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Dive Equipment: diving facilities

We have 40 sets of Aqualung and ScubaPro equipment for rental and students. We use 12L aluminium INT tanks and can provide 15L and 10L on request. Wetsuits are 3mm shorties. All are serviced by UK trained Aqualung and ScubaPro equipment technicians.


In the centre we have a fully air-conditioned classroom for all thecourses and a diving equipment sales centre for Aqualung and Beaver products.


Diving boats:

Poseidon-boatsWe have three diving boats based at Hikkaduwa. The two large catamarans can each carry up to 14 divers with twin 60hp Mercury 4-stroke engines, tank racks and shaded seating area. Our smaller boat
can carry up to 8 divers and has 40hp outboard engine, tank racks and shaded seating area. All boats carry full oxygen and first aid kits.


We use Bauer K15 and Mariner 320 compressors for air fills, and a Coltri-Sub Nuvair for Nitrox. All are fully maintained and serviced with quarterly air tests. We have Nitrox and provide training in enriched air diving.


We have some artefacts from discovering the wrecks in the early 1970s, these are housed within the centre for public view. Along with this there is a collection of some of the original diving equipment used at the beginning of diving here in Sri Lanka.