World Beach Cleanup Day Polhena Madiha

Can you help us on World Beach Cleanup Day at Polhena &Madiha beaches?

SEPTEMBER 21 @ 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM 

The beach cleanup programme conducted by Polhena Diving Center will be held on 21st of September 2019 participating as part of the INTERNATIONAL World Cleanup Day.

Participation is FREE courtesy of the sponsors.

Organising sponsors:

  • Drivethru Surf Camps
  • the Doctor House
  • Polhena Diving Center
  • Blue Resources Trust
  • Mai Global Travels

Beach cleaning campaign will be carried out in a neighbouring beach in Polhena starting from 8.30 in morning.

Volunteer teams will be collecting recyclables and non- recyclables along the proposed 1 kilometre stretch.

We are currently looking for any recycling partners for a potential collaboration. Email us or reach us via our whatsapp number +94715985079 if you can help us with taking care of recyclables.

A snack during a the event will be provided.

Interested volunteers can stay after the beach cleanup to participate in a marine awareness talk conducted by Blue Resources Trust

DETAILS
Date:September 21
Time:8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Cost:Free
Event Category:Cleanups
Event Tags:
Beach cleanup, cleanup, conservation, volunteering

VENUE

Polhena Diving Center
Beach Road, Uswatte, Madiha
Matara,Southern Province81000Sri Lanka
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Phone:
0715985079
Website:
www.polhenadiving.com

Polhena Diving Center (S-26840) is looking for a freelance PADI instructor – Sri Lanka

Polhena Diving Center (S-26840) is looking for a freelance PADI instructor for the months of (mid) October 2019 to April 2020 . We are a small dive center located in the south coast of Sri Lanka, so we don’t get too busy with courses. perfect job for someone who is looking for a holiday in Sri Lanka but with some part- time work.
Private Accommodation and meals will be provided.
This is a commission based job.
Only instructor applications will be accepted. We are not accepting divemaster applications at the moment.
Primary language we require is English, French as a second language is preferred!
Working duties: Course Conducting, Dive guiding, DSDs, No Tank filling (the compressor has it’s own golem and he says no touchy) and all necessary works in a professional Diving Centre.

We provide: 25% Commission for every PADi course you conduct, plus commission for PADI DSDs and dive guidings.

Full set of own dive equipment is preferred but not required.
We have only 1 position that needs to be filled, So the requests from dive couples has to be rejected. However we’d love to have scuba couples in the future!
We always love to meet new people and share the adventures. mail us if you are looking for a workaway.

Email us
Info@polhenadiving.com
Website: www.polhenadiving.com

Freshers are encouraged to apply.

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This is the perfect island to enjoy surfing in a great natural environment with awesome peoples.

Polhena Beach and Madiha Surf Point SRI LANKA

Big open beach with a cafe and beach shop. Large car park and well lifeguarded. Stay away from the reef and the rest of the beach is quiet and safe. Good selection of accommodation within walking distance.  

More beach information at Sri Lanka Island Tours

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The Dondra Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in Sri Lanka, positioned at the southernmost tip of Sri Lanka, Dondra Head in the Matara District. It is about six kilometers southeast of the Matara city. It stands 49 meters (161 feet) tall and is clearly visible from a distance as a freestanding white monolith. The range of the lighthouse is about 28 nautical miles or 52 kilometers. It was designed by Sir James Nicholas Douglass of the Imperial Lighthouse Service. The lighthouse was commissioned in March 1880 and the stone was brought in from Scotland and Cornwall. If you want modern architecture combined with scenic views, it is one of the best places to see in Sri Lanka.

It is currently under the control of Sri Lanka Ports Authority and is maintained by them on a regular basis.

Dondra Lighthouse is an octagonal brick tower with lantern and gallery, painted white, Dondra head lighthouse built in 1890.
This lighthouse was designed by James Douglass and constructed by William Douglass of the Imperial Lighthouse Service. This is the tallest (161ft) lighthouse in Sri Lanka, and stands on the southernmost tip near the village of Dondra.

The Dondra Lighthouse was built during the colonial period when the British were ruling Ceylon country. It was originally designed in 1889 by James Douglas and constructed by William Douglas of Imperial Lighthouse Services. Dondra Light house is the highest lighthouse in Asia. It is 161feet in height and contains 7 floors, 14 two panel yellow colour windows and 196 steps to the top. All the building material including bricks, steel were imported from England. The lighthouse is still active and helps guide ships and boats which sail on the Indian Ocean. Over 250 ships are said to pass this area daily, although they have GPS ,most of them use the signals beamed by the lighthouse. It also transmits radio wave signals to surrounding lighthouses in Sri Lanka.

