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Aliwal Dive Centre

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Address: 2 Moodie Street, Umkomaas 4170, South Africa
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+27 39 973 2233
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We offer some of the most exciting scuba diving in the World, here on...

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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The place to be !!

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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Julien H
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Belfort
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Belfort
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 to Tamara, Charlie, Michael and Charl !!

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2 Thank Julien H
BasieAckermann, Owner at Aliwal Dive Centre, responded to this review

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 open! More 

Doha
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 and a good dive professional. Safe at all times and fun! Great place. Look no... More 

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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 professional and organised. She gave us heaps of very useful info when we first arrived... More 

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1 Thank John H
BasieAckermann, Owner at Aliwal Dive Centre, responded to this review

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 - always cool to get feedback from customers! More 

Cape Town
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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 our arrival, where we were greeted like long lost family returning home, all the staff... More 

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Thank Pascale H
BasieAckermann, Owner at Aliwal Dive Centre, responded to this review

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 - to be professional, safe and do this is in a relaxed and fun environment. Please... More 

Chaiyaphum, Thailand
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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👍

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Thank pedwards321
BasieAckermann, Owner at Aliwal Dive Centre, responded to this review

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! More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 responses was quick and thorough, and already by then I knew that they would take... More 

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

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 skills to Advanced. Well done! Our aim is to create a relaxed and fun environment... More 

Paris, France
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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 of currents but we wanted it for a new more difficult experience and improving our... More 

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

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 More 

Durban, South Africa
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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 and I would recommend Aliwal Shoal and especially the dive center to every diver! I... More 

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

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!! More 

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115 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

I did a shark dive here (the kind where you're in the water - no cage) and it was a blast. We saw so many sharks and everyone was very friendly. The questionable bit was our dive leader. He kept grabbing the fish and touching the sharks. Maybe it's normal and fine, but it's so far from what I was... More 

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1 Thank Sarah G
Basie A, Owner at Aliwal Dive Centre, responded to this review

Hi Sarah, Thank you for your review , I am glad that you had a good time with us. With regards to the guide touching the animals I do apologize about this, as it is our policy not to touch. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, we will look into this to make sure it doesn't happen again.... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We did 3 dives with my spouse at Aliwal Dive Centre. Our experience was really good. First of all, our emails were answered quickly and very clearly before our trip. All the arrangements before the trip were done very professionally, it was really nice to arrive there when you knew you are taken care of! A big thanks for that!... More 

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

A big thank you to you for doing this review Jukka! Glad your experience with us was a good one and really appreciate you recommending us!! Till next time... More 

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