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Poseidon Diving Station Nilaveli Trincomalee

April to October

trincomalee diving centreAfter nearly 40 years of diving in Hikkaduwa, Poseidon Diving Centre in Nilaveli, Trincomalee Diving Centre opened in 2010. Situated on the northeast coast of Sri Lanka, Trincomalee is renowned for its natural harbour and resident whale population; Nilaveli is famous for white sand beaches and the Pigeon Island Marine National Park. These areas provide some great dive sites for all levels of divers and the marine park is especially good for live corals, black tip reef sharks, shoals of reef fishes and turtles.

In the last few years we have explored some new dive sites nearby, including the historic Swami rock, Irrakkakandi wreck and many dive sites around the Pigeon Island Marine Park.

 Poseidon Diving Centre, Nilaveli, has grown from a PADI centre, to a PADI five star diving centre and now a PADI five star instructor development centre.

 The dive team consists of 3 PADI master scuba diver trainers and 4 PADI divemasters. We have 3 boats with fully trained crew operating daily diving trips for qualified divers, try diving for those who have not dived before (PADI Discover Scuba Diving), and all PADI diving courses. Begin your diving journey with the PADI Open Water Diver course, hone your skills with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver qualification, or begin the path to a career in diving with the PADI Rescue Diver and Dive Master courses.

  •  We also arrange snorkelling trips in the Pigeon Island Marine Park and whale watching trips.
  • The Trincomalee season runs from April until October and we use the same staff from our renowned Hikkaduwa centre, so you can be assured of our high quality, safe and friendly service.
  • For Poseidon customers we have a free transport service from Trincomalee, Nilaveli and Uppuveli areas.

Dive sites Nilaveli Trincomalee

Dive SiteDepthTypeDetails
Irakkandy wreck6-10mShipwrecksThis is a wreck of an 18th century steamer and is close to the dive center. Fully covered with corals, anemones and good for seeing molluscs, nudibranchs and soft corals.
Pigeon Island South Reef4-16m

Reef and Rock
Formations

This is an ideal dive site to see all kind of reef fishes. Hard and soft corals. Host, sea, club and disc anemones .
Pigeon Island East Rocks7-18m

Reef and Rock
Formations

Beautiful rock formation with schools of fish, eels and rays
Pigeon Island North Reef2-10m

Reef and Rock
Formations

One of the best dive sites for beginners with many beds of corals covered with Christmas tree tube worms
Pigeon Island West Rocks5-12m

Reef and Rock
Formations

Colorful rocky bed with bubble mushroom and cup corals, schools of fish.
Black Tip Points2-8m

Reef and Rock
Formations

Best dive site to see black tip reef sharks, turtles, anemones, clown fish and schools of reef fishes.
Coral Island North Reef5-12m

Reef and Rock
Formations

Ideal dive site to find all types of anemones with clown fishes. The sea bed is fully covered with leather and sponge corals
Coral Island South Reef5-10m

Reef and Rock
Formations

Hard and soft corals spreading around the entire area, schools of reef fishes.
White Rock10-15m

Reef and Rock
Formations

Schools of fish and different types of sting rays.
Knife Rock10-15m

Reef and Rock
Formations

This is named after the knife-shaped rock in the area. Beautiful dive site with lots of reef fishes
Coffin ray15-20m

Reef and Rock
Formations

Special dive site for torpedo rays. Huge rocky formation with all types of reef fishes.
Matti Gala12-15m

Reef and Rock
Formations

Beautiful dive site full of anemones, clown fishes, groupers and blue spotted sting rays.
Eel Dock12-18m

Reef and Rock
Formations

Rocky bottom with many different kinds of eels.
Red Rock6-12m

Reef and Rock
Formations

Ideal dive site to see different types of hard corals and reef fishes.
Ghost Rocks15-22m

Reef and Rock
Formations

Unusually shaped rocky bottom with many schools of reef fishes.
Anemone bed20-23m

Reef and Rock
Formations

Very good dive site to see many different kinds of Anemone.
Sand hole 25-35m

Reef and Rock
Formations

Flat reef bottom with a huge sand hole in the middle. Very good dive site for advanced divers.
High patch20-25m

Reef and Rock
Formations

A long reef with rocky slabs. One of the best dive sites to see big fishes.
Sithanam para12-18m

Reef and Rock
Formations

Very good dive site with many sting rays, eels and schools of reef fishes.
Swami Rock10-35m

Reef and Rock
Formations

Magnificent dive site with a historical value sting rays, groupers and all the reef fishes.
  • We can arrange boat trips to snorkel around the Pigeon Island Marine Sanctuary.
  • Here you can snorkel with turtles, black tip reef sharks and other colorful reef fish in a virtually untouched marine environment.
  • For those with no experience, snorkeling lessons are available and full equipment can be rented from us.
whale watching trincomalee

he southwest and northeast coasts of Sri Lanka are two of the world’s best places for whale watching.

Sri Lanka’s narrow continental shelf provides rich feeding grounds for cetaceans and there are 27 species of marine mammal to be seen here. The commonest animals to be seen are:

Blue whales Sperm whales Shortfin pilot whales False killer whales Killer whales Blainville’s beaked whale Humpback whale Bryde’s whale Minke whale Fin whale Pilot whale Melon-headed whale Spinner dolphins Bottlenose dolphins Spotted dolphins Striped dolphin Rough toothed dolphin Fraser’s dolphin Risso’s dolphin.
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Poseidon Diving Center
09th Mile post
Nilaveli
Trincomalee
Sri Lanka

E-mail : info@divingsrilanka.com
Tel : 0094912277294
Mob : 0094778810766