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Coral Divers

Private Bag 320 | Mbazwana, 3974, Sodwana, South Africa
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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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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been diving with Coral Divers a few times and it has always been very good. Will recommend them to any body that want to have a good and easy dive - we took my son and his wife (from Czech) and both loved it immensely. Thank you for another good experience.

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Durban, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Coral Divers offers accessible, good value dives in the warm Indian Ocean. The rooms are basic and we chose the room with outside bathroom, which is generally adequate but not great when it is pouring rain. Having visited twice now I would not go with the catered options as the vegetarian meals are virtually non-existent. Self-catering is the way to... More

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Fredericksburg, Va,
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Had a great time. I was reluctant to go and got dragged down to Sodwana bay by a friend who wanted to get his deep water qualification. I was very impressed with the service I have been to hotels in countries all over the world and found myself easily distracted from the fact that I was in a tent for... More

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Centurion, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I' m a regular guest and diver with Coral Divers. I would recommend them to anyone. Tented area is the cheapest option and real good value for money, it does come with it's problems though, as in no privacy and definitly not much in peace and quiet, loud and sometimes sozzled guests being the problem. The wooden deck, bar &... More

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CoralDivers, Manager at Coral Divers, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it. We pride ourselves in being able to offer everyone different options when it comes to accommodation and meals. Being able to save on accommodation or food leaves more available in our guests' budget to do as much diving as they want! Thank you for the fair warning about the... More

Weymouth
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We dived with Coral Divers recently and had a great time. However, we had booked the tents and on arrival, realised that the tents were tiny and crammed together on a concrete platform. As the temperature was in the high 30s, and we didn't fancy camping within inches of each other, we decided to ditch this option and camp in... More

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CoralDivers, Manager at Coral Divers, responded to this review

Good day to you Our gratitude for your detailed review on Coral Divers. We appreciate any feedback, no matter what. Just to clarify. The platform under the tented section of our accommodation is sand. We are not allowed to build permanent structure inside the National Park. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your diving in Sodwana. We are the... More

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Friends and i stayed with corral divers in February ’14, this was one of the many times that we used the resort for our camping and scuba diving needs. Coral Divers caters for many different varieties of scuba enthusiasts and their non diving companions, ranging from fairly spacious tents with 2 stretchers up to very comfortable en-suite cabins. One can... More

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CoralDivers, Manager at Coral Divers, responded to this review

Good day to you Thank you for posting your very informative review. If there is any way we can improve upon our current service standards, please let us know. Unfortunately the National Park's Board Ablutions are not maintained by us and is out of our control. We hope to see you again soon! More

Ban Ko Tao, Chumphon, Thailand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Expect rustic nature reserve with nice bungalows that are cleaned daily, no complaints there. Kitchen staff doing their bit but pretty bland pub style food, I recommend the seafood combinations, breakfast is buffet style so normal cereals, yoghurts, with eggs made to order plus other warm food, once again no complaints there. The diving is brilliant, with massive unspoilt reefs... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

We have been to Coral Divers on numerous occasions and have always had an AWESOME time!!! A Big Thank you to Gareth and his Team for going the extra mile with a smile!!! Great Food!! AWESOME Dives!! Great people!! #AWESOMENESS!!

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CoralDivers, Manager at Coral Divers, responded to this review

Hello there Thank you for your review, it is greatly appreciated. It's always a please to have you stay and dive with us. If there is anything we can ever do to make your time at Coral more memorable then all you need do is ask! More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

After deciding to complete my AOW in Sodwana, I chose Coral Divers based on the great reviews it had, proximity to the launch site, and the reasonable prices. I'm so glad I did. Apart from having 4 days of beautiful conditions for diving in a stunning reserve, I have come away from the experience really impressed with the level 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 post such a review. We appreciate all and any feedback from our guests. We're very glad to hear you thoroughly enjoyed yourself with us and we have passed on your wonderful comments to all the relevant Managers. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

My wife and I have been there 8 times in the last 3 years, staying a total of 57 days, in all seasons, we have done over 110 dives with Coral, and 4 courses, not including the courses done by my daughter. We had a week without water, a week of rain, storms and 40 strong dive clubs. The staff... More

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CoralDivers, Manager at Coral Divers, responded to this review

Good day to you Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We thank you sincerely for your honest opinions expressed in your review. We are very fortunate to be the only Dive Resort to operate inside the National Park and therefore our grounds and facilities are not obtrusive and blend nicely with the natural surroundings.... More

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Additional Information about Coral Divers

Also Known As:
Coral Divers Sodwana, Africa
Address: Private Bag 320 | Mbazwana, 3974, Sodwana, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Sodwana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 12 Specialty lodging in Sodwana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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