This very well run and well priced dive centre is found next door to Rocktail Beach Camp, in the formerly named St Lucia Wetland Park, and about 5hrs drive north of Durban. It provides excellent diving, dive training, underwater and snorkelling adventures for visitors to this area. We really enjoyed our diving where we found that the pristine sea life was abundant, not surprising, since this Marine Reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and thus well preserved and not over frequented. We say many rays, honeycomb eels, schools of snapper, scorpion and devil firefish. Wonderful little shrimps, nudibranchs and paper fish. We even saw a beautiful green turtle feeding.
The centre is run by a family team with many years of experience and local Natal sea knowledge. Clive is the most skilled boat driver I have ever come across and I instantly felt safe with him as he beat the waves to get us out to our dive sites. This warm and friendly dive team not only operates professionally but takes great trouble when underwater with you, to point out interesting fish and sealife. It is rare to have such a personalised dive where even the small things are shown to you.
On these dives it is not unusual to hear the call of the humpback whales as they pass close by. The highlight on one day's excursion was to actually see a small family of migrating humpback whales which pass through the Reserve. They were majestic and we got a very good view of them from the boat, an excellent add-on to our adventures that day. A good breakfast picnic was set up for us on the beach in between dives so that we could recover and enjoy the scenery at the same time. This dive operation is top class, and if you are interested in diving or learning to dive, this is a great place to do it.
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