• Diving in Negombo

Diving in Negombo

Quick Facts

  • Availability : November to April (off monsoon season)

  • Starting times : 9.00 a.m. (we suggest this as the ideal time)

  • Duration : 3 to 4 hours
    Transfer arrangements to be picked up and dropped off to any preferred destination maybe provided on prior request

  • Meeting point : you may directly come to the dive station or a location maybe chosen to meet with our staff
  • Please note: the option to extend the activity with accommodation and other activities, such as fishing or water sports in Negombo, can be arranged.

Negombo is a coastal town with the Indian Ocean lapping on her shores.  It is a favoured spot as a Sri Lanka diving tour destination. Visiting Negombo during the off monsoon season is ideal for diving and plunging into a world of marine life – with many diving sites to choose from. Ship wrecks are a plus to be seen too.


Why should you book this trip?

  • Close proximity to the Bandaranaike International Airport (15 kilometres), makes it easy to add diving in Negombo to your bucket list – either at the start or end of your stay in Sri Lanka.

  • The landscape of the shore and ocean in Negombo makes it ideal for diving. The relative calm during the season offers you the opportunity to see diverse and vivid marine life. Schools of Barracuda, Blue Stripe Snappers, Honey Comb Moray, Oriental Sweet Lips and Yellow Jack, are just some of the fish that could be seen.

  • Diving in Negombo means seeing fantastic shipwrecks as well, such as: Wreck Chief Dragon, Taprobane wreck, and Aircraft carrier wreck of 1945 – to name a few.

  • You will be led by an experienced diver master with over thirty years’ experience and in depth knowledge of the area.

  • Negombo has prized herself remaining relatively unspoilt and tranquil - despite visited by many tourists.


Included in the price

  • Professional instructor

  • Boat fees and wages for the boatman

  • All snacks and refreshments

  • Government tax



  • Any transportation

  • Any tips to the staff


Tour in brief

  • Get in touch with your sales consultant as soon as the booking is confirmed - to be advised on the meeting point.  

  • You will be met by the excursion leader at this point. After the documentation, safety briefing and equipment check, we will lead you to your preferred dive sites.

  • Please note that Negombo diving sites are categorised by rims, based on the distance from the shore. You may pick the sites you prefer by referring to the bottom of this page. Should you require any assistance, we can put you in touch with our diving experts.

  • All essential equipment is provided with the assurance of being well maintained and serviced.

  • You will be led by fully-trained and experienced UDI and PADI instructors.



  • The above packages are only for experienced divers with a valid international licence (such as PADI).

  • Insect repellent, insect bite cream and sun lotion are recommended items to carry.


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Hotline : (+94) 70 222 8 222
Office Address : 20/63, Fairfield Garden, Colombo 08, Sri Lanka


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