About Us

It’s another world, what the sea gives us. It’s a paradise.

Ypsylon Diving is a German and Sri Lankan owned and operated dive school based in Beruwala & Trincomalee on the beautiful island of Sri Lanka.

Ypsylon Diving’s history spans across more than 35 years, starting in 1981 when Dagmar Hildebrand and Chandralal Ranasingha opened their first diving centre together in Beruwala; one of the first two dive centres to open in Sri Lanka. The business grew as customers returned year after year for the friendly atmosphere and professional diving. In 1997 the centre was registered as a PADI Dive Centre, and after nearly 30 years of training divers, in 2009 Ypsylon Diving became Sri Lanka’s first SSI Development Centre. With a continuing demand for diving all year round, Ypsylon Diving expanded in 2013 with the opening of a new dive centre at Nilaveli Beach, Trincomalee.
Marvin Ranasingha, son of Dagmar and Chandralal, grew up helping his parents out in the dive centre and is now Owner and Manager of Ypsylon Diving. Marvin has over 15 years diving experience in the waters of Sri Lanka and abroad, and is one of the Registered Dive Instructors at the centre.

There are two monsoon seasons in Sri Lanka which mean there are two seasons for diving. The diving season runs from October to May in the West Coast, and from April to October in the East Coast. Having two centres, one located on the West (Beruwala Dive Centre) and one on the East (Nilaveli Beach Dive Centre), Ypsylon Diving is open all year round.

Our professional Dive Instructors, Masters and Guides will take you on a dive trip to match your abilities and requirements. With Ypsylon Diving you have the opportunity to take your first dive as a beginner, complete beginner PADI or SSI certifications, follow any PADI or SSI course with advanced, specialty courses and higher diver certifications, or just have a fun dive exploring our enchanting dive sites. Whatever your goal, our crew will guide you to reach your maximum diving potential.

For those who don’t dive, we have lots of other activities to keep you entertained such as snorkelling, kayaking, fishing, boat tours, whale and dolphin watching, jet skis, tube and banana boat rides. If it is all too much you can just relax on one of our sun-beds and watch the sun go down over the Beruwala Lighthouse or a beautiful sunrise at Nilaveli Beach.

Our Vision

To be the premier service provider in the diving and water sport sector, and pave the way to enjoy the underwater world with internationally recognised safety systems and a service that exceeds the expectations of travellers.

Our Mission

Provide heartfelt and unforgettable diving and water sport experiences based on a personalised customer oriented process.

Safety first and Second nature

We make the safety of our customers and crew our top priority by nurturing a culture that lives and breathes health and safety. We also apply this culture to the environment we are working within by using nature first practices.


SSI Development Centre

We became Sri Lanka’s first SSI Development Centre

SSI Beruwala 794001

SSI Nilaveli   766507


PADI Dive Center

In 1997 the centre was registered as a PADI Dive Centre

PADI Beruwala 19273

PADI Nilaveli    23654



Our family started the diving centre.

    We are situated on the beachfront of  Beruwala beach close to Bentota. Our facilities allow us to arrange dive trips for groups up to 10 people with all required diving equipment rental. We have 12 different dive sites available in our area including 2 ship wrecks. Marvin - the owner of our dive center has about 10 years diving experience in this area. Our main goal is to provide unforgettable holiday experience underwater  by guiding you through the best places in our region. Let us know if you need any assistance in making your diving arrangements.