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International Diving School

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| Coral Sands Hotel, Hikkaduwa 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 71 725 1024
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Pigeon Island snorkelling trip

Went on a snorkelling trip to Pigeon Island. Opted to have a guide (Amila) join us. He was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Charles B
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Great dive, great staff.

We made a wonderfull dive today at a beautiful spot fairly close to the beach. Short and easy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
raylatief
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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International Diving School, the premier dive center in Sri Lanka offers beginner diving experiences and certifications at our 2 centers based in Hikkaduwa and Trincomalee (Nilaveli). October to April - Hikkaduwa (Diving Only) May to September - Trincomalee (Diving & Water Sports)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Coral Sands Hotel, Hikkaduwa 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went on a snorkelling trip to Pigeon Island. Opted to have a guide (Amila) join us. He was fantastic looking after and encouraging our children and identifying marine-life.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made a wonderfull dive today at a beautiful spot fairly close to the beach. Short and easy boatride. All staff was friendly and helpfull. The instructor was very competent and made it a great, exciting but relaxed experience. Worth a recommandation!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just completed 4 fun dives and had a really good time, the dive masters and team was very friendly and communicate well and always trying to give you the best. I am really interested and photographing sea life and documenting them which is a bit...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had an amazing diving experience with this diving center. The staff is caring and highly skillful and took us to the beautiful bubble rock dive site in Nilaveli. Master Amila was my buddy who guided me in the waters with professionalism and showed me...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We made a snorkelling trip on Pigeon Island and enjoyed a wonderful excursion. Our guide Amila was very competent and nice. He brought us to the good spots where we could see riffsharks, big turtles and many, nany colorful fishes and corrals.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a party of ten, five adults and five kids (aged 5-11). We went for a snorkelling trip to Pigeon Island. We had two guides for the trip. They were very professional and attentive. The kids loved them! With them we were able to...More

Thank Ernst G
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We used international diving school for a trip to Pigeon Island for a snorkelling trip today. They were extremely efficient and organised both the return boat transfer and the National Park fees for me and my friend. The beaches on PI are difficult to walk...More

Thank Emma G
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Did my first diving lesson here. Dive master Dirk is an excellent teacher - professional, patient, fair and fun! The boat guides are extremely helpful, equipment well-maintained, good dive locations. Would recommend them anytime! Tracy Y, Singapore

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Had a very memorable experience with International Diving School on my 1st systematic Scuba. Especially the patience and professionalism showed by Mr.Amila made our experience a lot better. Wish to return for Open Water Certification back at International Diving School.

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

In March 2018, I dived for several days with the International Diving School. Together with their Divemaster Lahiru, we dived at several diving sites (Black Coral Point, Hikkaduwa Gala, Sunils Gala, Kadawara Gala, Kirala Gala, Yakamuththa Gala Rock, Goda Gala, Ship Wrack oil tanker Conch...More

Thank tomajan
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Nicole R
25 April 2018|
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Response from Eamonn Q | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I would definatly dive the east coast from May on until around October. Some nice dive sites. I hope to dive there in a few weeks mysel,f as the west coast is pretty much closed for the season.
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Liam B
16 April 2018|
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Response from Eamonn Q | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes it's true it is the end of the season on the west coast. But the season is only starting on the east coast some really good diving, also the same dive school relocates there.
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