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Aliwal Dive Centre

#1 of 6 things to do in Umkomaas Features Animals
2 Moodie Street, Umkomaas 4170, South Africa
+27 39 973 2233
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Open Water Wonderland

I visited Aliwal Dive Centre for the first time in April where I qualified for my Open Water. I... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cit M
,
Cape Town Central, South Africa
via mobile
Lovely place to stay, dive and meet people

I stayed and dove with Aliwal dive centre 2 times and I love the place. The rooms are clean and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MohammedAhassan
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Cairo, Egypt
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We offer some of the most exciting scuba diving in the World, here on Aliwal Shoal. Dive with Ragged Tooth Sharks, Tiger Sharks and Manta Rays, Dolphins and Whale Sharks. Enjoy our great South African hospitality at Aliwal Dive Lodge and further your Dive education at our PADI 5* Instructor Development Centre. When you choose Aliwal Dive Centre for your South African diving adventure, you can rest assured that our professional and dedicated team will have one aim in mind, to ensure you have a holiday of a lifetime.
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  • Average3%
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  • Terrible1%
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“Open Water Wonderland”
2 weeks ago
“Lovely place to stay, dive and meet people ”
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2 Moodie Street, Umkomaas 4170, South Africa
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+27 39 973 2233
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I visited Aliwal Dive Centre for the first time in April where I qualified for my Open Water. I was super impressed, not only by the staff, but the INCREDIBLE and world-renowned Aliwal Shoal. Cannot wait to return for my Advanced qualification in August!

Thank Cit M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed and dove with Aliwal dive centre 2 times and I love the place. The rooms are clean and cozy. The provide secure parking and a great breakfast. The dives are amazing. The guides are friendly and professional. Will definitely be backMore

Thank MohammedAhassan
BasieAckermann, Owner at Aliwal Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Mohammed, awesome to have had you here and thanks for the great review! Glad you and your wife enjoyed the cage dive and your subsequent reef dive . Really appreciate you taking the time to do it and please visit us again soon! Till...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017

What a beautiful place!! Everything was perfect! Very serious shop, a young and dynamic team, always smiling and at your disposal. And what to say about dives? Just go there!! Do not hesitate. When I shall return it is directly at ADC !! Special thanks...More

2  Thank Julien H
BasieAckermann, Owner at Aliwal Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Hi Julien! We are so happy that you had a good time here with us at Aliwal Dive Centre! Thanks for your great review and rating - we really appreciate you taking the time to do it. See you again - our door is always...More

Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We visited Aliwal based on recommendation from a friend ... we were not disappointed. Completing reef dives and baited shark dives, all great fun. All staff were excellent, Captain Keith knows the boats and area exceptionally well, our dive guide Charlie was enthusiastic and friendly...More

2  Thank Ryan A
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This is the second time I have been lucky enough to dive with Aliwal Dive Centre, and I found it just as impressive as I did on my first trip nine years ago. Clare was amazingly helpful during the booking process and she is exceptionally...More

1  Thank John H
BasieAckermann, Owner at Aliwal Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Hi John, it was a pleasure having you and Peter back - really appreciate your fantastic review - we are nearly blushing! Don't hope to be back soon - just be back soon! Not another 9 years please! Once again thank you so much -...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This is our second trip to Aliwal Dive Centre and we cannot recommend it highly enough. From initial reservation where Clare the Queen of Organization and Efficiency, responds promptly and warmly, she is the heartbeat of the Dive Centre and we appreciated her enormously. To...More

Thank Pascale H
BasieAckermann, Owner at Aliwal Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Pascale and Dale - such an fantastic review! Awesome! Thanks a million for taking the time to write this. ADC team is smiling from ear to ear. We know we have achieved what we set out to do when we get feedback like this -...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Well qualified and competent dive instructors. Great facilities with friendly staff willing to help. Breakfast provided was a perfect end to a mornings dive. Would definitely recommend if you find yourself in Aliwal Shoal and keen to get under the water👍

Thank pedwards321
BasieAckermann, Owner at Aliwal Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Very happy you found our service acceptable and enjoyable! Thanks you so much for spending time with us and writing this review and hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 13 April 2017

I stayed at Aliwal Dive Centre for one whole week, doing 11 dives and an Advanced Open Water course there. I emailed ADC from my home in Copenhagen, asking about the possibility for doing my Advanced course there during my stay in South Africa. Their...More

1  Thank SBernes
BasieAckermann, Owner at Aliwal Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Steen, that is an awesomely detailed review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write it. All the staff, who read this with big smiles, are seriously happy that you had a great time with us and also managed to further your diving...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed in this dive center for 3 days. We were welcomed by Michael - very nice and smart guy and then dives with Charles & Charlie - very professional guides. Thank you, guys 😊! The ocean here is quite storming and there are lots...More

Thank Natalia C
BasieAckermann, Owner at Aliwal Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Natalia and Thierry - thanks for this amazing review - makes us all feel fuzzy inside! Hopefully we'll see you on our doorstep again - and soon! Keep well till then

Reviewed 23 March 2017

We booked only a few days before our arrival and Clare made our booking, and therefore our life, a lot easier. The entire team is just really well organized and it was just a pleasure to work with them. We saw lots on the dives...More

1  Thank krallkatrin
BasieAckermann, Owner at Aliwal Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Then we will be expecting you! To say we are overly happy with your response and the fact that you took the time to write it, is an understatement. Thanks a million - really is awesome!!

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