Best diving experience in Sri Lanka
Come diving with R.K. Somadasa De Silva Somey at the International Diving School in Sri Lanka. The school is now managed by Somey’s beloved son Sachin Another great diver of course! who has implemented great plans to improve your diving experience. Dive with experienced and friendly divemasters and instructors, all fully qualified through PADI, CMAS and UDI.
Our well trained and experienced staff use the latest equipment to make your diving experience a good one. The director R.K Somadasa de Silva or Somey as he is commonly known is well reputed in the region as a commercial and professional diver. He has over 30 years of experience in the diving industry and is qualified both as a UDI/CMAS instructor and a PADI assistant instructor, with more than 500 foreign students to his credit and innumerable local divers. In addition to teaching, Somey is qualified as a commercial diver and has worked on a number of underwater construction projects, both for private and government institutions. Obviously Somey is not the only member of staff. The two divemasters, Ishan and Dharshana, are both PADI assistant instructors and have many thousands of dives in their logbooks, having been diving here for over 10 years. Our chief boatman, Sarath, is both certified by the Sri Lanka Port Authority and very experienced on the open seas we swear he uses natural GPS!. As well as these friendly and experienced fellows we have a number of other dive guides and boatmen, all keen to help you enjoy your dives. As a family run operation, the International Diving School is well known for its welcoming nature and many of our customers return time after time, becoming friends within a few dives. So come diving with Somey and the team at the International Diving School, Hikkaduwa and prepare to dive here again and again.
See the many varieties of tropical marine life that make diving in Sri Lanka an unforgettable experience, including huge barracuda, manta rays, dolphins, blue whales and whale sharks! These migrate past Sri Lanka in March/April. 12 fantastic dive sites less than 20 minutes boat ride from the school, including the wreck of the Conch oil tanker and the 19th century “Earl of Shaftesbury”. Only 60 minutes boat ride from the many wrecks around Galle, at the southern tip of Sri Lanka.