Poseidon Diving Station

Poseidon Diving Station

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Poseidon Diving Station was started in 1973 by the combined efforts of S.K. Nandasena (Leslie) Sven Holmberg and Bertl Magnusson. Sven and Bertl arrived as tourists in Sri Lanka looking for somewhere to dive. There were no diving centers but Leslie was recommended as an outstanding skin diver to guide them to the best sites.They were so impressed that they invited Leslie to Sweden to train in SCUBA and later joined together to form Poseidon, the first dive shop in Hikkaduwa.


The business grew as more customers returned year after year for the friendly atmosphere and professional diving. Leslie went on to discover the Conch, Arcturus, Earl of Shaftesbury, Alliance, Orestes, and Rangoon wrecks.

In 1998 the centre was registered as a PADI Dive Centre (S-19272) with Chami Sembakuttige as its principal instructor and has since grown but maintained the same friendly and professional reputation.

In 2004 we were recognized by PADI for our achievements, high standards and contribution to community and environment, and became the first PADI Five Star Centre in Sri Lanka. After nearly 40 years of training divers, in 2012 we became Sri Lanka’s first PADI Instructor Development Centre.

Padi Dive Courses

  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Master Scuba Diver
  • PADI Scuba Diver
  • Discover Scuba Diving

Diving for Children

  • PADI Seal Team
  • PADI Bubblemaker
  • First Response Provider
  • Rescue Diver
  • First Response Instructor

Specialty Courses

  • Deep Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Night Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Underwater Navigator
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Search and Recovery Diver
  • Enriched Air Diver
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider
  • Underwater Photographer

Professional Courses

  • PADI diving instructor courses
  • Dive Master

Facilities of Poseidon Diving Station

  • Dive Equipment
  • Classroom
  • Diving boats
  • Compressor
  • Museum


How do I learn to scuba dive?

Becoming a scuba diver is a wonderful adventure! Scuba certification includes three phases:
1. Knowledge Development
2. Confined Water Dives
3. Open Water Dives

How long does it take to get certified?

The PADI Open Water Diver course is flexible and performance based, which means that your PADI dive shop can offer a wide variety of schedules, organized according to how fast you progress.

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