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Aliwal Dive Centre

2 Moodie Street, 4170, South Africa
+27 (0) 39 973 2233
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Ranked #34 of 166 Activities in KwaZulu-Natal
Type: Educational Sites, Tours, Adventure
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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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19 reviews 19 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 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 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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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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11 helpful votes 11 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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