I have been diving in Sodwana for about 5 years. Coral Divers is without a doubt my first choice in dive operators. They are located within the reserve which means you do not need to commute 7km each morning to get to the beach, they also offer their guests a free shuttle service to the beach every 45 minutes.
I would recommend staying in the private or on-suit cabins. Rooms are very minimal with the choice of either communal ablutions, attached or on-suit bathrooms. Rooms are serviced and cleaned daily. While the rooms are very minimal and lack certain creature comforts they are unbeatable in value for money.
The staff are always super friendly and helpful, they go out of their way to make you feel at home and part of the family. While it is a PADI development center, the diving staff are all well trained, polite and friendly. The skippers have been launching on the bay for years and always provide a fun and safe launch to get you to the reef. Coral divers has without a doubt the most streamlined and efficient diving operation out of all operators in Sodwana. Dives are well organized and are punctual.
The equipment used at the resort is always well maintained. The RHIBs are well looked after ensuring no problems on the way to your dive. Rental dive gear is also well maintained and frequently replaced to ensure divers always use quality safe equipment. All dive gear is ScubaPro.
The actual diving at Sodwana is world class! It is one of the most bio-diverse dive spots in the world with amazing marine life.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Coral Divers Sodwana, Africa