Blue Deep Diving Centre – Hikkauwa – Trincomalee – Sri Lanka

BLUE DEEP DIVING SRI LANKA

Blue Deep Diving

Blue Deep Diving Centre was established in November 1995.

The founder is Captain Kalu Mavil Priyantha a Dive Master with many years experience in the PADI Learning program and Sri Lanka’s Diving Tourism.

Blue Deep Diving Centre is offering the full range of recreational diving courses by PADI, from Discover Scuba Diving to Dive Master – available in two location on the beautiful tropical island that is Sri Lanka.

Blue Deep Diving classes are available in English, Russian, French and Sinhala.

  •  Bubble Maker
  •  Discover Scuba Diving
  •  Open Water Diver
  •  Advanced Open Water Diver
  •  Rescue Diver
  •  EFR
  •  Dive Master

Blue Deep Diving

Blue Deep staff are all certified PADI Dive Masters and Instructors and have many years of diving and teaching experience from all over the world.

Scuba equipment used for courses and fun diving is of the highest quality and regularly  serviced and even replaced if required. This maintains the high level of safety.

When you are looking for the best scuba diving facility, the highest standards and the friendliest staff in Sri Lanka, then look no further!

Go deep – go blue deep 🙂

Blue Deep Diving

Blue Deep Diving

Blue Deep Diving Centre is located on Sri Lanka`s tranquil west coast in Dodanduwa a typical small lankan fishing village with gorgeous sand beaches. The town office is in Hikkaduwa, where coral reef protect the small bay from the surfing waves.

Fortunately, the best dive sites of Indian Ocean are on our front doorstep.

Blue deep makes your SCUBA diving holiday special, enjoyable and as safe as possible.

For the best experience, Blue Deep offer dives in small groups (maximum 4 divers per Dive Master or Diving Instructor). This is all done for a very reasonable price.

Blue Deep Diving Boats

Blue deep’s main craft is a catamaran with a capacity of 15 people but we only allow a maximum 8 divers on-board to allow greater comfort and safety. The boat has a large dive platform for easy entry and exit from the water.

The diving season runs from October to April in Hikkaduwa , west side of island, and from April to October in Trincomalee – north-east part.

Diving takes place seven days a week. Our professional Dive Masters take you on a two-dive day trip or single dives in the morning and afternoon.

Each day the schedule is posted at the diving centre. All dives have a guide who will brief you and show the highlights of each site.

Most dives are multilevel to extend your bottom time safely. Sri Lanka’s reefs are amongst the richest in the world and are home to amazing hard and soft coral, sea fans and a kaleidoscope of tropical fish.

Blue Deep Dive Sites offer a wide variety of underwater environments. From deep diving at Kirala Gala and Black Coral Point, drift diving at Hikkaduwa Gala and Diyamba, the famous Conch ship wreck and the Little Cave, Indian Ocean has something for every diver and diving certification level.

Blue Deep Diving

Hikkaduwa

Coral Reef Hotel, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka.

+94 (0) 77 3150726 (Kalu)

+94 (0) 77 9811070 (Feroz)

Trincomalee

Alles Garden, Uppuweli, Sri Lanka.

+94 (0) 77 3150726

+94 (0) 77 9811070

bluedeepdiving@yahoo.com

 

Tour packages arranged by Sri Lanka Island Tours

Sri Lanka

Bathed in warm Indian Ocean currents, and with nearly 1600 kilometres/1000 miles of palm-fringed coastline, Sri Lanka is an amazing dive destination. This island nation has for millennia been a crossroads of historic shipping lanes, the Silk Road and other trade routes have shaped its unique culture. The landscape is as vibrant and varied above the water as it is below.

The waters of Sri Lanka are home to an incredible range of marine creatures from massive blue whales all the way through to tiny nudibranch. Sri Lanka has an abundance of great sites to discover including great wreck dives which are scattered off the coast. Local divers are still discovering new wrecks as they explore the waters of this island nation. Many of the wrecks are covered in marine life, soft corals, macro critters and large aggregations of schooling fish. Above the surface, Sri Lanka also boasts wildlife reserves, which protect native species such as leopards, porcupines and anteaters. It is also famous for its unique foods and amazing teas, which should be sampled as part of any dive trip.

