Unawatuna Diving Centre
Our Unawatuna Diving Centre, PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort S - 36133, offers the perfect holiday under and above water. The diving school is located about 4 km south of the city of Galle on the Mara Road ( A2 from Galle to Matara), on the beach side.
The Unawatuna Bay has one of the most beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka. The wide, about 2 km long bay is lined with palm trees. Right on Unawatuna Beach, between the Matara Road and the Indian Ocean, you'll find our Dive Centre.
Diving On Sri Lanka's South Coast
UNAWATUNA DIVING CENTRE
Unawatuna/Peellagoda - Galle
(Open Daily: 15. October To 10. April, 8 Am To 7 Pm, rest of the year closed because of south west monsoon)
When is Sri Lanka Diving Season?
From mid April onwards the diving on the west- and south coast is influenced by the south west monsoon. The sea is mostly rough, the current can be very strong and the underwater vision can be considerably less than 3 m.
Due to these conditions our UNAWATUNA DIVING CENTRE is closed from the mid of April to the mid of October. Usually the south-west monsoon blows continuously from the south-west and carries more humid air from the Indian continent. Sometimes there are strong winds and rain but on average never longer than an hour or two. Daily sunshine is even during the monsoon period 8 hours a day. Day temperatures are around 30 to 32 Celsius and night temperatures 26 to 28 Grad Celsius. Water temperature is the whole between 28 to 30 Celsius.
Bathing and swimming however is possible during the whole year due to the reefs protecting Unawatuna Beach and the Mihiripenna/Dalawella Beach from high waves.
From the mid of March to the mid of November we operate our NILAVELI DIVING CENTRE on the untouched north-east coast Sri Lanka's. Here the north-east monsoon ends beginning of march and the dive season here starts with a calm sea and good underwater vision until mid November.