Blue Ocean Dive Resort From R675.00 pps

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Blue Ocean Dive Resort is the premier dive operator on Aliwal Shoal, you are assured of only the best service. Set on beautiful grounds with magnificent views of the Indian Ocean and Umkomaas Golf Course, they are the only operator with a Lodge, fully licensed sea view deck Restaurant and Bar, and Dive Center 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, they focus on comfort, convenience and value to make your getaway as pleasurable as possible. From the moment you are picked up at the airport until you are dropped off again, they want this to be your happy place. A home away from home where you can escape the city, let your hair down and maybe hop on a few dives. They are a diving family ready to blow your mind! You will have a great time when they have their braai evenings (BBQ) sitting around the fire having a relaxing drink, showing off some awesome photography and chatting about the diving that day. They have great fun when they stroll down to the local fish restaurant on the beach for our Prawn/Seafood Dinner.

Because of the amount of accommodation they have available they DO NOT charge a single supplement. This means you are NOT penalized for travelling alone! Their 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 their Dive Lodge can accommodate up to 54.


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Bed & Breakfast                           
Diver                                                      R675 per person
Non Diver                                                  R750 per person

Add a dive:
Reef / Wreck Dive R700 per person
Baited Dive R1850 per person
Baited Shark Dive Upgrade R900 per person
Reef Snorkel R650 per person
Baited Shark Snorkel R1350 per person
Hard Gear Rental R300 per person
Full Gear Rental R500 per person
Gear Per Item R150 per person
Nitrox Fill R120 per person

Bed & Breakfast 

2 Night, 3 Dives R3240 per person
3 Night 5 Dive Package R5175 per person
4 Night 6 Dive Package R6480 per person
6 Night 10 Dive Package R10 350 per person
7 Night Unlimited Aliwal Dive Adventure R15 900 per person
9 Night Unlimited Aliwal Dive Adventure R20 925 per person

Group Bookings welcome!
Gear is rented per day and not per dive!

Blue Ocean Dive Resort is the only choice for your Scuba Diving holiday at Aliwal Shoal, Protea Banks and Sardine Run on the Kwazulu Natal South Coast. Let them WOW you with their spectacular service, friendly and professional staff, excellent safety record and superior boats and equipment! Everyone checks in as guests, but leave as friends. Their service is and will remain un-paralleled. You’ll have a holiday never to forget.

Aliwal Shoal is renowned for the diversity of marine life. Jacques Cousteau named it in one of his personal top 10 sites of the world. And it’s easy to see why. On a single dive, you can see up to 7 species of rays. You can see 9 species of sharks on a trip, Eels, turtles, dolphins, whales, and macro. The reef is the crown area of the MPA (Marine Protected Area) making life flourish.

Catering to all levels of divers, diving Aliwal Shoal (with Blue Ocean Dive Resort), is the perfect teaching ground for new divers, adventurous tech divers as well as those who want a career in diving.

Whether you enjoy a pizza, burger or are vegetarian, they have something for you. Best steaks, original recipe pizza bases with their own napolitana basting recipe.

Their friendly waiters and well experienced kitchen staff make their restaurant stand out from the rest.

Great for the family, no dishes to be done, mom & dad can relax while the kids play or swim at our “beach pool”. Great for a day out, enjoying the ocean view from their deck sipping on an ice cold beer, glass of wine or other choice of refreshment.

They are open from 08h00 daily until 21h30 serving all day breakfast, lunch and dinner. Everyone is welcome.

Sardine Run 2021 and 2022


Every year from around February to August the South African Coast is enriched with life. This is as a result of the annual migration of sardines. Starting at the west coast of South Africa in around February and moving along to the east coast of South Africa through the months until around august when they disappear.

Blue Ocean Dive Resorts has been offering all-inclusive Sardine Run Packages since 2003. Experience this annual phenomenon of millions of sardines which takes place off the coast of Port St Johns in the Eastern Cape of South Africa whilst being in the presence of hundreds of dolphins, sharks, diving birds, whales, game fish and seals. During your Sardine Run trip you will also get to dive one of the top-10 dive sites in the world, the Aliwal Shoal in KwaZulu-Natal. You’ll feel like you’re in a David Attenborough production or filming for Natgeo or the BBC Earth series.

Our Sardine Run South Africa packages include ALL Transport and Transfers, Accommodation, Scuba Diving, Cylinders, Air-fills, Weights and Diver Permits and meals as required for your Sardine Run package.

From the moment you arrive, Sardine Run South Africa and Blue Ocean Dive Resort will be your hosts, tour guides and dive guides for the duration of your trip with us.

5 Day Sardine Run Package

• 7 Nights’ Accommodation
• Daily Breakfast
• 2 Dives on Aliwal Shoal
• 5 Days Sardine Run Ocean Safari
• Boat Lunches
• Cylinder Hire
• Weight Hire
• MPA Permit
• All Transfers

• Gear Hire - R 400 per day for full gear hire or R 100 per item per day

R43 375 per person sharing
R46 350 per person single
R19 250 per non diver

10 Day Sardine Run Package

• 12 Nights’ Accommodation
• Daily Breakfast
• 42Dives on Aliwal Shoal
• 10 Days Sardine Run Ocean Safari
• Boat Lunches
• Cylinder Hire
• Weight Hire
• MPA Permit
• All Transfers

• Gear Hire - R 400 per day for full gear hire or R 100 per item per day

R72 750 per person sharing
R75 750 per person single
R23 950 per non diver


Frequently Asked Questions


If you would like to enquire or book with us just email or fill in the enquiry form next to the package you are enquiring about ?


We can accommodate any size group – just send us your requirements and we will make it happen – email or fill in the enquiry form next to your selected accommodation or package


Cancellation policies are dependent on the accommodation or property booked. Chat to your Trip PA for more specific on this booking


You can change any detail on your booking, however if there is a date change that will take you into a different season you may incur additional costs. We will work with you and advise you on all cost changes along the way.

Priced from R675 per person

Category: South Africa

VENUE: Blue Ocean Dive Resort

OFFER: 01 Apr 2021 - 31 Dec 2021


NO OF PEOPLE: 1 - 54 pax

BED TYPE: twin, family, double and single



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