Dive For You PADI Diving Center Nilaveli Trincomalee

Are you ready to take the plunge and explore the vibrant underwater world of East coast Sri Lanka? Look no further than Dive For You Diving Center Nilaveli! With knowledgeable instructors, state-of-the-art equipment, and a variety of dive sites to choose from, we guarantee an unforgettable experience for divers of all levels. Whether you’re seeking a thrilling adventure or a tranquil escape, Dive For You has everything you need to make your diving dreams come true in Nilaveli. Let’s dive in!

Nilaveli is a beautiful place located in the north-eastern province of Sri Lanka. It is well known for its white sand beaches, turquoise waters and coral reefs. The Dive For You Diving Center is situated inside of the Nilaveli Beach Hotel , so you can enjoy your holidays with stunning views of the Indian Ocean while diving.

The best time to dive in Nilaveli , Trincomalee is between April and October, when the water is at its clearest. Visibility can reach up to 30m. The average water temperature is 26°C, but it can drop to 20°C during the winter months.

There are many different types of diving available in Nilaveli. You can explore the shallow reef systems, go on a wreck dive, or even go cave diving. There are also plenty of options for beginner divers.

If you want to see some amazing marine life, then Nilaveli and Trincomalee is the place for you. There are over 100 species of corals and 500 species of fish that call this place home. You might even be lucky enough to spot a turtle or a whale Shark!

So come and visit us at the Dive For You Diving Center in Nilaveli – we guarantee you an unforgettable experience!

Padi Dive Courses in Nilaveli, Trincomalee

PADI Dive Courses are offered at our Nilaveli diving center for both beginner and experienced divers. Our certified PADI instructors will teach you everything you need to know to have a safe and enjoyable diving experience.

We offer a variety of PADI courses, from the Discover Scuba Diving program for beginners, to the Advanced Open Water course for those who want to extend their diving knowledge and skills. No matter what your level of experience, we have a course that is perfect for you.

If you are new to diving, we recommend starting with the Discover Scuba Diving program. This program is designed for people who have never dived before, and it will give you a taste of what scuba diving is all about. You will learn basic concepts about dive equipment and safety, and you will get to experience first-hand what it feels like to breathe underwater.

Once you have completed the Discover Scuba Diving program, you can move on to the Open Water Diver course. This course is the first step in getting your PADI certification, and it will give you the skills and knowledge you need to dive safely on your own.

If you are already an experienced diver, we recommend taking the Advanced Open Water course. This course builds on your existing knowledge and skills, and it will help you become a more confident and proficient diver. You will also get to try out new dive activities such as deep-water diving.

Dive Sites in Nilaveli , Trincomalee

Some of the best dive sites in Trincomalee and Nilaveli are Pigeon Island, Swami Rock, and Dutch Bay. Pigeon Island is a small island off the coast of Trincomalee that is home to a variety of marine life. Swami Rock is a large rock formation in the middle of Nilaveli Beach that is popular with divers and snorkelers. Dutch Bay is a sheltered bay in Trincomalee that is perfect for beginners.

Depth 10-12 metres. Boat travel time: 25 minutes.

A mysterious iron built ship, about 90 metres in length, that sank in shallow waters, now provides an established underwater habitat.

It has succumbed to quite a bit of damage and attracted treasure hunters due to its accessibility, however the bow, stern, and propellor can be easily identified. Very little is known about this wreck. Three anchors were found, but no records of the owners of the vessel were ever discovered.

The historical mystery of the wrecks has not deterred the local wildlife from making this wreck theirs. It is possible to see, amongst others, groupers, morays, octopus, trevally, bat fish, and anemonefish.

Depth 7-15 meters. Boat travel time: 10 minutes.

A highlight of the East Coast, Pigeon Island is one of only two marine National Parks in Sri Lanka, and is consequently one of the most famous dive sites in the area.

It offers a relaxing dive experience, in shallow waters, for all dive abilities. During the dive you may see moray eels, puffer fish, porcupine fish, nudibranchs, shrimp, lobsters, and many colorful schools of fish.

The surface interval can be spent on the island, relaxing in the shade of the trees. Or, as the island is fringed by a coral garden, it is the perfect time to grab your snorkel gear and hopefully see the local reef sharks and turtles that frequent the area.

Tip: as always be careful not to damage the delicate coral of this important habitat.

Is a rocky ridge which starts at about 5meters going to about 19meters of depth. Less than 15 minutes by boat this dive site is home to many soft and hard corals and sponges which grew on the rocks. It is home to blue spotted stingrays, small baraccuda, cuttlefish, morays, nemos, cleaner shrimps, stonefish, garden eels, Christmas tree worms, nudibranchs, snapers, fusiliers and much more. Deeper than the average dive sites in Nilaveli it is suitable for both experienced and inexperienced divers and the shorter distance makes it easy to access.

Depth 16-20 metres. Boat travel time: 55 minutes.

After serving in the 30 year war, 2 ships of the third Fast Gun Boat Squadron of the Sri Lankan Navy, Weeraya and Jagatha (translated to mean ‘hero’ and ‘conqueror’), now serve as artificial Reefs and exciting dive destinations.

Decommissioned and sank in 2020, these wrecks are now home to wrasse, grouper, snappers, and provide a safe haven for shoaling fish.

A great dive site of both wildlife and historical interest. And for those with suitable training, penetrating the wrecks is also possible, adding to the experience.

Tip: Check out the cannon barrels to try to spot the moray eels that have now taken up residence.

Very close to the Trincomalee town. Navy Island is a rock formation sticking out of the water and going to about 10 meters of dept. It has rocky walls and an L shaped small cave, which if you follow will lead forwards the surface. Divers will find morays, garden eels, mantis shrimp and shoals of blue striped snaper, table corals and many more. Is around 50 minutes by boat from the dive center. Mostly combine with the Navy museum as the first dive and the Navy Island as the second dive it’s worth diving there.

Is a garden of mushroom corals but includes table corals and other corals as well. Less than 10 minutes by boat and dept. of 5-17 meters, is suitable for any diver. Stone fish, lion fish, morays and many other variety of fish could be seen at the dive site.

Just outside of the Pigeon Island boarder this dive site has more variety of coral on a smaller area than any other dive site. With the rocks, the corals, plenty of fish life and less than 10 meters of dept. makes it a paradise for discover scuba divers, snorkelers and also experienced divers. Some would say it’s even more beautiful than Pigeon Island on a day with good visibility. It’s about 5 minutes by boat.

Diving Nilaveli Trincomalee

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