- Our Diving Center
- Hikkaduwa Dive Sites
- PADI Courses
Hikkaduwa is the prime spot for diving in the south west of Sri Lanka. Renowned for its house reef which is the first marine sanctuary in Sri Lanka In Hikkaduwa we can easily reach many historic shipwrecks nearby.Our dive centre is situated on the beach just metres from the shore and student divers can complete their confined water training in the safety of the house reef, where they get to experience sea conditions and colourful marine life.
Poseidon Diving Station first opened here in 1973, and became the first PADI center in Hikkaduwa. We swiftly gained a reputation for being the safest, most professional center with a great team of friendly and helpful staff. Our Hikkaduwa dive centre runs Discover Scuba Diving programs for people who have never tried diving before. You can also complete all PADI diving courses here. Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver and Dive Master courses are run on demand, with new courses starting every day. We use small group teaching to provide support and make sure all our students are given the time they need to become confident, safe divers. We have full Nitrox availability in Hikkaduwa.Twice a year we run an Instructor Development Course for divemasters who wish to become a PADI diving instructor.
The centre also has its own guesthouse, with rooms on the beach ranging from simple economy rooms to air-conditioned, sea front rooms. You can also try our beachside restaurant with its freshly cooked, delicious meals. Our sister company runs whale watching and fishing trips from here. You can find out more information at ‘link’ (www.fishingsrilanka.com)
Poseidon Hikkaduwa Diving station has a 16 room hotel and restaurant on the beach. We have standard rooms with twin beds, ceiling fan, mosquito net and shower room. 9 rooms can be booked with air-conditioning and solar-powered hot water. Downstairs we have a family room with 2 adjoining twin-bedded rooms sharing a bathroom and single entrance.
Poseidon Diving Station Hikkaduwa is now offering hostel style accommodation. With the recent increase in independent travellers we have opened two large rooms for shared accommodation.
The rooms are divided into single gender dormitories and have ceiling fans, shower rooms and hot water. Secure lockers are provided to safely store your valuables.
The dive centre is on the beach inside the marine reserve of Hikkaduwa with easy access to the house reef.
Prices are US $5 per bed per night.
Hotel guests will have access to free WiFi.
The restaurant is open from 7.30am until 10pm, serving a selection of seafood, eastern, western and Sri Lankan food and snacks at any time. We are licensed to sell beer and wine. We also organise buffets and beach barbecues for parties.
For customers who prefer, we can arrange accommodation in any of the nearby guest houses or hotels, with daily collection free of charge.
It is also possible to arrange collection from Colombo airport for groups up to five per minivan or larger group by air conditioned bus.
One of our new airy upstairs rooms. the upstairs balcony and view to the sea.