Your home away from home!

Blue Ocean Dive Resort is the premier dive operator on Aliwal Shoal, you are assured of only the best service.

We love what we do, we have as much fun as you do, that is why you will have the time of your life. Because of the amount of accommodation we have available, we do not charge a single supplement. This means you are not penalized for travelling alone! Our facilities allow us to accommodate large groups of up to 24 (we have 3 boats, 8 per boat, but can hire a fourth if needed for group of 32) and our Dive Lodge can accommodate up to 54.

Set on beautiful grounds with magnificent views of the Indian Ocean and Umkomaas Golf Course, we are the only operator with Hotel accommodation, fully licensed sea view deck Restaurant and Bar, and Dive Centre. All conveniently located on the same premises. Built in 1934, this grand old hotel building is a colonial styled icon of Umkomaas and the Kwazulu-Natal, South Coast. As always, we focus on comfort, convenience, and value to make your getaway as pleasurable as possible.

From the moment we pick you up at the airport until we drop you off again, we want this to be your happy place. A home away from home where you can escape the city, let your hair down and hop on a few dives.


We are a diving family ready to blow your mind!

You will have a wonderful time when we have our braai evenings (BBQ) sitting around the fire having a relaxing drink, showing off some awesome photography and chatting about the diving that day. We have great fun when we stroll down to the local fish restaurant on the beach for our Prawn/Seafood Dinner.


Facilities and Amenities

20 spacious newly-renovated rooms

Twin rooms, family rooms, double rooms and single rooms – all en-suite accommodation

Onsite restaurant and bar

Fully licensed sea view deck Restaurant and Bar

One-stop shop

For dive enthusiasts including gear retail and rental

Pet-friendly establishment

Prior to arrangement

Various activities

We can arrange a number of land-based activities for you including safari, horse-back riding and nature walks

Delicious breakfasts

Buffet breakfast on weekends

The best pizza in town

Renowned wood fire pizza every day

Car rental

Through our partner company First Car Rental