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Newcastle, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We love Coral Divers so much, my daughter is getting married there in May!! Wonderful staff, beautiful surroundings, fabulous atmosphere, comfortable and clean accommodation. From making the booking to handing in the keys, you feel relaxed and well looked after!

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed at Coral over the Easter break, for my wife to do her open water course and for me to get some diving in. I dont know quite what I expected of Coral, but it definitely wowed us both. The whole operation is as slick as can be, they co-ordinate hundreds of dives every day without a hitch. The self...

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CoralDivers, Manager at Coral Divers, responded to this review

Hi Brendan, Thanks for your wonderful review and we are thrilled to hear that your holiday was fabulous. Now that your wife has learnt to dive, we look forward to sharing many more spectacular dive holidays with you both in Sodwana! We love Sodwana, it is truly a special place and being able to share it with our guests and...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family break away to Coral Divers. Facilities clean and comfortable. Great reefs. Ruan Stone was our instructor, very professional, friendly and super knowledgeable!! Enjoyed the dive training tremendously!!

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CoralDivers, Manager at Coral Divers, responded to this review

Dear Rina, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay at Coral Divers. We truly appreciate the feedback and loved hearing that you enjoyed your Padi dive course. We look forward to sharing many more adventures with you in the future!

Hillcrest, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a wonderful 5 days at Coral Divers in Sodwana, the purpose was to qualify my children for future diving holidays but we got so much more than that from this experience. Not only did we have a brilliant diving week, exceptional instructor and DM, but my husband, who is not a diver, also thoroughly enjoyed his time on...

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CoralDivers, Manager at Coral Divers, responded to this review

Hi Debbie, We are delighted to hear that you had a great time with us as a family. I do hope that we will be able to share many more memories with you for future family holidays, as there is so much to explore now that your children are qualified divers. Diving is an incredible sport and not only that,...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently went on a scuba diving trip. We always go to Coral Divers #CoralDivers they have the best prices and exceptional Padi dive masters and instructors. PADI OPEN WATER DIVER USD $300 Includes: 5 nights tented accommodation (upgradeable)
5 theory & 5 pool sessions, an exam, and 4 open water dives with a PADI instructor. Digital PADI Open Water...

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CoralDivers, Manager at Coral Divers, responded to this review

Hi Abrie, Thank you very much for your review. We are really happy to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us and that you feel we offer a great service and value for money. We do hope that you will be able to visit us again sometime soon!

Manchester, New Hampshire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I heard diving in Sodwana Bay is a must, so I made the trek up to Coral Divers. It's not easy to get to if you do not have a car. They suggested Zulu Safaris for a transfer from Durban with return (it was expensive). I stayed in one of the safari tents which was spacious and comfortable. Be aware...

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CoralDivers, Manager at Coral Divers, responded to this review

Dear Bobby O, Thank you for taking the time to review Coral Divers. We value your feedback as we are constantly trying to improve on our service and to make sure that you have a superb stay. We are delighted that for the most part, you enjoyed your stay and we do understand your disappointment. Please note that not all...

Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Diving Club : I had a refresher session and 2 dives in this club. All the staff i met was very professional and serious ! In addtion, they were very friendy, making you more comfortable before going under the water. The spot is very nice, a lot of stuff to see under the water ! I do recommand this place...

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CoralDivers, Manager at Coral Divers, responded to this review

Dear Alexandre, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. Making your holiday a memorable and wonderful experience is something we take very seriously, and it is truly lovely when we hear that you had a great experience with us. We hope to welcome you back to Coral Divers soon!

Okavango Delta, Botswana
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Coral divers is always a safe bet when you're looking for an easy going trip. They are located in the reserve, which is much better than staying in town. Prices are fair, their food menu is a little limited, but food is fuel, so just feed me and put me in the water. The one issue I do have is...

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CoralDivers, Manager at Coral Divers, responded to this review

Dear Jon, Oh dear! I was very sorry to hear that the dive masters did not try and talk you out of all those dives - sadly they just could not help themselves as they love diving in Sodwana too! We totally understand how difficult it is to say no, when the reef is just calling your name :) ......

Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Our family went with friends to Sodwana after completing our PADI open water courses, and did 2 dives with Coral Divers. It was amazing with friendly staff and skippers, and wonderful sightings of moray eels and rays. Highly recommended, but they don't offer spearfishing.

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CoralDivers, Manager at Coral Divers, responded to this review

Dear Franco, Thank you for the lovely review of your stay with us. Diving is our passion and it is wonderful to be able to share the magnificent reefs at Sodwana with our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for some more stunning underwater adventures...

Gorinchem, The Netherlands
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

I have been there only for one day. I did two dives with Coral Divers at 2 mile reef. My divemaster Craig did a great job! My last dive was three years ago bud he made me feel very comfortable! The only thing is missed was a shark 😜

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CoralDivers, Manager at Coral Divers, responded to this review

Dear BerrieG, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. We appreciate your feedback and were thrilled to hear that you had a great time. It is such a pity that you could not stay longer, but we do look forward to welcoming you back and showing you much more of Sodwana Bay's reefs... and I am...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Coral Divers is a PADI 5 star Gold Palm IDC/CDC Centre situated in Sodwana Bay, South Africa. We are proud to be able to provide all levels of PADI scuba instruction from Bubble Maker to Instructor Development Courses as well as accommodation and dive charters. Lying within the boundaries of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park, Sodwana Bay provides the travelling diver with a vast array of unspoilt coral reefs populated with a huge diversity of Indo-Pacific fish & invertebrates. Apart from the great diving & beautiful coral reefs, the area offers fun and excitement for the non-diver too. From quad bike riding, kiteboarding and paintballing to day trips to Makhasa Game Reserve for Rhino or Buffalo tracking on foot, you're sure to find something that appeals to you, your friends and/or family. Coral Divers offers you a very comfortable diving holiday experience while retaining the rustic appeal of an out-of-the-way bush camp. The area is covered with dense coastal forest offering exquisite scenery, bird watching, and a number of small mammals including Bush Babies, Genets, Duiker and Striped Mongoose. Sodwana is accessible by car, however we can arrange transfers from Hluhluwe - Bushlands (The BazBus drop off point) should you not have your own vehicle. Petrol & Diesel are available from the petrol station in the National Park, and there is a small supermarket which can provide you with essentials such as food, drink and sun block. There are a couple of restaurants both within and outside of the Park, as well as our local night club, 'Maak 'n Jol', where you can dance the night away. Sodwana is also within driving distance of a number of amazing game reserves including Makhasa Game Reserve, Mkhuze Game Reserve, Phinda Game Reserve & the Hluhluwe Mfolozi Park. We invite you to take a look through our site to find out a little more about Coral Divers - Sodwana Bay and the diving. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Coral Divers

Address: Private Bag 320 | Mbazwana, 3974, Sodwana 3974, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Sodwana
Price Range: $54 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Coral Divers 3*
Number of rooms: 84
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“We stayed in the tented camp, I might go for the upgrade next time, just for a little more privacy”
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Samanticks, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
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