are about to in house a dive school which would be even better.
    Written 18 April 2022
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  • eshan d
    4 contributions
    try to reach as soon in the morning. and try to find a good diving guide from there on the beach itself. he will try his best to show many fishes sharks and sea turtles as well
    Written 10 December 2019
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  • SEs
    London, UK25,867 contributions
    This is small beautiful Hindu kovil here. The kovil is well kept. The local Hindus come to pray here regularly.
    Written 2 December 2019
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  • SEs
    London, UK25,867 contributions
    This is a popular Hindu kovil here. This small kovil is popular with local Hindus. The kovil is crowded during Friday poosai.
    Written 2 December 2019
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  • Deslcj
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia13 contributions
    Checked out a couple of dive centers here and felt more comfortable with Aquacreed, and fortunately a couple of ppl had pulled out from doing a course so was able to dive with them. Was a bit worried as hadn't dived in a few years but the team here was great.
    Written 30 September 2018
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  • Joan C
    3 contributions
    Amazing experience with Divinguru!! We did two fun dives in Nilaveli and it was incredible! Our gide was so nice and we recommend this experience at 100%!!
    Written 10 May 2022
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  • gingerlel
    Brighton and Hove, UK9 contributions
    We spent 3 mornings with Rohan and his friendly and helpful driver. I completed my PADI open water dives as a referral from the UK while my two teenage sons did a discover scuba morning. Rohan is a local and very knowledgeable, his kit was all very good quality and rigorously looked after following each dive session. Rohan’s driver was a former fisherman who was excellent also, he knew a lot about the equipment and very helpful - a great driver, very friendly and chatty. Dived at a number of locations including Veloor Rock, Lovers Leap and Navy Island and was treated to amazing corals and wildlife. Rohan was very good at pointing out some of the harder to spot stuff like stone fish and manta shrimp, also saw cuttlefish and yellow margin moray. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Rohan and his team.
    Written 1 September 2019
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  • Joao Granja
    1 contribution
    Excellent diver center to take a PADI course. All equipment was in very good conditions and Praveen is a brilliant instructor. It was easy doing the course with him. Nilaveli beach is so beautiful with awesome spots to dives. I will come back for sure.
    Written 15 October 2019
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  • Katherine H
    1 contribution
    Great experience. Very polite and helpful and really good value in comparison to other local companies. Our driver was really accommodating and stopped so we could have dinner on the way to the airport to break up the long journey. Would absolutely recommend.
    Written 4 May 2022
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  • sabine x
    Innsbruck, Austria10 contributions
    On the first day of business after more than one year we have the luck to be the right first customers.
    We are enjoying relaxing and easy dives with the dive masters and snorkelling with the captain.
    Roy and his team are doing a good and professional job.
    In addition to that transport from and to the Ypsylon Diving is organized by Roy and works very well.
    We wish all the best in these hard times and highly recommend Ypsylon Divers.
    Written 8 April 2021
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  • 2012_Katarina
    2 contributions
    We were very happy with our airport transfer from Uppuveli to Colombo International Airport. Our driver was really friendly and helpful and made short stops on the way to show us wild elephants and a beautiful lake. He arrived punctually at our hotel in a very comfortable car and turned out to be a very skilled driver. Everything was handled in a professional and very friendly manner.
    Written 26 April 2022
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  • Jon
    3 contributions
    Bumped into these guys walking in the beach
    Have dived many times before so was keen to have a look
    Guys were great, from the initial meeting to being out in the water
    Loads of fun, great personalities, loads of knowledge and making diving the fun it’s meant to be
    Had to go back the next day to do it all again
    Highly recommend this crew
    Easy going, fun, safe knowledgeable
    Written 7 September 2019
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  • Tina V
    Hannover, Germany10 contributions
    this was super fun for adults and kids alike. we saw plenty of dolphins, which at this season, was all we could hope for and we enjoyed it a lot.
    Written 3 August 2019
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  • Nimali Dinushik... J
    Nilaveli, Sri Lanka4 contributions
    One of amaizing tour in my life with my children so thank chathuranga your are great service provider thank again
    Written 17 October 2019
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  • ruwi
    2 contributions
    The car provided was of good quality, arrived on time and transparent pricing with no hidden charges. Driver was polite and courteous although he did want us to visit some shops for shopping. When we made it clear we were not interested, didn’t insist.
    Written 20 June 2019
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