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International Diving School

#2 of 28 Tours in Hikkaduwa Features Animals
Coral Sands Hotel, Hikkaduwa, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
+94 71 725 1024
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Super suitable for fun and course dives!

For my Advanced Open Water Diver Course I made five dives at the International Diving School and I... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
Canton of Bern, Switzerland
Great school, even better people

I visited Hikkaduwa in January 2017 for a diving trip with my folks and we were amazed. The place... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
Xiamen, China
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International Diving School, the premier diving school in Sri Lanka offers diving experiences and certification at its centers in Hikkaduwa and Trincomalee. October to April - Hikkaduwa (Diving Only) May to September - Trincomalee (Diving & Water Sports)
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  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Coral Sands Hotel, Hikkaduwa, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
+94 71 725 1024
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

For my Advanced Open Water Diver Course I made five dives at the International Diving School and I must say it was amazing. The Diving Center is at the Hikkaduwa Beach where you sometimes can see some water turtles! Also the most important part the...More

Thank sim0nramm
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

I visited Hikkaduwa in January 2017 for a diving trip with my folks and we were amazed. The place was beautiful, the food was delicious, the prices were very affordable, and the Sri Lankan people were extremely warm. The International Diving School was no exception;...More

Thank lorzlex
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

I really couldn't give this dive centre a better review. I entrusted the lives of my 10 and 12 year old boys to Sachin and Ishara for PADI Open Water Jr and in total 11 open-water dives and could not have been happier with the...More

Thank Mark J
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Did my open water qualification here in Feb 2017, the course and the guys were great. Always safety conscious and happy to help with any queries you have. Sanchin is a brilliant instructor and a great guy, also his English is brilliant so no need...More

1  Thank Joe H
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I can highly recommend this diving school! Here, I started diving with the open water course. It was very easy to learn, because the stuff and my instructor were patient, helpful and responsible that I felt always safe under water. The equipment was also in...More

1  Thank ali0nt0ur
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Me and a friend did our first dive here and it was great! We had a lot of fun doing the "PADI open water diver" and also enjoyed just hanging around at the dive center, chatting with the people and joining a boat tour. When...More

Thank XlubiX
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Paid for a boat to the island and guide only to wait thirty minutes for the guide to tell us he's really sorry but all the boat drivers are drunk (it was 3pm on a Monday!). We ended up trying to snorkel nearby but visibility...More

Thank Shlomit H
Somadasa D, Manager at International Diving School, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Firstly thank you for taking time to write a review for us. First of all, we told you that the island snorkeling tours are made via the Wildlife Department of Sri Lanka, not by us. There is no connection with those boat drivers with us....More

Reviewed 10 April 2017

Did two dives with them and the facilities are really good. Good briefings and the dive guides are very good and friendly. Looks in to all the safety aspects. Highly recommend them for diving in Hikkaduwa area.

Thank Chanaka M
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Due to IDS and its great team I received my AOWD PADI certificate. Sachin is my favorite instructor, top-level professional, positive, friendly. Every exercise with him was a small adventure. I am very grateful to the team for their care, kindness and quality service! Wish...More

Thank Aleka K
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

I did my PADI open water at IDS with Sachin as divemaster. Sachin is calm and professional with a smile. The IDS team help out and make everything run smooth. I chose IDS after some comparing reviews with other diving companies in Hikkaduwa and after...More

Thank Marcus N
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We planning to visit this march. We have never dived before. And to experience it as a fun activity. What is the minimum amount we can expect to spend for a simple package for 3 people?
26 February 2017|
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Response from YellowOmelettes | Reviewed this property |
you can do the discover scuba diving here. 75$ per person.
Dechamma M
Hey there! I'm not a very good swimmer but would very much like to try diving at Hikkaduwa. Is it possible to do so?
17 December 2016|
Response from TravellingManOz | Reviewed this property |
They run PADI Discover SCUBA Diving lessons there so that is possible.
Hey, I want to learn scuba diving. Can you please tell me how much would open water course cost and how long does the course last? Thanks
7 September 2016|
Response from Somadasa D | Property representative |
Dear Sir/Madam, Firstly thank you for your interest on us and PADI OWD will take about 4 days and we charge 375$ for that. Best Regards, Sachin Hansaka Specialty Instructor #374771