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Hikkaduwa is the prime spot for diving in the south west of Sri Lanka. poseidon_padi_diving_center_hikkaduwa_sri_lankaRenowned 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_padi_diving_center_diving_toolsHikkaduwa 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’ (

Reef and Rock Formations in Hikkaduwa

Wallduwa (Coral Garden Rocks) (Depth: 3-10m) Ideal for beginners and SCUBA reviews. A nearby spot just in front of Coral Garden ...
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Shipwrecks Diving in Hikkaduwa

Conch: (Depth 12-21m) The Conch is a steam-powered oil tanker. One of the first oil tankers in the world, it was ...
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Poseidon Beach Hotel

We provide accommodation for our course followers.Poseidon Diving station has a 17 room hotel and restaurant on the beach. We have three economy rooms with twin beds, ceiling fan, mosquito net and shower room, 2 standard rooms with hot showers, 9 rooms can be booked with air-conditioning and solar-powered hot water, including two beach end rooms. Downstairs we have a family room with 2 adjoining twin-bedded rooms sharing a bathroom and single entrance and a three bedded rooms with AC and hot water Hotel guests will have access to free WiFi.

River Stone Villa By Poseidon

Built in 1926 it has been carefully restored and boasts beautiful original features and antiques. 11 people can stay in 6 bedrooms. The first floor has a suite of large bedroom with 7 foot bed, living area and bathroom with shower and slipper bath.

The ground floor has 5 bedrooms around a central atrium and living area. 2 rooms have ensuite shower rooms and there is a large bathroom with shower and slipper bath. At the rear of the house is a large dining area which seats 10 people, looking out over the swimming pool. There is a fully equipped kitchen with American fridge-freezer, washing machine and range cooker.

On arrival the house will have a small supply of bottled water, milk, tea and coffee. It is self-catering but a house chef can be arranged at a small cost. It sits in a half acre private garden with mature fruit trees, landscaped lawns and outdoor ambalama with barbecue and seating.

The pool is 4 ½ feet deep throughout with jacuzzi jet seating at one end and stair entry. The train station, bus stand and town centre are just a 5 minute walk away.