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Address: 2 Moodie Street, 4170, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 39 973 2233
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Description: We offer some of the most exciting scuba diving in the World, here on...
We offer some of the most exciting scuba diving in the World, here on Aliwal Shoal. Dive with Ragged Tooth Sharks, Tiger Sharks and Manta Rays, Dolphins and Whale Sharks. Enjoy our great South African hospitality at Aliwal Dive Lodge and further your Dive education at our PADI 5* Instructor Development Centre. When you choose Aliwal Dive Centre for your South African diving adventure, you can rest assured that our professional and dedicated team will have one aim in mind, to ensure you have a holiday of a lifetime.
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very professional very helpful

dived a couple times through 2014, very professional service from dolf the DM who is a very nice guy to Riaan who is more helpful them most divers out there. Enjoyed every dive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
jonnomat6
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

dived a couple times through 2014, very professional service from dolf the DM who is a very nice guy to Riaan who is more helpful them most divers out there. Enjoyed every dive from Reggie season to the produce in the harshest conditions possible. Besides the one idiot getting a bit grabby with a poor turtle (luckily he was dealt... More 

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The conditions were not always good but the diving was rewarding with sharks on nearly every dive. Very hospital and keen to help or go the extra mile.

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Bridgeton
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My brother and I dove with Aliwal Dive Center over two days. My brother is an avid scuba diver and I am a beginner. Prior to arriving in Durban we contacted Aliwal Dive Center a few times to work out all the details and arrange prepayment. The staff at Aliwal Dive Centre were very accommodating and helpful in preparation. The... More 

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Beverwijk, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

the baited shark dive was awesome!! We saw so many sharks and they were so close. It was really awesome. The crew was excellent and very friendly. They are real professionals.

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Madrid
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We spend 2 weeks in SouthAfrica and this Lodge + Diving Centre, was with big difference the best one? Why? Really good customer service ! My mails, by planning the trip, were replied immediately with not only information about the centre, also about the area. We had "Bad Luck" with the Dive conditions as it was cold and visibility was... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My GF and I had a good time while staying and diving there but weren't blown away by it. First, the positives: the staff was good overall. Dive masters were nice and knew their stuff, and a couple of the staff members helped us rent a car (more on renting a car shortly). Our room was fine, if pretty basic.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I am always made very welcome each time I return to Aliwal Dive Centre. From beginners to professional clients, they take care of them all with professional, friendly and helpful staff and advice. The accommodation above the centre is clean and airy with a veiw of the sea - and the breakfasts are out of this world! I would wholeheartedly... More 

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Aliwal dive centre is a wonderful set up, we visited with our dive club from the uk. We stayed in a double room on site which was clean and bright. Superb skippering by Keith and Basie....It is an experience getting to the shoal, great dives lead by Dolf and Merrill and we were fed and cleaned up after by Claire... More 

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Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My wife and I spent 3 nights at the Aliwal Dive Center (ADC) in late March 2014, diving 2 days. The rooms are “cozy” (I estimate 170- 180m square feet main living area, plus the bathroom and a balcony), but very clean and comfortable. Very nice king bed in excellent condition, a small fridge (stocked with reasonably priced drinks and... More 

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

From the first contact with Clare via email, it was clear that ADC was a professional and efficient diving operation - quick, complete and accurate responses to questions, and even referrals to other diving companies in other locations we would be visiting were most welcome. On arrival, we were introduced to everyone, shown around the centre, and shown to our... More 

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