some facts about what we do

Love it. Save it. Dive it.

Polhena Diving Center is established in 2016, And is a PADi certified dive resort. We are one of the very few scuba diving centers in Sri Lanka who’s focused on marine conservation through various initiatives and research.

Polhena Diving Center is a small but proud member of Sri Lankan PADi Diving industry who is an active contributor for ProjectAware submitting dive site data and coral reef health reports. We enjoy getting our clients involved in our conservation programs and inspiring them to be the ambassadors for the ocean.

We offer:



We conduct all levels of PADI Courses from DSD through to Divemaster Level. We can teach in English and Sinhalese.

We are fully equipped with all sizes of rental dive equipment and running our dives and PADI Courses with our 19m and 23m diving boats.

Our daily dive operations happen mainly around the beautiful and serene village of Madiha,a stone’s throw from the polhena cove, where the grown coral reef softens the peak waves so that it is safe to swim and makes perfect for snorkeling. Turtles and lots of fish are a familiar site.

In general we are diving in small groups with max. 6 Fun Divers and one Dive Guide (Dive Master or Diveinstructor).

We also offer Day and Night Snorkeling Trips in our beautiful Polhena Reef

Happy clients
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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

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

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