Where you dive in Sri Lanka depends on when you plan to visit because the monsoon seasons vary from one end of the island to the other. October to May is the high season for diving the west and south-west coast, and May to October is the best time to dive the north-east coast. With incredible diving, friendly locals, amazing food.

 

Great Dives

  • Barracuda Reef – This is a great dive site waiting to be explored and it never disappoints. The reef provides shelter for a wide variety of aquatic creatures including lionfish, rays and nudibranch. Located off the coast of Mount Lavinia near Colombo, this is a popular dive site.
  • Cargo Wreck – A 90 metre/295 feet wreck, which was a cargo carrier named Pecheur Breton, offers certified divers a massive wreck to explore. It sits at around 20 metres/65 feet at its shallowest point however the starboard side sits deeper than this. It is a haven for a wide variety of marine life, both big and small.
  • Panadura Wreck – Sitting in around 12 metres/40 feet of water, this is a popular wreck for certified divers, which is also known as the Panadura Nilkete Wreck. The dive site is accessible by a short boat ride from Panadura. This is a great site to get a taste of the wreck diving available in Sri Lanka.
  • Taprobane Reefs – Well offshore, some of the most pristine diving in Sri Lanka can be found on these reefs immortalized by Authur C. Clarke in his book The Reefs of Taprobane. Large patch reefs punctuated with massive coral domes are typical here. Marine life is abundant including large rays and schooling fish.
  • Goda Gala Diyamba – This underwater rock formation, about 10 minutes by boat from the resort town of Unawatuna on the south side of Sri Lanka, lets divers explore reef systems loaded with large fish such as trevally and Napoleon wrasse. Discovering the dive site’s real charm requires shifting focus and trying to spot some of the many types of nudibranchs.
  • HMS Hermes – Near Batticaloa, in the north-east, divers can descend on a rare World War II artifact: HMS Hermes. The ship was the world’s first purpose-built aircraft carrier. It sank off the coast after 1942 and is one of only a handful of carrier wrecks accessible to divers anywhere. Because it’s very deep, you will require PADI TecRec training to dive this wreck.
  • British Sergeant – Sunk under fire along with HMS Hermes, but lying in shallower water, the British Sergeant is another WWII wreck that lies upside down and broken into two halves sitting at right angles to each other. Many features are still easily identifiable on this popular wreck.
  • Boiler Wrecks – Lying in shallower waters at around 9 metres/30 feet, this site is made up of both the SS Brennus and SS Sir John Jackson which both met the same fate of running aground. Both wrecks are still largely intact with many of the propellers visible.

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Dive Summary

Visibility – Visibility ranges from around 10-25 metres/30-80 feet between high and low seasons.

Water Temperature – Water temperatures are usually around 27° C/80° F for most of the year.

Weather – Seasonal averages: 22°C/72°F in winter and 33°C/93°F in summer.West coast diving is best from around October to May, and the east coast is best from around May through to October.

Featured Creatures – Blue and sperm whales, whale sharks. Green, loggerhead, hawksbill and leatherback turtles. Parrot fish, Napoleon wrasse and barracuda. Macro invertebrates, including nudibranchs.

Recommended Training – Sri Lanka is a great place to learn to dive with the PADI Open Water Divercourse. The PADI Advanced Open Water DiverPADI Enriched Air DiverPADI Deep Diver and PADI Wreck Diver courses are popular to dive many of the sites and wrecks off the coastline of Sri Lanka. You can also become a PADI Divemaster or PADI Instructor from this island paradise.

Travel Info

Note – Travel to any destination may be adversely affected by conditions including (but not limited) to security, entry and exit requirements, health conditions, local laws and culture, natural disasters and climate. Regardless of your destination, check your local travel advisory board or department for travel advice about that location when planning your trip and again shortly before you leave.

Language – Sinhala and Tamil. English is widely spoken.

Currency – Rupee (LKR). Credit cards are widely accepted.

Major Airports – Colombo-Bandaranayake International Airport (CMB), Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Electricity and Internet – 230V/50 HZ. Internet is available is many of the tourist areas.

Topside Attractions – Sigiriya is an ancient palace in the Matale District featuring a massive rock column some 200 metres/660 feet tall. The Royal Palace of Kandy, which now accommodates the National Museum of Kandy. Yala National Park, which has the highest density of leopards on earth. The leopards share the park with herds of elephants. Alternatively, relax on one of the many beaches near many of the PADI Dive Shops or enjoy the nightlife in Colombo or other lively towns.

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