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Nilaveli Diving Centre

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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 the NILAVELI DIVING CENTRE, PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort...more
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Ward No.1, 9th Mile Post | At High Park Hotel, Nilaveli 31010, Sri Lanka
+94 77 077 8597
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 June 2018

When we arrived at Nilaveli Dive Centre to start our PADI Open Water Dive Course we were greeted immediately by the friendly staff and made to feel welcome. I was introduced to my Dive Instructor Bailey Wheetman and was made to feel at ease by...More

4  Thank tammywilford1
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

IF YOU PLAN ON GOING TO DIVE AT THIS CENTRE, YOU HAVE TO READ THIS REVIEW! If you dont want to read all the complaints (because it is a long review) the most important one is the last one. Normally we do not like to...More

8  Thank TimVonk
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can only describe our experience as awful... all due to the low professionalism of the instructor (a young boy who came from South Africa to spend a few weeks as an instructor in the diving center) We dive in early September together with another...More

Thank Ln L
Hans Georg K, Manager at Nilaveli Diving Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Der Ln L thank you for your comment. We made the same experience with him and terminated his contract after 4 weeks. This guy was not even able to teach, even he was an instructor. He is not with us anymore. i just can honestly...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I completed my Open Water Diver with this center and I highly recommend them! All of the staff I met were very friendly and helpful from the moment I booked and throughout my time there. Krys was a fantastic teacher! I could tell the team...More

Thank Celia B
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

From the first phone call it was perfect. They even helped me to get a nice hotel in nilaveli. Really friendly people, very helpful, nice atmosphere & good vibes. I went diving for the first time and got the best teacher, i could wish for!...More

Thank Meidling
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

I am a certified diver and my gf is not however we wanted to go diving together. We were presented with the option of a DSD which we decided to do. Marc was our instructor and definitely one of the best I have come across....More

Thank Max C
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

If this would have been my first dive, i would porbably never dive again. They didn‘t seem interested in what we want, instread of diving at the pigeon islands (we went again one day later with another diving school and it was perfect!) we went...More

Thank tina_b_vienna
Hans Georg K, Manager at Nilaveli Diving Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Dear Tina Thank you for your comment. We are always happy to get constructive critic to improve our services. I personally can remember your question regarding diving at pigeon island and i told you that we are not able to go for it, because we...More

Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

I convinced my girlfriend to test diving for the first time. Out of the 6 beginners only 3 managed to go under water. Start from middle of the sea, with a no calm sea was not the best choice from my point of view (usually...More

Thank ambroise s
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We are absolutely disgusted with this company. I booked a whale watching trip yestetday for today. I confirmed it with them, they even wrote my name on the board. We were told to be at the diving center at 5.30 to 5.45am, which we were...More

Thank smileytan
Hans Georg K, Manager at Nilaveli Diving Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

Dear Danny i just can honestly apologize for this mistake! i personally doing the planning of the boats in the evening and your name was not on the board. if you are still in sri lanka i want to invite you for a free of...More

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

True we saw dolphins, plenty of them. There were about 15 boats out there Chasing them at high speed. The dolphins could not get away fast enough from us - though they tried. The boat drivers got so close they forced the dolphins to swim...More

Thank Carolina M
Hans Georg K, Manager at Nilaveli Diving Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

Dear Carolina i really do not know what you expect when you are going for a dolphin watch? I might be good idea to inform yourself properly why dolphins behave like this. If dolphins would not like this, they would dive down and disappear -...More

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

I booked with NDC after seeing reviews and contacting them via email prior to my arrival in Trincomalee. The information they sent through was thorough and professional so once I arrived in town I called them at 2pm to book a place on the whale...More

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Hans Georg K, Manager at Nilaveli Diving Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

Dear Jo after investigation we found out that you received an email with the advise to call us and confirm and tell us your hotel if you need a pickup. That was obviously not done by you. best regards Andi Baseleader Nilaveli Diving Centre

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Had a brilliant morning dive with George- sadly my boyfriend and I are budgeting so only booked on to do one dive but it was great!! Whilst waiting for the other two people in our group to finish their second dive they took us to...More

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23 September 2018|
Response from Hans Georg K | Property representative |
Yes we do!! Call 077 077 85 97 or 026 222 83 88 or WhatsAp 0094770778597 It called Discovery Scuba Diving for Children and Adults fron the age of 10 years old. Check our website too! NILAVELI DIVING CENTRE Regards Hans... More
15 June 2018|
Response from Hans Georg K | Property representative |
Please check our website and send us an email and we will send you more detailed informations. You can contact us also by phone : 026 222 83 88 or 077 077 8597 , WhatsAp 0094770778597 You are welcome!! Hans and the NDC... More
14 April 2015|
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Response from Hans Georg K | Property representative |
Yese can arrange!!