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Coral Divers

Private Bag 320 | Mbazwana, 3974, Sodwana, South Africa
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Coral Divers
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been going to Coral Divers for a few years now. We have always enjoyed ourselves. The receptionists can be abit unhelpful but the food is good and the cabins and tents are comfortable and clean and give you a choice depending on your budget. The diving is well organised, DMs are young and green behind the ears but... 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 a detailed review on us. We do appreciate any feedback from our guests so as to improve our service to you. I have made a copy of your review and will present it to the Manager in charge of the vehicles and boats. We will en devour to go... More

Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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

Richards Bay, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been to Coral Divers a number of times and have only loved it. The stuff are friendly and the Food is always amazingly good. Everything is always well organised and the staff, dive master and Gareth more then go out of their way for us every time. The only negative might be other visitors who make it unpleasant... More

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CoralDivers, Manager at Coral Divers, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks for your review, it is always great to hear feedback from our guests! Our diving may seem rather structured and rigid with the schedule we keep but we are more than willing to be flexible with regards to our guests' needs! All you have to do is ask and we will do a backwards roll for you!... More

Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have stayed at Coral Divers many times. It is a world class dive resort and worth a visit. They offer great accommodation as far as a dive camp goes, the food at the restaurant is the bedt on offer in Sodwana and their service is always great. Most importantly of course the whole scuba diving experience is very efficient,... More

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CoralDivers, Manager at Coral Divers, responded to this review

Hello! We appreciate you taking the time to review us on tripadvisor! We're very thankful for your comments and appreciate any kind of feedback from our guests. Food is always important after a hard days diving and nothing finishes it off quite like a Coral Pizza and Milkshake! We look forward to seeing you again at Coral very soon! More

Bloemfontein, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From that I can remember we always stay at Coral Divers... They cater for all "lifestyles" That helps for our student budget! Love the people and you can expect amazing service!!! The dives at Sodwana Bay is world class!!

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CoralDivers, Manager at Coral Divers, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you for your amazing review. We're glad we provide a service affordable for yourselves without compromising quality! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently stayed at Coral Divers for eight days, to get my Open Water Licence. Stunning experience for this first timer! Instructors, and everyone working there, extremely professional and efficient. We were a group of 9, and had so much fun for a week; and qualified! Nothing is too much teouble for these lovely people - really made a difference!... More

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CoralDivers, Manager at Coral Divers, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you for your wonderful review. We appreciate any feedback from our guests! We're very happy to hear you and all your friends enjoyed yourselves at Coral and that the Open Water Course you did was so worthwhile. Scuba Diving is an amazing experience and good Instructors are very important to make sure you enjoy the course and... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

After not being to Sodwana in over 10 years, I was wonderfully surprised to find Coral divers has come such a long way. The accommodation is comfortable, be aware that this is not a luxury hotel, but a diver's camp (and as far as diving accommodation goes, coral divers IS 5star!) The huts are clean and well serviced. The food... More

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CoralDivers, Manager at Coral Divers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on tripadvisor. We're so very happy to hear our improvements have pleased you! We have now fully renovated our D-Camp (ensuite cabins), A and P-Camp (Standard private cabins). Nine out of our ten Rigid Inflatable Boats have had new pontoons put on them, their decks and hulls have been completely remolded. We are also in... More

Pretoria, South Africa
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

If you want to have a great experience on a budget then I would definitely recommend Coral Divers. Facilities and service is great and there are cheaper and more luxury accommodation available to suit your budget. Overall great experience, would go back anytime!

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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 for us, we appreciate any feedback from our guests. We try to provide accommodation that does fit anyone's budget so our guests can afford to do the most important thing in Sodwana, diving!! We're very passionate about diving and want our guests to experience the amazement of being... More

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Address: Private Bag 320 | Mbazwana, 3974, Sodwana, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Sodwana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Coral Divers Sodwana, Africa

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Coral Divers is a PADI 5 star Gold Palm IDC Centre and a National Geographic Dive 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, horse 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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