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WHO WE ARE

Polhena Diving Center is an emerging water-sports services provider in Sri Lanka. Founded in 2016 and listed as a PADI Certified Dive Resort, the company has been committed to providing a professional and fun filled approach to deliver excellence and value to customers from around the world.

PADI recognized dive resort. S-26840

We offer the full range of PADI courses; from Discovery SCUBA Diving for the beginner, to the Divemaster program for those wanting to go pro.

WE ARE THE ONLY PADI CERTIFIED CENTER IN MATARA.

the sunsets here, are to die for!

come dive with us and enjoy the evenings basking in the golden sun.
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What makes Madiha unique?

  • Madiha boasts of two of the south coast’s most beautiful reef breaks.Serene beaches to relax.
  • Coffee shops, Mouth watering local food, Chilling spots, grocery stores, Surfboard repairs..fancy buying some clothes? Madiha got them all.
  • Madiha is Clean! Our community’s main goal is to make this little village free of plastic!
  • Villagers! They would take care of you like you are their family. And well go extra miles to help you out.
  • Our sunsets are the most beautiful in South coast.
  • It’s peaceful here. No crowds no distractions!

Dive Travel.
By Divers, for Divers.

Polhena is home to one of the Sri Lanka’s most prestigious shallow water beaches, even has a house reef and a nursery to many turtles.
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passionate divers serving other passionate divers

Randy Dimeshan

General Manager
Co-Founder and General Manager of Polhena Diving Center. An active contributor for ocean conservation projects in Madiha.
Randy Dimeshan

Graeme VonHagt

Marketing Coordinator
PADI Divemaster trainee. An experienced rescue diver, radio personality,professional marketeer and aspiring Psychologist.
Graeme VonHagt

Chamlie De Silva

Founder
Founder. An experienced PADi Assistant Instructor. Wreck diver with over 7000 dives. And he knows the Ocean like his own backyard.
Chamlie De Silva

Happy clients about us

Really friendly staff who went out of their way to be helpful. My husband and I dived with 3 others in a mixed ability group- I was the least experienced, he the most, and they arranged it so that the 3 of us who were least experienced came up first, the 2 more experienced stayed down with a guide for an extra 20 minutes.
Equipment was good .
Highly recommended!

Great dive center. Staff helpful and friendly
Jacqueline

We traveled to Sri Lanka for our honeymoon and decided to go diving. There are a few options to dive in the area but right from the experience we had from the Polhena website it was super positive. The team could not do enough to help us and make us feel welcome. Sri Lanka is beautiful for diving and these guys knew all the best dive sites and made sure we saw the best. We will definitely visit again and look forward to seeing the Polhena team again.

Honeymoon Dive
Dustyn SmithSales Director, APAC at ON24

Great diving center. Easy communication, good equipment, everything well-organized and the team would do impossible to make you feel comfortable! I always felt very safe, Chamlie is a great instructor and will not stop watching you under the water. They take great care of you all the time. Done 5 dives with them and can highly recommend them if you are around. They can also provide accommodation, the rooms are nice and clean.

Team would do impossible to make you feel comfortable!
Tereza VévodováPADi Diver

Chamlie and his team were absolutely wonderful! I went with Polhena Dive Centre as they were so quick to get back to my queries and providing so much information. Chamlie went above and beyond to not only make sure our dives were well organised and enjoyable but also went out of his way to arrange all transport and help us explore the area afterwards. Really great experience and highly recommend!

Melissa
Melissachoreographer

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