Our dives and diving packages are customisable to your time and catered to your diving addiction!

Be it a weekend getaway to escape the rat-race or a good long holiday to explore the wonders of Aliwal Shoal, you can be rest assured that 5 Star IDC Dive Centre, Blue Ocean Dive Resort will not disappoint! We are a diving family ready to blow your mind! We are the only operator with a Lodge, Sea View Deck Restaurant, Bar and Dive Center all conveniently located on the same premises and pride ourselves in being able to make all our guests feel at home and relax and of course have an unforgettable dive experience!

Want to do a Discover Scuba Dive (DSD)? R1500.00 will get you all your gear, pool sessions to get yourself “in the know” about scuba equipment, safety of diving, dos and don’ts and mostly the FUN of diving. Decided you want to become a Scuba Diver? AWESOME! The DSD price you paid will be deducted from the Open Water Course. Ask us about upgrading your DSD experience to a Baited Shark Dive.

Haven’t dived in a while? No stress, book your dive and we’ll hop into the pool for a few minutes and get you re-acquainted by practicing a few skills at no extra charge. Need a refresher but don’t want to dive just yet, no sweat, we can offer this service at a low price of R 500.00. We also offer a range of Dive Courses at Blue Ocean Dive Resort, from Open Water to Instructor. Equipment rentals are also available at our dive centre.

Dives generally take place in the mornings to take advantage of the best sea conditions. Coffee and breakfast is served in our restaurant. We use rubber ducks (zodiacs/ribs) with a maximum of 8 divers, a dive master and skipper on the boat to access the Aliwal Shoal Dive Sites. The ride out to sea is around 7km from the Mkomazi River mouth which takes about 10-15mins. Aliwal Shoal forms the crown of a Marine Protected Area, meaning that no form of fishing is allowed on the dive sites. Divers are not allowed to touch the reef, any of the animals or take anything other than a shark teeth from the sand.



South Africa is an amazing country and we understand that you have so much to see, so we’ve catered a few packages to factor in the rest of the country. Our dive packages are designed to accommodate divers of all levels and prices include a 5 star buffet breakfast on weekends as well as any breakfast off our fully licensed restaurant and bar menu during the week. Our packages can be used as mere guidelines. No single supplements means you get your own room and the price doesn’t change. Only booked a 1 night 2 dive package and you want to stay longer? That’s no hassle, you can stay as long as you want – in fact, we insist. We can also add on a Big 5 Safari to assist with your South African Dream Holiday.


Looking to do more than just the normal reef dive experience? These packages have been designed for the “die-hard”, more adventurous diver.

Dive with us for an unforgettable experience



From Open Water to Instructor. Our dive courses offered here at Blue Ocean Dive Resort strive to accommodate all ages of thrill seekers. Whether you’re a first timer and are interested in doing a DSD (Discover Scuba Diving) course or if you are looking at making the scuba diving way of life your own. Our instructional staff is comprised of professional and diligent individuals who will go the extra mile to ensure that your experience here is one that you will never forget.

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Kids can learn to dive too. Let’s face it, they’re fearless. Introduce your child to the world of Scuba and the weightless fun of diving.

Junior Open Water Diver


All grown up – the age of 10 now, children can become an Open Water Diver to see the same sharks and octopus that mom and dad get to see. A maximum dive depth of 12m, totally doable at Aliwal Shoal.

Pool Training Discover Scuba Diver


Not sure if scuba diving is for you? It’s a great no-obligations way to try it and see if you like it.

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The doorway to a new dimension. Take the lunge into opening up a whole new world to yourself.

Reef Diving


Advanced Open Water certification allows you to venture beyond the 18m limits and discover the wonders of the ocean up to 30m below.



The Enriched Air Diver course is one of the most popular speciality scuba diving courses. Scuba diving with enriched air gives you more dive time, especially on repetitive dives.

Rescue Diver Training


The Rescue Diver course is described by scuba divers as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken.

Specialty Divers


Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the Dive Master course and do what you love to do as a career.

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Being a Instructor and teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy being in, around the water.