“Surfs Up!  with  Dilu Surf!

Dilu is a local surfer who has much experience teaching in Madiha, Polhena, Weligama and Mirissa – the top surfing spots “Down South” Sri Lanka.

You will learn some great surfing techniques as he shows you his favourite surf breaks.

Call Dilu Surf direct to book a surf lesson with him – 2 hour session are best to start with.

Dilu Surf Review

WhatsApp or Call Dilu direct on +94721276532

Check out www.instagram.com/surfup88


Surf lessons with “Dilu Surf” are always  fun due to his infectious laugh and wonderful humour.

He has a great charm and is as graceful on the water as a dolphin – you are sure to enjoy!

WhatsApp or Call Dilu direct on +94721276532

Check out www.instagram.com/surfup88

WhatsApp or Call Dilu direct on +94721276532

Check out www.instagram.com/surfup88

Kavis Surf School

kavi surf school KAVIS

Kavi (Kavindu) was born in Polhena / Madiha and learnt to surf before he could ride a bike.

He loves the sea and surfing and is happy to share that passion with you.

His personal “one to one” surfing lessons will help you develop your surfing technique so that you will share is joy and passion for surfing!

His motto is simple “surfing is life”

Call him now to arrange your lessons +94764080852

Local call 0764 0808 52

Check his instagram @madihawater

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

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


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

Freshers are encouraged to apply.


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


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


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