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Aliwal Dive Lodge

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Chaiyaphum, Thailand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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👍

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BasieAckermann, Owner at Aliwal Dive Lodge, responded to this review

Very glad you had a good time with us - thank you for the review, we really appreciate it! Just a note that we also have another 'more popular' Tripadvisor page - "Aliwal Dive Centre" with over 90 reviews....so thank you for writing this! It would be wonderful if you can also rate us on there....

East London, South Africa
Reviewed 13 January 2016

We have been to Aliwal Dive Lodge a couple of times, and every time it has been outstanding, All staff are awesome, friendly and will go out there way to help, Rooms are very neat and sea view great, dive boat skipper and DMs are all top class, Thanks to all at Aliwal Dive Lodge for a fantastic 7days and...

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Basie A, Owner at Aliwal Dive Lodge, responded to this review

You guys are stars!! Easy going and awesome customers. Thanks for going to the effort of this review and see you again!

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 10 April 2015

On a recent trip to South Africa we decided to plan a short diving trip to Aliwal Shoal in Umkomaas. We booked at Aliwal Dive Lodge. The staff and diving team are exceptionally welcoming and friendly and provide a very relaxed and hospitable atmosphere in the lodge. My wife did not dive but was more than happy to relax at...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 May 2014

A group of 14 of us stayed here for 9 nights with a 6 day dive package. All of the staff were exceptionally friendly, welcoming and informative. The post dive breakfasts were amazing! Accommodation is basic but immaculately clean and tidy and there were always cold beers in the fridge...

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Weymouth
Reviewed 2 March 2014

We had 2 days diving with Aliwal Dive Centre / Dive Lodge. We didn't stay there so I can't say much for the accommodation. The dives were from RIBs that launched and landed from the beach. The hire equipment was OK and there were hot showers, friendly staff and good breakfasts on the terrace.I hired equipment, apart from mask and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 February 2014

So good that I came back for a second visit two weeks after the first. A long drive down from Johannesburg, arrived late, but was expected and taken care of well. The lodging is definitely secondary to, and part of, the dive centre - so you can fall out of bed and get straight into the preparations for diving, which...

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Cape Town
Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

Accommodation is exactly what you need for a diving. Clean, mini bar, balcony with sea view and serviced daily. No tv but it serves its purpose beautifully. Diving is what you come here for so its convenient to stay up stairs as the summer dives meet at 5 am for launch prep. You can come back for shower after the...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 10 March 2013

Having booked a dive with blue vision, turning up to find the equipment faulty, the management missing and the dive master baked. I decided it wasn't for me and landed on the doorstep of the Aliwal Dive Lodge. Sadly I had missed the boat... literally! Pam and Claire working in reception, did their utmost to find me another dive somewhere...

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Beijing, China
Reviewed 27 December 2012 via mobile

This lodge were very accommodating when we arrived last minute to dive aliwal shoal. However, their pressure gauges are faulty. Mine showed 50 bar upon coming to the surface, however I ran out of air during the safety stop. Obviously had I been a few more metres down this could have had terrible consequences. When I informed staff of what...

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Windhoek, Namibia
Reviewed 24 November 2012

The lodge This is a very well-run B&B combined with a well-organised, well-managed dive centre. The rooms were spacious and clean and attention to detail could be seen throughout the lodge. It's small enough to be cosy but large enough to offer what you need. The managers (who are also divers) go out of their way to accommodate any request....

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Address: No 2 Moodie Street, Umkomaas 4170, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umkomaas
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“sea side over looking pool”
iannicki2016, 12 Jan 2016 | Read review
“We had room 4 - great balcony and view over the sea.”
DC1200, 10 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a double room with a front balcony.”
JMBe, 23 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Ask for a sea view room.”
NilsWormsbaecher, 24 Nov 2012 | Read review
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