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South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal
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Mseni Beach Lodge

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Mseni Beach Lodge

4 star hotel
Sodwana Bay National Park, Sodwana Bay, Mbazwana 3974, South Africa
16 rooms
No Internet

Coral Divers

PADI 5 star dive center
Walking distance
Max 10 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Sleep in cosy cottages on a coastal nature reserve, and dive with Coral Divers - conveniently the closest dive center to the beach 
  • Rated amongst the top 10 scuba diving spots in the world, Sodwana’s pristine reefs offer warm, clean and colorful experiences, with huge species diversity
  • Humpback whales are spotted in their numbers during the months of July and November. Enjoy the show from the Mseni restaurant deck as they splash around
  • Between November and April, the incredible turtle tours give you the chance to see leatherback turtles nesting on the beaches
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

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

2. CONFIRMATION

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

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

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: 5%
  • 17 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

This package is part of the PADI Travel Book With Confidence collection:

  • Free cancellation up to 8 days before trip start date
  • Cancellation less than 8 days before trip start date 100% penalty
  • As low as a 5% deposit required to secure your booking, with the balance due 17 days before travel

Explore diving around the Mseni Beach Lodge

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Coral Divers is the closest resort to the beach, making it the most convenient way to access the underwater worlds of Sodwana Bay
  • This reef is home to 1200 known species of fish, compared to 1800 on the Great Barrier Reef, yet it is less than a 10th of the area
  • As well as fish, you will find invertebrates, turtles, rays and sharks on any of the dive sites, as well as seasonal sightings of whalesharks (Dec - Feb) and humpbacks (June - Oct)
  • From December to February, see nesting sea turtles - an incredible experience that see divers returning here year after year
  • All the dives conducted at Sodwana Bay are drift dives

Description

Coral Divers is a PADI 5 star CDC Centre and resort, situated in Sodwana Bay, South Africa. We offer all of PADI's scuba courses from Bubble Maker to IDCs, as well as accommodation and dive charters. Sodwana provides an array of unspoiled coral reefs, populated with a huge diversity of Indo-Pacific fish & invertebrates (1200 which is comparable with the Great Barrier Reef's 1800 even though it is 10 x the area of Sodwana). Our CDC is one of the best in Southern Africa and has been running successfully for over 10 years. Apart from the great diving & beautiful coral reefs, the area offers fun and excitement. From quad-biking, to surfing, kite-boarding and day-trips to surrounding 'Big 5' game reserves where you can see amazing wildlife!
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DIVING SERVICES

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Beach Front Location
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

PADI® Courses Available

  • Project Aware Specialties
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Other Specialties

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Filling Station

Languages spoken

  • English

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center
  • Padi Dive Center
  • Padi 5 Star Cdc

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Vhf Radio

Resort Amenities

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing
  • Cycling

Facilities

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

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Amenities & services

  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Great for families

  • Babysitting/Child Services

Activities

  • Hiking

Resort Description

Mseni Beach Lodge is set among a coastal forest in the heart of the Sodwana Bay UNESCO World Heritage Site, just minutes from the PADI dive center.

Mseni Beach's cosy cottages are nestled amongst beautiful indigenous bush, which forms part of the iSimangaliso nature reserve. The cottages each sleep two people in either a double bed or two singles, and feature a private en-suite. The à la carte restaurant overlooks the Indian Ocean and offers stunning panoramic views. The PADI dive center is in easy reach and you're close to the beach for quick and easy dive access. Between dives, you can rent bikes fitted with sand wheels to cycle around the nature park's trails.

 

How to get there

Arrival 

  • There are three ways to get to the resort; renting a car, catching a bus and arranging a private transfer from King Shaka International Airport (KSIA). 
  • To arrange a private transfer, please add this option to your booking during the check out process (advance notice required, additional cost). 
  • BUS: The North Coast Runner (www.bazbus.com) does a scheduled shuttle one a Monday, Wednesday and Friday from KSIA to St Lucia town for R500 pp one way. Having arrived in St Lucia, the resort will pick you up for free every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1 pm (advance notice required). 
  • If renting a car from Johannesburg or Durban, please let us know and we can provide detailed directions.
  • Check-in time is 2 pm. 

Departure 

  • Check-out time is 10 am.
  • Following check-out, you can join the free transfers to St Lucia (if its a Monday, Wednesday or Friday), drive yourself or arrange a private transfer (advance notice required, additional cost). 

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