Umkomaas and Aliwal | Dive South Africa

Umkomaas and Aliwal | Dive South Africa

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Umkomaas and Aliwal

(Indian Ocean - South Africa )

from: £1895 inc. flights*

*Includes international flights, 7 nights half board (breakfast & dinner), 10 reef/wreck dives and transfers

  • Beautiful boutique in heart of Umkomaas
  • Reef and wreck diving in Aliwal
  • Adrenalin packed pelagic encounters
  • Cape town, game reserve and Mozambique extensions available
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South Africa is famed for it's heart pumping, adrenalin filled diving. And no where has a better reputation for its diving than Aliwal Shoal. Several species of shark, ray and turtles are routinely seen on the reefs and wrecks that lie around Aliwal Shoal. Still not enough pelagics? Why not try a dedicated shark dive? Scuba Travel have teamed up with one of the region's premier dive centres Ocean Worx and boutique hotel Ocean Park so you too can now enjoy the adventure that is a holiday in Umkomaas and Aliwal.

The Ocean Park guesthouse is a friendly and relaxing hotel that only offers 9 rooms, creating a tranquil atmosphere for your stay. Each room has its own unique decor and the different views overlook the gardens or sea, with spectacular views. There are twin, double and even family room available. All are en suite with air con, satellite TV, mini bar, safe, tea and coffee making facilities. There is also a self catered option.

You can take life at your own pace at the Ocean Park. Simply relax under the gorgeous lapa (gazeebo), soak up the rays by the pool or take a tour of the 6 hole putting green. Meals are served in the lounge area with stone fireplace or al fresco - don't miss out on the braai, a traditional style BBQ. The communal bar is a hot spot, where traveller meet to exchange their experiences from the savannah or underwater. This is a true glimpse into South African life.

Resort Facts

  • Rooms: 9
  • Fridge: Yes
  • Room safe: Yes
  • A/C: Yes
  • Pools: 1
  • Restaurants: 1

Dive Centre Facts

  • Dive Centre: 1.2km
  • Dive Courses: PADI
  • House Reef: no
  • Boat Diving: Yes
  • Shore Diving: no
  • Nitrox: Yes
  • Tech Friendly: No

General Facts

  • Season: All year
  • Air Temp: 18-28C
  • Water Temp: 20-27C
  • Visibility: 5-20m
  • Airport: 35km

For diving in Umkomaas and Aliwal we have teamed up with OceanWorx, one of the area's premier dive centres, exploring the reefs and wrecks. This is an experienced team that dives it all - from reef and wrecks to dedicated shark trips, no two dives are ever the same!

OceanWorx are able to teach all recreational PADI courses, including Divemaster. The dive centre is well equipped with hot showers, changing, kit storage and wifi. OceanWorx is your home away from home and hub for everything dive related in Aliwal.

  • 3 8m dedicated dive RIBS offering 2 dives each morning
  • Huge variety of dive sites including reef and shark dives
  • Dive the Nebo and Produce wrecks
  • Full range of PADI dive courses

Diving in Ailwal is quite unlike anywhere else in the world. All diving is from RIBS and best suited to advanced divers - most dives are drifts and this can be in the blue. Year round you can expect to find turtles and dolphins. There are even humpbacks, cruising down the coast (Jun-Nov). And if it is shark diving you are looking for, you are in the right place! Tiger sharks are most common Dec - Jun, raggies Jun - Nov, whalesharks Dec-Feb and mantas... well they can turn up anytime! Speak to the dive centre locally to arrange dedicated black tip or tiger shark dives (local supplement approx 1 370 00 rand).

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Diving Rates & Prices

If you pre-book your diving as part of a holiday package with Scuba Travel you can take advantage of our special rates and make considerable savings on your dive package or dive course at Umkomaas and Aliwal.

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  • Nitrox Specialty from: Price on request
  • Other courses available on request

Dive Equipment

  • Full set (Mask, Fins, BCD, Reg and wetsuit): Price on request

These prices are subject to change and you will be advised of the exact cost at the time of booking.


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From time to time the resort and dive centre hosts a unique one off dive event. These will focus on a specific area of diving, covering a wide range of topics from underwater photography, technical diving, explore wrecks or conservation themed.

These special events are a brilliant way to learn from the accompanying experts (often a famous face!), improve your knowledge, develop new dive skills and of course, get to dive some of the most exciting destinations out there.

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We are also able to offer some discounts on specific dates if available - Those will show in red

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