Location: Southernmost point of Sri Lanka, near the city of Matara.
Height Focal Plane: 153ft
Construction Completed in 1889

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Tours and Tuk Tuk

Good TukTuk drivers can arrange taxis and tours in and around Polhena and Matara. There are some great tours to see in Sri Lanka

Mr Pathum Kosala is a “happy and friendly” Tuk Tuk driver and local guide – highly recommended.

A well presented young man – good English and huge smile 🙂

Call him +9477 540 3039

or contact via facebook

Madiha Tours & Airport Pickup

Suresh operates a first class service with his air conditioned Toyota Car.

He is based “down south” between Matara and Galle, he operates throughout Sri Lanka with a pickup car service from the main airport in Colombo. He has great local knowledge and speak very good English.

The airport pickup service is a fixed fee – enquire for details

Oshan Snorkelling Trips

Your guide and snorkelling buddy is Oshan Kawinda who snorkels most days between the Polhena Beach or Madia beach and the coral reef that provides both protection from the surf and a natural breeding habitat for sea life.

Oshan has all the gear all you have to do is book and turn up with your swimming attire which is just shorts and a Tee Shirt.

Snorkelling is a wonderful sea activity for adults and children, Snorkeling‎ Safari Trips Polhena and Madiha Sri Lanka. You can enjoy swimming in the hot Indian Ocean, see tropical fishes and sometimes turtles.

There is no better place to experience Snorkelling Safari Trips than in Polhena and Madiha on the southern point of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is also a hub for marine life because of its unique position in the Indian Ocean, which makes it an ideal spot for scuba diving and snorkelling.

Normally in Sri Lanka because of the monsoon seasons, west coast diving and snorkelling is generally best from November to April whilst the east coast waters are at their calmest April – September. However, thanks to the Polhena coral reef, this sheltered water is available for most if not all of the year.

With snorkelling you use a special tube called snorkel to breathe when you are submerged, while you require special equipments for scuba diving like oxygen. The advantages of snorkelling includes the ease of doing it and because you are breathing normal air you can snorkel on the surface and watch the beauty of the ocean and reef area underneath you for as long as you like. There is no air tank to restrain your duration.

Often seen in their natural marine habitat are

  • Turtles
  • Octopus
  • Beautiful tropical coral fish

Come and join Oshan on his snorkelling safari trips between Madiha Point and Polhena Beach. Beautiful sea life and corals to discover with just you, your swim gear, mask and snorkel – all in beautiful other natures aquatic play ground.

Call Oshan now to arrange a trip

tel:+94715743895

email oshan@polhena.com

Snorkelling‎ Safari Trips Polhena and Madiha Sri Lanka

Snorkelling is a wonderful sea activity for adults and children, Snorkeling‎ Safari Trips Polhena and Madiha Sri Lanka. You can enjoy swimming in the hot Indian Ocean, see tropical fishes and sometimes turtles. There is no better place to experience Snorkelling‎ Safari Trips than in Polhena and Madiha on the southern point of Sri Lanka.Sri Lanka is also a hub for marine life because of its unique position in the Indian Ocean, which makes it an ideal spot for scuba diving and snorkelling.

With snorkelling you use a special tube called snorkel to breathe when you are submerged, while you require special equipments for scuba diving like oxygen. The advantages of snorkelling includes the ease of doing it and because you are breathing normal air you can snorkel on the surface and watch the beauty of the ocean and reef area underneath you for as long as you like. There is no air tank to restrain your duration.

Normally in Sri Lanka because of the monsoon seasons, west coast diving and snorkelling is generally best from November to April whilst the east coast waters are at their calmest April – September. However, thanks to the Polhena coral reef, this sheltered water is available for most if not all of the year.

Often seen in their natural marine habitat are

  • Turtles
  • Octopus
  • Beautiful tropical coral fish

Polhena Diving Center PADI

Polhena Diving Center is an the diving centre in Polhena. Founded in 2016 and listed as a PADI Certified Dive Resort, the company has been committed to providing professional and fun filled approach to deliver excellence and value to customers from around the world.

PADI recognized dive resort. S-26840

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:

  • SCUBA DIVING FOR BEGINNERS
  • FUN DIVES
  • DISCOVERY SCUBA DIVING
  • PADI COURSES
  • SNORKELING TRIPS

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

http://polhenadiving.compolhenadiving.com