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Blue Ocean Dive Resort

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Blue Ocean Dive Resort

3 star hotel
1 Reynolds Street, Umkomaas, KwaZulu Natal, 4170, South Africa
21 rooms
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Blue Ocean Dive Resort

PADI 5 Star IDC Resort
Max 8 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Explore the mind-blowing biodiversity of Aliwal Shoal with the fantastic all-in-one Blue Ocean Diver Resort
  • The thriving house reef is ranked in the world's top 10 dive sites, so you'll have world-class diving just a 15 minute boat ride away
  • Enjoy year-round shark action, two wrecks, and mind-blowing pelagic encounters including humpbacks, dolphins and turtles 
  • After dives, relax around the fire-pit BBQ with a drink, then head down to the beachfront restaurant to refuel
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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: 25%
  • 30 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 30.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 8 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 8 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Blue Ocean Dive Resort

Dive Center


  • The bio-diverse Aliwal Shoal is the house reef at Blue Ocean Dive Center, and is ranked as one of the top 10 dives sites in the world
  • Enjoy year-round shark action, two wrecks, and mind-blowing pelagic encounters including humpbacks, dolphins and turtles 
  • South Sands offers great opportunities for diving with large groups of rays and dolphins, who enjoy playing in the openness of this site
  • Spot the mighty brindle bass, harlequin goldies, lionfish, salmon and kingfish darting in and around the MV Produce wreck


Blue Ocean Dive is a PADI 5* dive center that is perfectly set up to to explore the wonders of Aliwal Shoal.

With a fully-equipped dive center, a seaview deck restaurant all conveniently located in the same place, you'll have everything you need for a fantastic, stress-free diving experience.

Dives generally take place in the mornings to take advantage of the best sea conditions, and you can have coffee and breakfast in the restaurant. Blue Ocean Dive use zodiacs, carrying a maximum of eight divers, to reach all the best sites in Aliwal Shoal. The ride out to sea takes about 15 minutes.

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Languages spoken

  • English

Dive Center Facilities

  • Onsite Training Pool
  • Retail Shop
  • Dive Boat

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc Resort

Resort Description

Blue Ocean is an all-in-one dive resort, perfectly set up for exploring the world-class Aliwal Shoal.

Set in beautiful grounds with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, Blue Ocean Dive are the only operators in the area with accommodation, a fully licensed sea view deck bar and restaurant, and PADI 5* dive center all in one place.

Built in 1934, this grand old hotel building is a colonial styled icon of Umkomaas and the Kwazulu-Natal South Coast. Gather round the BBQ fire after dives with a drink, or stroll down to the local fish restaurant on the beach. 

How to get there


  • King Shaka International Airport is an hour's drive from the resort.
  • The resort can arrange to pick you up from the airport providing you give advance notice of your flight details (additional cost). 
  • Alternatively, you may wish to rent a car. 
  • Check-in time is flexible depending on your arrival time. 


  • Check-out time is 10 am. 
  • The resort can drop you back at the airport on your day of departure if required (advance notice required, additional cost) if you have not rented a car.


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