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Looking for a trusted Scuba Diving centre to Dive in Sri Lanka ? You’ve found the right place here at Sun Diving Centre who is open all year round! Our coastal dive centre is located within Galle, right on the stunning beachfront of Unawatuna Beach.
We are a Sri Lankan, family run, PADI 5-Star Diving Centre that first opened their doors in October 2014. Our mission from the very start has been to offer the best professional and safe PADI SCUBA immersions, while you put your trust in our dedicated team to complete your holiday experience with exciting and fun explorations of the underwater world. Imagine thrilling and breathtaking adventures, with a touch of relaxing and social beach vibes with the crew! Here with us at Sun Diving Centre, you will always be welcomed with a gentle, friendly face from our local and international staff, eager to make your SCUBA diving experience memorable from start to finish.

Our highly trained and professional team can offer you a wide range of scuba diving and watersports adventures.

 From absolute beginners wanting to take their first dive into the deep blue, all the way to experienced and professional divers seeking their next course or discovery! All of our courses are designed to help you build confidence and gain or enhance fundamental skills, in an educational and safe, but chilled and friendly environment. Take a look down below to understand more about what activities and courses we offer at Sun Diving! 


Dive into adventures with Sun Diving Center ! From beginners to certified divers , our exceptional packages promise thrilling underwater experiences. Explore our offers and plunge into a world of wonder today.

Certified Divers

Enjoy a fun dive for certified level divers – from Open Water level to Advanced Specialty.

Dive Packages

Choose from our exciting dive packages we have on offer for a luxury holiday experience!

Discover Scuba Diving

For beginners only – join us to learn the basics of scuba diving, from age 10 & above!


At the Sun Diving Centre in Sri Lanka, we are proud to offer PADI diving courses designed for divers of all levels. Whether you’re a beginner looking to explore the underwater world or an experienced diver seeking to enhance your skills, our team of experts will guide you through an unforgettable diving experience. Join us today and embark on your underwater adventure!

PADI Open Water Diver Course (OWD)

PADI® Open Water Diver is the first scuba certification level. A highly-trained PADI Instructor will teach you how to scuba dive in a relaxed, supportive learning environment.

USD 360

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course (AOWD)

Advance our skills and learn about underwater navigation, deep diving and three types of specialty diving that interest you.

USD 320

PADI Rescue Diver Course

Learn how to think like a rescue diver through home study and practice basic rescue skills with an instructor.

USD 390

Emergency First Response Course (EFR)

EFR primary and secondary care training teaches you what to do in the critical moments when a life-threatening emergency occurs, before emergency medical services arrive. 

USD 170


From Unawatuna Beach we have 16 dive sites to explore from the depths of 5 to 30 meters. At Sun Diving Centre we can provide an unforgettable diving experience to suit all levels, and all interests depending on what underwater discoveries you want to find!




Based on 216 reviews
Fantastic Diving School! I can wholeheartedly recommend the Sun Diving diving school. I did my Open Water certification there. The communication beforehand was really good and quick, so I was able to complete the theory beforehand. We did a pool session and four dives on site. I felt really well looked after, especially because I was quite scared of diving due to a previous illness. Minosh and the whole team responded really well, were able to take away all my fears and I felt safe at all times. And that was despite the fact that the conditions for diving were unfortunately not really good. We had strong currents and hardly any visibility due to the storms. But we were looked after very well and so we were able to make the best of very challenging conditions and had a lot of fun on land too. If I had had more time and the conditions had been better, I would have done the Advanced certification straight away. Many thanks to the whole team!
Simona Sch
Simona Sch
Top Diving Center in Unawatuna Top diving centre in Unawatuna! 🤿🐟🐠🪼 I completed the Padi OWC here and can highly recommend the centre. Communication for booking is super uncomplicated and quick via Whatsapp. The team is very friendly and personable. You always feel safe and are well instructed. The various diving locations, which are reached by boat, give you so many varied impressions. Thank you for the great experiences - I'll be happy to come back. Best wishes Simona 👌🏼
Monica J
Monica J
Great Experience! Fantastic Team! The team is great. Originally, I just signed up for the discovery class to see if I would like diving. The team was so knowledgeable and I felt completely safe in their hands so I decided to just go ahead and get my diving certificate. 4 dives and an online test later....I passed! Your safety is their main concern. My teacher, Minosh was amazing. I can't say enough great things about Sun Diving Sri Lanka.
ahmed s
ahmed s
excellent experience, friendly environment i was so luck to do my rescue course in sun diving sri lanka, the best dive centre in Unawatona , excellent service, very friendly , very good training According to PADI standard, Meknow is a very nice and professional instructor , it was realy nice choice , recommended for all divers who want to complete courses to be divemasters.
Surprise of the sea! Our diving experience with Sun Diving SriLanka was fantastic. We scheduled two sessions with them, including an introductory one for my partner. The instructors displayed remarkable patience, taking the time to alleviate any lingering fears she had. As we prepared on the boat for the dive, we were treated to an incredible sight: a whale shark passing by very closely. The dive itself was superb. The instructors remained vigilant, ensuring our safety, while also pointing out various sea life and other interesting sights. Unfortunately, during the dive, my partner lost her earring in the sea. However, the crew later located it, allowing us to retrieve it. We're truly grateful for such a wonderful experience. Many Thanks to Sun Diving SriLanka for providing such exceptional service.
Krishmal G
Krishmal G
Amazing diving experience in Unawatuna Had an amazing time with the trainers there and diving. They took great care of me and took me to some nice dive spots in unawatuna
Great Dive Centre, Amazing Staff! Had a great experience at Sun Divers. My fiancée and I are fairly inexperienced open water divers with 15 dives each and felt so well looked after here. We did 2x Fun Dives in the morning and both were great. The gear and facilities are good and the staff are super friendly. My fiancée sometime gets nervous descending on the first dive after a while and Shan was so patient and calm helped her enjoy it all. The second dive was a breeze and the guys are so clued up. Would definitely recommend Sun divers if you’re wanted to get some diving in Unawatuna and the post-dive beer at the lovely attached bar just hits differently!
Gary C
Gary C
Amazing Fantastic experience. Had never scuba dived before so was a bit nervous but the lovely people at Sun Diving put me totally at ease. They are very professional and oh so friendly. The dive was amazing and would totally recommend them to anyone interested in scuba diving. Special shout out to Shan, Jess and Minosh. Can't wait to return 😍
Eleonore D
Eleonore D
Disappointment Some of the staff are welcoming, but others allow themselves to make comments on the appearance of customers, in their language, thinking that we do not understand them. Totally disrespectful and inappropriate. Concerning diving, the weather was poor. I asked if we were maintaining the exit and I was told that it was no problem. Except that the rain came and we could no longer see anything underwater. It wasn't a good time
Elena Vasina
Elena Vasina
Well done! Thank you I'm very grateful to these guys for excellent service, kindness, their attention and positive communication! Thanks to their professionalism Ii succeeded with my first diving! The instruction was very clear and detailed. The instructor supported me all the time as the result 1,5 hour under the water and it was absolutely safe and comfortable for me! We saw a sunken ship and the sunken statue! Incredible unforgettable experience!