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3 Day Beginner Discover Scuba Diving, 1-Day Course: PADI Certificated Course in Weligama, Sri Lanka

Weligama Bay Dive Center, PADI 5 Star Dive Resort, No.126, Kapparatota, Weligama 81700, Sri Lanka

Dive Camp Sri Lanka

Beginner difficulty
Breakfast included
Airport transfer included

Have you always wanted to learn diving, but have never dived before? Have you ever wanted to know how it feels to breathe underwater? Here’s your chance! Participate on this PADI course dive camp in Weligama Bay, Sri Lanka, the pearl of the Indian Ocean!

Meet the instructors

Sahan
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Highlights

  • All the diving equipment
  • 1 discover dive in the ocean
  • 2 hour class - theory and practical
  • Service of a skillful diving instructor
  • Small group sizes (between 1 - 4 students per instructor / guide)
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast
  • Transport and airport pickup
  • Dive video record

Skill level

  • Beginner

Styles


1 day with instruction
Airport transfer included: Bandaranaike International Airport
Airport transfer included: Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
12:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Honesty bar
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Meditation garden
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Car rental
  • Conference room
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Meeting room
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

During this holiday, you have the option of staying in a private room in the villa or hostels in Weligama, depending on your budget or needs.

Hostels

  • 20 Dorm Beds in 2 hostels A/c and none A/c
  • 4 Private Rooms A/c and none A/c

Villas

  • 10 Luxury Privet Rooms in Villas

Included facilities

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Honesty bar
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Board rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Tour assistance

Program

If you’ve always wanted to try scuba diving, but don’t want to commit to the full PADI Open Water certification, then this is for you! The professional team of international PADI instructors can introduce you to the equipment in the swimming pool, before taking you on your first underwater adventure! In the ocean, you can admire the wonderfully diverse marine life, and if you’re lucky – maybe even a giant but peaceful whale shark!

What you get

  • You may be able to get college credit for the Open Water Diver course.

Requirements

  • Age: 12 years or older
  • Time commitment: Approximately 8 - 15 hours course prerequisites
  • Able to swim
  • Medically fit for diving

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

Knowledge Development

Knowledge development (online / independent study / in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving.

Confined Water Dives

Confined water dives are to learn basic scuba skills.

Open Water Dives

Open water dives are to use your skills and explore.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Colombo Airport - Weligama Bay

Once you arrive at Colombo International Airport (CMB), Lankan Tour Hub (Pvt) Ltd.’s guides will pick you up from the airport. Then, you will directly be transferred to the surf camp in Weligama, Sri Lanka via E01 Sothern Express Highway.

This day, the guides will be going to show you the city and beach around Weligama. You will check-in and meet the team. There, you will enjoy seafood beach barbecue local foods and Sri Lankan style cocktails. Afterward, you can visit a beach, take a rest as you wish.

Day 2 - Discover Scuba Diving - Theory and Lesson

You will begin your day with enjoying a breakfast buffet, a combination of Sri Lankan and western foods changing daily. You will have a beginners diving lessons or professional dive guiding at a diving school near the beach for almost three hours, then you can collect your basic equipment and start your practice with the diving teacher.

What you will do?

  • 1 hour video annalists education
  • Practice in swimming pool
  • The program starts at 9:30 a.m. at the dive shop on the beach
  • 45 minutes water dive practice
  • Learn safety and how to use equipment

You will have your buffet for lunch. In the spare time, you may relax on the beach, snorkeling, or free to practice surfing in the afternoon. As you like, you can go watch evening sunset locations on the beach and do yoga with a yoga teacher till the sun goes down. In the evening, you will enjoy barbecue grilled dinner or Sri Lankan food and take a rest.

Day 3 - Weligama

You will have breakfast in the morning. After that, all the lessons are finished and hopefully, you will dive on your own in a dive spot with the team. Check out is by 11:00 a.m. Grab some photos in the dive camp to show off to your friends. Make sure you’ve got everyone on Facebook and say goodbye to your dive camp family. They miss you already.

Included excursions

  • 1 Dive In The Ocean

Instructors

Sahan Damayantha

Location

Sri Lanka is a great place to learn to dive with the PADI Open Water Divercourse. The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, PADI Enriched Air Diver, PADI Deep Diver, and PADI Wreck Diver courses are popular to dive many of the sites and wrecks off the coastline of Sri Lanka. You can also become a PADI Divemaster or PADI Instructor from this island paradise.

This dive camp will take place at Weligama Bay Diving Center in Weligama, Sri Lanka. The camp is located near the beach that will give you easy access to the surfing spots. It is also less crowded, giving you a hassle-free time to learn surfing properly or enjoy the waves to the fullest. As well as sunrise surf, the sunset surf is the most awesome experience to do.

Here is also one of the best places to go dolphin watching during the whale season: November - April.

Distances

  • Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI) - 2 hours and 18 minutes / 110 kilometers
  • Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) - 2 hours and 19 minutes / 171.4 kilometers via Southern Expy/E01

Food

On this dive camp, you will be served with daily breakfast included in the price. For the rest of the meals, you can have the best local food experience well as the western foods in the surf Weligama restaurants.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Seafood
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Surfing lessons for beginners / intermediate and advanced
  • Whale watching tour
  • Spa and body massage

Spa treatments

Not Included

What's included

  • 1 dive lesson (45 minute in the water) - small group sizes (between 1 - 4 students per instructor / guide)
  • Professional local and foreign internationally qualified instructors
  • Professional dive photographer joining you with some lessons
  • Free use of diving equipment
  • 30 minute video annalist to share via social media
  • Dive boat rental and pickup - drop to the beach of the day
  • Airport pickup
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • 2 breakfasts
  • Free coffee, tea, and king coconut every day
  • High-speed Wi-Fi

What's not included

  • Airport transfers to Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB)
  • Flights to and from Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB)
  • Lunch and dinner for 3 days
  • Massage and spa treatments
  • Optional activities

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) or Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI). Transfer from either of these airports is included. Sri Lankan Tour Hub will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Bandaranaike International Airport Airport transfer included: Bandaranaike International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport Airport transfer included: Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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