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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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Great place to learn to dive

I did my PADI Open Water with them, and they are extremely professional and efficient. My instructor was Jaco who did an absolutely brilliant job, and my first four ocean dives... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland

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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I did my PADI Open Water with them, and they are extremely professional and efficient. My instructor was Jaco who did an absolutely brilliant job, and my first four ocean dives were just phenomenal. I also stayed in the lodge which was very clean and comfortable and excellent value for money. The staff are very friendly and sociable towards their... More 

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Wageningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We stayed in this accomodation for four nights and also did 4 dives with them. Good accomodation and very handy if you are also diving with them because you can literally roll of your bed and then you are already there. The dives with them were amazing and afterwards we could enjoy a nice lunch. The first day my regulator... More 

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We had an awesome experience diving with Aliwal Dive centre. All equipment was well taken care off. From the initial mail back and forth from Riaan it was a very worth it experience. We had a good DM and skipper which always is a bonus as with previous dive charters in the area we hadn't received such good and professional... More 

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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

my husband and I had a great time. Claire was wonderful and great to work with. Booking was easy and organized. Beware that the diving conditions can be a bit rough! We got tossed around like a washing machine the first day! And be prepared for the boat ride out there. Such a great experience. Highly recommend it.

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Howick, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Two friends and I had decided to go to Umkomaas to do some scuba diving. One friend booked into the Aliwal Dive Centre and Lodge, so we decided to make use of their services too. At R380 per dive they are R30 more expensive than the scuba dive shop in Scottburgh (about 12mins away). Clare was a very efficient Office... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We did our first dives in South Africa with aliwal dive center and loved it. We are two instructors who have dived in many places on this blue planet and what we saw here was well in the best and rare upper 10%. The launch is fun but terrifying if you have never done it before but hey, the skipper... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Wow - with 5 meter waves - Basie glided safely through the waves. Only dives deeper than 20 meters was possible and what an experience - 15meter plus vis, slight current but fish galore. Hospitality excellent as they go the extra mile

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Fantastic place, great crew and first class service. Not to mention one of the best reef dives in the world. Dive early in the morning, with gear and transport to the launch area, back for an outstanding home cooked breakfast to order. Then nap, stroll on the beach or just relax. Perfect weekend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Had a great time diving with this operator. Their gear was clean and working, their crew (both dive master and skipper) were experienced on the beautiful Aliwal Shoal spot.

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Basie A, Owner at Aliwal Dive Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review! It is always nice to get feedback from our customers! More 

Maynooth, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My husband went diving and I stayed at the lodge. I think I was expecting to feel a little left out and nothing could be further from the truth. The staff are amazing, friendly and kind. I watched a dive class and I am almost tempted to go back and give it a try. It was so professional. The lodge... More 

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Basie A, Owner at Aliwal Dive Centre, responded to this review

Awesome to hear back from our customers and what they have to say. Thanks!! More 

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