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We at Aliwal Shoal Adventures are passionate about the ocean and all that it has to offer. The dive centre is a family friendly one, catering for the diving couples who have children, we offer couples the opportunity to dive together knowing that the future divers in the family are in good hands.
We have showers for after your dives that are guaranteed never to run out of hot water. For those hot summer days there is a swimming pool on the premises to enjoy. We have coffee and braai facilities to enjoy. For those cold mornings and cold winter evenings we have a bonfire lit in the fire pit... read more . We are situated in Umkomaas on the Kwazulu Natal South Coast and launch from the Umkomaas River mouth as well as Scottburgh main beach. The world renowned Aliwal Shoal is a short boat ride from either launch site. The Scottburgh main swimming beach is manned by qualified Lifeguards so the non-divers in the family can be assured that they are in safe hands. On non-diving days, trips to the local Game Reserves and other places of interest can be arranged. Contact us to tailor make a package to suit your diving capabilities and make your dreams a reality so that you too can experience what the ocean has to offer. We at Aliwal Shoal Adventures are her to make it all happen for you!
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|Location||We are situated in Umkomaas on the Kwazulu Natal South Coast and launch from the Umkomaas River mouth as well as Scottburgh main beach|
|Instructors & Dive masters||All 3 our Dive Masters, Emil, Travis and Joshua know Aliwal Shoal reefs very well. For all 3 of them the ocean is their passion, Emil grew up on this coastline and was free diving the reefs from a young age. Emil saw one of the wrecks, The Produce, go down, he was a young boy at the time. Travis & Joshua were around 12 years old when they started diving on Aliwal Shoal|
|Number of Dive Guides||3|
|Non-diving activities||We do trips to the local Game Parks and also on days when the conditions allow we do River Cruises.|
|Infrastructure||Parking, Pool, Shower, WC, Wi-Fi|
|PHYSICALlY DISABLED DIVERS||We cater for the physically disabled divers.|
|Equipment Description||We use 12L steel cylinders, we have a compressor on site to fill the cylinders and also offer Nitrox fills. We have gear for hire for those that do not own their own gear|
|Distance to nearest Deco Chamber||32.61 milli|
|Number of boats||1|
|Check-in time||7.00 am unless otherwise arranged|
|Seasonality||January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December|
|REQUIRED INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS||Certification Card, Date of last dive, Diving Insurance, Logbook, Medical Statement, Name in accordance with passport, Permit to Scuba Dive in a Marine Protected Area, obtainable from the local Post Office|
|Accepted Payment Methods||
|Read before you go||
PLEASE NOTE EVERY DIVER NEEDS A PERMIT TO DIVE ON ALIWAL SHOAL (BEING A MARINE PROTECTED AREA) PERMITS ARE AVAILABLE FROM ANY POST OFFICE, THE ORIGINAL NEEDS TO BE ON THE BOAT WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES. EVERY PERSON DOING A FISHING TRIP NEEDS TO BE IN POSSESSION OF A FISHING PERMIT WHICH IS AVAILABLE FROM THE POST OFFICE
When doing an EFT into our account as payment for your accommodation/diving/courses please remember to send us a copy via either e-mail or fax. If this is n...Continue readingot received please note that your booking cannot be confirmed. Please do not rely on your bank to do this. All bank charges will be for your account.
Cancellation / Refunds Policy
Please be aware that no refunds will be given for being late, cold, hung over or any dives cancelled within 24 hours of the launch time. Dive rescheduling or refunds will only be given if Aliwal Shoal Adventures cancel a dive for safety reasons.
NO REFUNDS ON PACKAGE SPECIALS.
If bookings are further than a month in advance and cancellation is made the 50% deposit will be forfeited. Balance of payment is then due one month before arrival. Cancellations made more that 15 days before arrival date a refund of 50% of the balance payment will be due, cancellations less than 15 days have no refund.
|Recommended hotels||There are several B&B, Backpackers and Self-Catering Accommodation in the area. We also recommend The newly revamped Blue Marlin Hotel|