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Blue Marlin Hotel

3 star hotel
180 Scott Street, Scottburgh, 4180, South Africa
122 rooms
YES ($) Internet

Crystal Divers South Africa

PADI 5 star dive center
Max 10 divers per guide

Package 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 process


Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 30%
  • 58 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 37 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 37 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Blue Marlin Hotel

Dive Center


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


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!

In June and July each year, Crystal Divers send a team up the coast to Ocean View Hotel, where they spend an amazing few weeks admiring the wildlife drawn in by the sardine run. 

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Diving Facilities

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

PADI® Courses Available

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

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Diving gear

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

Dive boat facilities

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

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc Resort
  • Padi 100% Aware

Resort Amenities


  • Restaurant
  • Beach Front
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Garden


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Discover

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Tennis

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi ($)
  • Air-Conditioning


  • Karaoke

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Spa Facility
  • Massage Services

Food & drink

  • Alcohol

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. 

How to get there


  • 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.


  • 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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