Kalpitiya
Diving Center

Kalpitiya Diving Center (KDC) is an identical base location for safe diving and exploring typical Sri Lankan coral reef and reef fishes. Recreational divers can learn scuba diving and make guided dive trips to most scenic reef destinations in Kalpitiya.

We organize short term PADI-DSD courses associated with pool training sessions for beginners and helps them to have guided comfortable diving experience with exploring hundreds of colorful creatures living at the distinct locations of Kalpitiya bar reef and surrounding hotspots

Samitha Fernando the founder of KDC moved to Kalpitiya with his father and since then, for the past 26 years he has been diving and exploring the underwater world in the region. He has over 12,000 dives under his belt and back in 2002 he established a small recreational diving operation under the name “Kalpitiya Diving Centre”, which was the first to take recreational divers below the surface, even before tourism took root in Kalpitiya. 

Samitha is a PADI certified Asstant Open  Water Scuba Instructor. He started SCUBA diving in Trincomalee at the early age of 14, under the guidance of his father the legendary Shantha Fernando, who was known as a mentor and a pioneer of diving in Sri lanka. Shantha introduced Scuba Diving to Kalpitiya back in 1975 and in 1999 he was the first to dive the British Seargent which sank in Vakarei in 1823. The  best dive sites we have in our collection, including a few secret ones were discovered by him many decades ago.

Samitha is also a certified life saver in the “Sri Lanka Life savers association” and a “ASCA” Swimming instructor.

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Meet the Team

Sam Fernando
Instructor/Owner
Anura W.
Asst. Instructor
Ranga Suranga
Tour Guide
M.M Fernando
Tour Guide
Ajantha Kumara
Boatman

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