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Hotel category
3 Star
Rooms
122
Wellness/Spa
YES
Internet
FREE
5 star dive center
Onsite
House reef
NO

Resort Highlights

  • 3* modern accommodation on South Africa's east coast
  • Perched on a hill with fantastic ocean views
  • King size beds, air conditioning, satellite TVs
  • Games room, swimming pool with pool bar
  • Bar and lighthouse restaurant with pizza oven
  • Family rooms and lots of activities for the kids!

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BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

CONFIRMATION

If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 25% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 75% (balance) is due 58 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 37 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 37 days prior to arrival

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Resort Description

Blue Marlin Hotel is located on the east coast of South Africa, overlooking the Indian Ocean. 

The hotel is perched at the peak of the charming seaside town of Scottburgh, just 45 minutes' drive from Durban. There are 122 rooms in total, all with king sized beds, air conditioning and satellite TVs. 

Facilities include a games room, bar, lighthouse restaurant with pizza oven, parking and pool bar. The swimming pool overlooks the beach and ocean. 

This hotel is well suited to families, with interconnecting rooms, outdoor and indoor kids play area, babysitting services, children's entertainment and a trampoline. 

Explore diving around the Blue Marlin Hotel

Dive Center

Highlights

  • PADI Dive Resort nearby Aliwal Shoal
  • Exhilarating shark diving!
  • Micro creatures, drift diving, wrecks
  • Shark Guardian and Divemaster Internships 
  • Tailor made group trip itineraries

Description

Crystal Divers South Africa is a PADI Dive Resort located on-premise at Blue Marlin Hotel.

Since 2013, Crystal Divers have been the gateway to Aliwal Shoal, Scottburgh. Experience the thrill of shark diving on one of the baited shark dives! Or, take your time combing the reef for magical micro marine organisms. 

The team offer a full range of PADI recreational training, including specialties such as Wreck Diver, Night Diver and Multilevel Diver. Divemaster and Shark Guardian internships are available. 

For groups, the team is happy to design tailor made itineraries to make sure you get the best out of your trip!

 

 

 

 

DIVING SERVICES

PADI Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship

Adaptors & tanks

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Camera Room
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front Location
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Air Conditioning
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc Resort
  • Padi 100% Aware

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc/Idc

Dive boat facilities

  • Fresh Water Shower
  • Toilet
  • Camera Rinse Tanks
  • Tea And Coffee
  • Custom Built
  • Drinking Water
  • Seating Area

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Cultural Excursions
  • Book Swap/Library
  • Hiking

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Spa Facility
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Massage Services

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Games Room
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Heating

Great for families

  • Kids Pool
  • Board Games
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Playground

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Discover
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Conservation/Environment

  • Marine Conservation Program

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Kite Surfing
  • Surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Ping Pong
  • Darts
  • Golf (Close By)
  • Cycling

How to get there

Arrival 

  • Fly into King Shaka Airport in Durban. 
  • The dive center will arrange to pick you up from the airport and bring you to the resort (advance notice required, additional cost) can arrange transfers with the hotel or DC.
  • 800 south african rand (one way)
  • Check in time is 2pm.

Departure

  • Check out time is 10am.
  • For divers who are still out on the boat past 10am, it is possible to arrange a late check out.
  • Whether or not the late check out is complimentary or not depends on the availability of the hotel. 

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