The Island Scuba Story
In the beginning, there was just sea. Nishan Perera was a Colombo-based diver who, along with his former partner Naren Gunasekera, wanted to spend more time exploring these waters. However, challenged by the lack of professional dive centers in Colombo they finally decided to take matters into their own hands and started their own diving club. And thus, on the beaches of Mt Lavinia, Island Scuba was born.
During the course of their diving and exploring, Nishan and Naren discovered many of the fantastic wrecks off the coast of Colombo. Their commitment to quality diving, and the prevalence of post-dive tamarind martinis at their old beachside base, meant that Island Scuba soon grew into a small but highly-regarded dive center with a devoted group of customers who knew the secret that was Colombo diving.
And now, big plans are afoot. Island Scuba has expanded to operations in Trincomalee and also partnered with DIVEIndia, India’s largest dive operator with operations across the country, to help increase the scale of operations and bring in several exciting new offerings.
But our goal remains the same: to provide high-quality, professional diving services with a fun, relaxed vibe. And all of us here at Island Scuba would love to share the amazing diving of Colombo with you!