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Aliwal Dive Centre

2 Moodie Street, 4170, South Africa
+27 (0) 39 973 2233
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Ranked #31 of 132 Activities in KwaZulu-Natal
Type: Educational Sites, Tours
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English first
15 reviews 15 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

With Matthew as an instructor, there was never a dull moment. He was informative, knowledgeable and an interesting person to talk to. The entire staff compliment are friendly and are there specifically to make sure you have the best experience possible. The skipper is experienced and made the trip out and back to the reef as pleasant as possible. With... More

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Malmö, Skåne Län, Sweden
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We just arrived home from a 3week trip to South Africa. Unfortunately, the largest disappointment of our trip was at Aliwal diving in Durban. Our group of 6 people from Sweden (and myself from South Africa) had booked a day diving with Aliwal in the beginning of January 2013. Our full day of diving was R800 each, which we had... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Pam and the rest of the team at Aliwal took great care of us while we stayed and dived at the school. The divemasters are experienced and have a great sense of humour, while the skippers know the waters at Aliwal shoal better than anyone else. I would highly recommend staying over at centre and doing at least three dives... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

I have been using ADC for diving Aliwal Shoal for several years. Although conditions on the Shoal can vary considerably, the service from ADC is consistently welcoming, friendly, professional, and above all safe. I use my own gear, but rent air and nitrox cylinders from ADC. Their RIBS are well maintained, and they have the best skipper on the coast.... More

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