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Sardine Run Ocean Safari Sardine Run Ocean Safari

Sardine Run Ocean Safari. A Photographer’s dream and an animal lovers miracle: The Sardine Run occurs between late May and July along the east coast of Africa, when millions of sardines migrate from the Cape to Mozambique.

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Unlimited Adventure Dive Package Unlimited Adventure Dive Package

The Unlimited Adventure Dive Package has been designed for the more adventurous diver looking to do more than just the normal reef dive experience. It is unlimited because, weather and surf conditions allowing, you are not limited to a number of dives per day. If we can launch, and you want to dive, WE DIVE!!

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Baited Shark        Dive Baited Shark Dive

Highly misunderstood, mis-represented and falsely accused, these apex predators offer you the most mind blowing, not-to-be-missed, experience of a life time. The baited shark dive is done off the Aliwal Shoal.

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Blue Ocean Dive Resort, PADI 5 Star IDC Resort

A Dive Holiday in South Africa to Cherish.

We are South Africa’s only diving destination that offers a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre, hotel and fully licensed restaurant and bar on the same property.

Diving with Blue Ocean Dive Resort is nothing short of spectacular: Aliwal Shoal, our resident reef, is rated in the top 10 dive sites in the world. Diving Aliwal Shoal is an experience never to forget, the bio-diversity of species is mind blowing. From big to small, pretty to scary we have it all. Aliwal Shoal also boasts two wrecks that are both different and magnificent dives. Let’s not forget our speciality…shark diving!

Our service at Blue Ocean Dive Resort exudes passion that you will experience from housekeeping, waiters, barmen to our PADI Dive masters and Instructors. Our mission is to make your visit a life-long memory that you will cherish and come back to relive over and over again.

Whether you’d like to tick off diving the great Aliwal Shoal on your bucket list, or do your internship from any level of PADI Open Water to Diver Master or Instructor, Aliwal Shoal is the place to do it and Blue Ocean Dive Resort in Umkomaas is the place to stay.

An awesome family holiday is also welcomed; check out our Accommodation Rates and Diving Packages.


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