About Tangalle Diving Centre
Tangalle Dive Centre is on the south west corner of the breathtakingly
beautiful Tangalle Bay, on the spectacular A2 coastal road about
two hours drive from Galle: 195Kms from Colombo en route to
Yala National Park. Owned and run by the “Divemaster”
Rohana, TDC opened at the end of 2007, offering the best diving
opportunity along this part of Sri Lanka’s coast.
About the dives
There are a number of sites ranging in depths from 14-25metres,
offering superb diving opportunities, whatever your diving experience.
Running time to the sites is about 20-30minutes. Visibility
is typically 7-10 metres, but expect 15-20 on a good day. We
dive from November to April when Tangalle is blessed with calm
seas and visibility should be at its height.
You’ll be accompanied by a local experienced PADI-qualified
guide – whose expert knowledge will help you open up wonderful
underwater landscapes. All our guides have years of experience
of diving here and speak good English. They also have unrivalled
knowledge of the local area, both in the ocean and on land,
helping you to make the most of your stay in Sri Lanka’s
The dive team is led by Rohana, with 15 years’ diving
experience in these waters, who also runs the popular Sea
Horse Dive Centre, along the coast at Unawantuna.
Our ScubaPro equipment is new and meticulously maintained
and we also have underwater cameras for hire so you can take
a record of your adventures home with you.
What you’ll see
Nestled among the rainbow of coral are angel fish, puffer and
porcupine fish as well as lion and scorpion fish and shoals
of barracuda. You may also catch sight of the hump-headed parrot
fish, which makes it home in this particular area of the Indian
Ocean. Shoals of yellow fin trigger fish, Indian groupers and
fusiliers are also regularly seen. Of course, there’s
always the odd surprise guest – we recently enjoyed a
visit to the waters by the awesome whale shark.
As well as fish you can see lobsters, octopus and turtles
– no surprise with the most important turtle conservation
site in Sri Lanka just minutes away.
Those with a particularly adventurous spirit will be excited
by the chance to dive in such a relatively unexplored area –
with many stories of shipwrecks, caves and coral tunnels there
is the potential for would-be pioneers to discover many more