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Coral Divers

3.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   Private Bag 320 | Mbazwana, 3974, Sodwana 3974, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Pretoria, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I keep coming to Sodwana and I keep staying here - I love the setup, the lodge with the pool and braai area. I love that we can just order (delicious) food when we are too tired from diving to cook for ourselves. The staff are always very friendly, it feels like coming home every time I arrive. The dives... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic place to hold a wedding. The resort is a little way from the actual beach but there is a regular shuttle service taking either divers, fishermen or anyone who wants to enjoy being beside the sea. We stayed in one of the en-suite cabins which was great. I particularly enjoyed the outside shower and the little deck... More

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CoralDivers, Manager at Coral Divers, responded to this review

Good day, We're ecstatic to hear we helped make such a special occasion, so memorable! Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review on us. The fact that we are the only resort inside Sodwana Bay National Park with these facilities helps to provide a stunning venue with such natural beauty not found anywhere else! Christine... More

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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We totally loved coral divers. We are four friends who did out open water course in August. They are a really well oiled machine- from the diving, to the kitchen staff- everything just works brilliantly.We felt comfortable and safe and mostly had a loads of fun! The accommodation is very basic (and maybe a little overpriced) but the all-round service... More

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CoralDivers, Manager at Coral Divers, responded to this review

Good day! Thank you for taking the time to write your review, it is greatly appreciated! We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and more importantly, your diving course with us. There should always be an equal mix of fun and learning when doing Scuba Diving courses! We are very lucky to be situated within a South African... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an amazing time at Coral Divers. Great service and the staff are friendly and very accommodating - all of our needs were taken care of, both in and out of the water. Will definitely be back for more

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CoralDivers, Manager at Coral Divers, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you for your review! Any feedback from our guests is always appreciated. We're very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us! We do pride ourselves in being the largest Scuba Resort in South Africa but are still able to provide individual attention to all our guest's needs. All you have to do is ask and it... More

Doha
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Just done a second dive course with Coral Divers - very impressed by their smooth organising but even more impressed by the passion, expertise and pleasant "make you happy" attitude of their Dive Masters and other staff. They obviously love the reefs and share what they know and see with enthusiasm. Great place to get to know the magic of... More

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CoralDivers, Manager at Coral Divers, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on us. We're very glad to hear we haven't disappointed you again with the courses you have done at Coral Divers. I have passed on your comments to our dive staff and they are just as thrilled to hear you enjoyed yourselves. The most important factor... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We spent a long weekend diving in Sodwana. The location of the lodge in the park makes it easy to get and go for dives early in the morning. Some of the DM's seem a bit inexperienced but we had pretty easy dives for our entire stay. The dive planning and the actual dive spots were fantastic. There is usually... More

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CoralDivers, Manager at Coral Divers, responded to this review

Good day! Leopard shark sightings are very rare so we're extremely pleased to hear you spotted one. We do think that being inside a National Park with private, outdoor showers adds to the appeal. With accommodation to meet everyone's budget you can spend more time diving trying to spot something like a Leopard Shark! I have noted your comment about... More

Durban, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Awesome place, the central pool, dinning area and pub make for a festive time. The boma braai area surrounded in sand is great and the catering facilities excellent. Dive shop is organised and staff very helpful. The chalets can be hot in summer and the small fans not always enough - take your own!

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CoralDivers, Manager at Coral Divers, responded to this review

Hi there We appreciate you taking the time to write a review on tripadvisor for us. It is a great place to meet people. All the facilities are shared, open and with everyone having diving in common it's easy to make new friends! We agree with regards to bringing extra fans for our hottest months (December to February). Though we... More

Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I have used most of the dive operators in Sodwana, but since I stayed with Coral for the first time in February 2011, I have never even considered going anywhere else. Firstly, accommodation wise it is the most convenient spot in Sodwana; you are inside the reserve so there is no issue with regards to entering every morning, there is... More

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CoralDivers, Manager at Coral Divers, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you for taking the time to write such an informative review, it is greatly appreciated! We're very happy to see we have not disappointed you after all these years. We are very privileged to be located within the National Park. Not only does it allow us to provide the shuttle service during launches but also gives you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Always have such a good time! By far the cheapest courses, but what a bang for your buck! Diving never seems to fail to produce awesome sightings! Mantas, dolphins, sharks, the works! Fun people, amazing diving and good chow! Highly recommended! Shot guys!

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CoralDivers, Manager at Coral Divers, responded to this review

Hello there Thank you for your review. It is always great to hear such positive feedback from our guests. We are always trying to improve our service to you. If there is anything we can make better, please let us know! We look forward to seeing you again! More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

First time at Sodwana with Coral divers, had a most enjoyable time, well done, will be back again, the free coffee and tea on tap was a real winner, the kitchen staff were amazing always busy, helpfull and friendly

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CoralDivers, Manager at Coral Divers, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you for taking the time to write a review on tripadvisor. We're very glad to hear your first experience staying at Coral was a favorable one! All our guests appreciate the free tea and coffee on offer, especially those early morning before the diving starts! I have passed on your comments to our Kitchen staff, they were... More

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Address: Private Bag 320 | Mbazwana, 3974, Sodwana 3974, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Sodwana
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Hotel Class:3 star — Coral Divers 3*
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Coral Divers is a PADI 5 star Gold Palm IDC/CDC Centre situated in Sodwana Bay, South Africa. We are proud to be able to provide all levels of PADI scuba instruction from Bubble Maker to Instructor Development Courses as well as accommodation and dive charters. Lying within the boundaries of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park, Sodwana Bay provides the travelling diver with a vast array of unspoilt coral reefs populated with a huge diversity of Indo-Pacific fish & invertebrates. Apart from the great diving & beautiful coral reefs, the area offers fun and excitement for the non-diver too. From quad bike riding, kiteboarding and paintballing to day trips to Makhasa Game Reserve for Rhino or Buffalo tracking on foot, you're sure to find something that appeals to you, your friends and/or family. Coral Divers offers you a very comfortable diving holiday experience while retaining the rustic appeal of an out-of-the-way bush camp. The area is covered with dense coastal forest offering exquisite scenery, bird watching, and a number of small mammals including Bush Babies, Genets, Duiker and Striped Mongoose. Sodwana is accessible by car, however we can arrange transfers from Hluhluwe - Bushlands (The BazBus drop off point) should you not have your own vehicle. Petrol & Diesel are available from the petrol station in the National Park, and there is a small supermarket which can provide you with essentials such as food, drink and sun block. There are a couple of restaurants both within and outside of the Park, as well as our local night club, 'Maak 'n Jol', where you can dance the night away. Sodwana is also within driving distance of a number of amazing game reserves including Makhasa Game Reserve, Mkhuze Game Reserve, Phinda Game Reserve & the Hluhluwe Mfolozi Park. We invite you to take a look through our site to find out a little more about Coral Divers - Sodwana Bay and the diving. ... more   less 
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