Welcome to Island Scuba
Established in 2012 as a diver-owned-and-operated PADI Dive Center based in Colombo (November-April) and Trincomalee (May-October), Island Scuba has focused on providing high quality, professional diving services while still maintaining a fun, relaxed vibe.
Our team consists of dive professionals, marine scientists and underwater photographers, with extensive knowledge about diving around Sri Lanka as well as experience in other countries, and, as a testament to our unique knowledge and professionalism, we have also worked with several international film crews and private yachts.
We offer a full array of diving services, from introductory programs for beginners, to certification courses and, of course, daily dive trips for certified divers. Please check out the following pages for more info on our dive operations in Colombo and Trincomalee, as well as our programs for beginners and experienced divers alike.
We look forward to having you dive with us 🙂
Colombo – Wrecks & Reefs
(November – April)
Trincomalee – Reefs & Critters
(May – September)
Diving for Beginners
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to be an adrenalin junkie or a Navy SEAL in order to dive- diving is easy and accessible to everyone!
For beginners, we offer the PADI Open Water scuba diver training course – a 3-4 day program where you learn all the skills needed to become a certified scuba diver (a card that is valid for a lifetime). All it takes is basic swimming skills, being in good medical health and a desire to explore the amazing underwater world!
For those who are uncertain, have less time or don’t know how to swim, we also offer an Intro To Scuba program – this is a guided dive on a reef with an instructor, where you get to experience the magic of scuba diving. No swimming or prior experience required!
Diving for Certified Divers
For certified divers, we offer the best of both worlds – fantastic wrecks in Colombo, and colorful reefs in Trincomalee.
As divers ourselves, we like diving in small groups and with dive operations that offer a personal touch – and that’s what we offer as well. We aren’t a high volume dive shop – we keep group sizes small (4-5 divers per boat, typically), and try to ensure that we offer customized dive programs for all our divers, no matter what their interest, experience or comfort level.
And for those looking to improve their diving skills, we offer a range of continued education diving programs, from the PADI Advanced Open Water course to various Specialties like Nitrox, Deep and Wreck.
Since 2019, Island Scuba is a member of the DIVEIndia family; a diver owned and operated PADI 5 IDC Star Dive Center that is also India’s largest dive center and diver training agency. This partnership allows us to leverage DIVEIndia’s long-established and highly-regarded teaching methodology, and also provides us support on the back-end of operations. It also allows us to remain a small, customized dive center while at the same time gaining many of the benefits of being a large dive center.
And what does that mean for you? Better diving services at a reduced cost, while retaining the personalized touch of a small dive center, where we always know your name and fin size!