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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing service, good food, very nice and intresting under water life.. The place is very quite, you will need a tuktuk in order to go to the city if you need to buy something, but the stuff is taking care of everything so you dont need to..

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

By off chance found out about HMS Hermes whilst in Sri Lanka so took a detour. I emailed Feli who responded promptly and few emails later it was all booked. I dived the HMS Hermes 3 times and couldnt get enough. Felis knowledge was 1st Class and the boatman was spot on too. The dive centre is located about 5k...

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Feli F, Owner at Deep Sea Resort, responded to this review

It was nice having you over here at our Hide out dive base and Hotel. We mainly focus our attention for the convenience of divers to be picked up from their door step for the dives. It is certainly convenient for us to operate the boats from the lagoon banks. Tuk tuk service is available for guests to drive to...

Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I had a very warm welcome & the owner of the place was able to book me a dive just for the next day! It seemed to be quite busy, which made feel more comfortable. As on the way there it felt like there's no way that there will be a dive resort anywhere near this place. The area is...

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Feli F, Owner at Deep Sea Resort, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for diving with us. We were always offering the tec dives to the Hermes. Now onwards we are ready to provide services for Recreational divers too. Next time give us prior notice so that we can show you some nice spots with a magnitude of fish!! thanks feli Master instructor Tec deep instructor trimix blender instructor

Reviewed 16 August 2016

Anyone who is interested in wreck diving should not miss the opportunity of diving HMS Hermes. Seven of us just did that recently and we had fabulous time. The wreck is only situated about 20 mins by speed boat from the resort. We could not find any fault with the operator and Feli is a great host. The room is...

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Feli F, Owner at Deep Sea Resort, responded to this review

It was nice to have a bunch of gentlemen like you. Thanks a lot for paying sufficient respect to the wreck HMS Hermes which is a war grave. See you next year. feli Master instructor Tec deep instructor rimix blender instructor

Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Thats the worst place we stayed in Sri Lanka. There are nothing to do near here, its alone in the middle of nothing. They don't have practicaly nothing to eat. I go here to dive... But not, there are not inmersions beacause the boss is out for a week. No eat, no beer, no dive, nothing to do.

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Feli F, Owner at Deep Sea Resort, responded to this review

We are fully booked out with divers who are diving the wreck HMS Hermes and other Wrecks sunk during the 2nd world war. When we were booked out that week we can not take extra divers who are not qualified to dive the wreck Hermes. Need tec diver training.

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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

The upside (and con by the same measure) of this place is its location. Located on a remote beach strip 5 km outside the city so you pay 400 lkr for each trip to the city Its main attraction is that there is an option to dive. We indicated on the booking form that this was our primary reason to...

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Feli F, Owner at Deep Sea Resort, responded to this review

We are conveniently located on the lagoon banks and divers are picked up for the diving trips from their door step. The tec dive center in the hotel provides all the necessary facilities for diving. When we are booked out for diving we can not over load the boats. All divers who come to dive usually book the diving a...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Sri Lanka Diving Tours company is an extremely well organised diving company. They have three places depending on season and capability. HMS Hermes is for mainly Tec Rec Dives. Why I thought it was excellent: 1. Diving instruction by extremely experienced team from Instructor to blender 2. Dive Equipment is at a high standard, Fast boats to wreck, Instructor...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Terrific location for divers right on the river leading to sea access; twenty minute boat ride out to HMS Hermes wreck position. The owner & staff were exceedingly friendly and helpful in and out of water. The owner was very hands-on and gave us really good information about the wreck and about Sri Lanka, very knowledgeable guy. The facilities are...

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Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 17 May 2016

On our way to Arugam bay we wanted to break the long journey. We booked this hotel which is the only place offering scuba diving. But mainly for experienced divers to dive worlds war wrecks. We as DSD participants could join the dive trip to see The white rock cave which is about 12 - 15 m We leveled off...

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Texas City, Texas
Reviewed 31 January 2016

I intend to bring a group of CCR and open circuit tec divers. with a great difficulty convinced feli the only Tec dive tour operator and the Only Tec deep instructor of sri lanka who has dived the Hermes 700 times with groups of tec divers. i was warned by feli sinnce it is still off season not to expect...

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The Deep Sea Resort is situated adjoining the lagoon. All rooms with air condition having attached clean bathrooms with shower cubicles. The most friendly staff and the restaurant equipped to cater to the needs of the local and foreign customers. Ideal for relaxation as well as for businessmen. A well equipped technical and recreational dive center is functional during the season - From March through Mid October. The sunrise as well as the sunset can be observed. Credit cards visa/master cards on prior arrangement. Free WIFI available for house guests. TEC DIVE PACKAGES TO DIVE THE HERMES - PAY FOR FIVE DIVERS GET ONE FREE ... more   less 

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Address: 36/21 Fisheries Street Dutch Bar Road, Batticaloa 30000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Batticaloa
Price Range: $25 - $37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“For divers used to dorm type living, it was great to have separate rooms. While the resort is basic, every bedroom was quiet.”
  • Sunset at river input spot.
 of 5 bubbles dan4dd, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Beach is just 300 m from the Hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles philipemarkus, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“The hotel is ideal for divers. a very quiet place with out a noise”
 of 5 bubbles K3442HZjamesw, 31 Jan 2016 | Read review
“If you need to relax this is the place. For diving only place.”
 of 5 bubbles 190simone, 28 Aug 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are pretty much the same.”
 of 5 bubbles Panduka, 25 May 2015 | Read review
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