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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time at Coral Divers and enjoyed the open water course. Given that October is a quieter month, we were given a free upgrade to our accommodation, which was really kind of them and appreciated. The open water course was enjoyable and while I understand the need for it, the two days of class work was a... More 

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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

"Open Water Course" Amazing amazing stayed 5 days to do my open water course. Landed up staying an extra day just to dive again didnt want to go home.If any of you guys are wanting ti do it you have to ask for Austin Casteling what an awesome instructor he made our course so fun and exciting. Thank you soooo... More 

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

An amazing week of diving spent with our Coral Divers SCUBA family. We have been going to Coral Divers for more than three years. Great dive masters, great skipper, great beach planning team. Always willing to go the extra mile to cater for each individual's preferences. We appreciate it very much. Coral Divers is our family away from home.

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Thank Dawid V
Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Coral Divers is a great place to stay, dive and relax. The facilities are well maintained and the staff are very friendly. Being inside the reserve it's the right place to stay for someone who wants to dive each day. I'm definitely going back for a longer stay.

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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Me and 2 friends arrived on 21/08/2016 ready for 4 days of the open water course and what an amazing experience it was. Our instructor, Mike, was extremely knowledgeable and very good at what he does and made the course fun and exciting. He got 3 of the divemasters in training (Juandré, Dillon and Liam) to help us out for... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

We went specifically to Sodwana Bay and Coral divers to try out scuba. The whole place is set up near the beach in a camp of different types of lodges. The accommodation was comfortable with an exterior en suite. The atmosphere was very relaxed in the whole place where there were facilities for catered and non catered guests. Outside bar... More 

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Potchefstroom, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

The best possible place to stay at Sodwana Bay if you are scuba diving!!! Self catering, friendly staff, wonderful chill/braai area. Huts are nice, a bit rustic. Bring additional blankets if weather is cold.

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Johannesburg
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

PD is such an awesome guy he gave us a free upgrade of our rooms due to some technical errors. Coral divers is one of the best places i have stayed in it is just stunning. You really get the whole outdoor experience with comfort. Thank you coral divers for making my holiday awesome

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Eshowe, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

What a beautiful facility. Even though we were not divers we were treated the same. Facilities were excellent - in fact everything needed for self catering and more. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Our tents (fixed, on a platform) were cleaned daily.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Thank you Coral for being professional, helpful and inspiring me to dive more and learn more about oceanic life. From the kitchen ladies, to the security, your reception and your lovely dive team- everyone was just absolutely pivotal in making our 10 days there feel like the holiday we never had!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Coral Divers is a PADI 5 star Gold Palm IDC/CDC Centre situated in Sodwana Bay, South Africa. We are proud to be able to provide all levels of PADI scuba instruction from Bubble Maker to Instructor Development Courses as well as accommodation and dive charters. Lying within the boundaries of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park, Sodwana Bay provides the travelling diver with a vast array of unspoilt coral reefs populated with a huge diversity of Indo-Pacific fish & invertebrates. Apart from the great diving & beautiful coral reefs, the area offers fun and excitement for the non-diver too. From quad bike riding, kiteboarding and paintballing to day trips to Makhasa Game Reserve for Rhino or Buffalo tracking on foot, you're sure to find something that appeals to you, your friends and/or family. Coral Divers offers you a very comfortable diving holiday experience while retaining the rustic appeal of an out-of-the-way bush camp. The area is covered with dense coastal forest offering exquisite scenery, bird watching, and a number of small mammals including Bush Babies, Genets, Duiker and Striped Mongoose. Sodwana is accessible by car, however we can arrange transfers from Hluhluwe - Bushlands (The BazBus drop off point) should you not have your own vehicle. Petrol & Diesel are available from the petrol station in the National Park, and there is a small supermarket which can provide you with essentials such as food, drink and sun block. There are a couple of restaurants both within and outside of the Park, as well as our local night club, 'Maak 'n Jol', where you can dance the night away. Sodwana is also within driving distance of a number of amazing game reserves including Makhasa Game Reserve, Mkhuze Game Reserve, Phinda Game Reserve & the Hluhluwe Mfolozi Park. We invite you to take a look through our site to find out a little more about Coral Divers - Sodwana Bay and the diving. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Coral Divers

Address: Private Bag 320 | Mbazwana, 3974, Sodwana 3974, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Sodwana
Price Range: RM116 - RM209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Coral Divers 3*
Number of rooms: 84
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“My husband and I stayed in the ensuite cabin which was roomy and quirky. The young adults stayed in the basic cabins and shared ablutions which were quite sufficient; they could be quite noisy at night as near to the bar and parking area.”
 of 5 bubbles 174sarahd, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The top of the range chalets with internal bathrooms cost a bit more but are really by far the best option. They are set in a lovely grassed milkwood parkland, quieter and more secluded than the rest of busy camp. There are also a lot of lovely campsites set into the coastal forest, but personally I'd only want to camp there in the off season. ”
 of 5 bubbles 364JeanetteC, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the P-camp, which is a bit more private.”
 of 5 bubbles MabethC25, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“None needed, this is a rustic dive get away and to upgrade to 5 star status will take away the uniqueness.”
 of 5 bubbles schand2014, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“No need to splash of on accommodation! all the room choices are basically the same, the only difference being what your walls are made of. For a bunch of students, we took the fixed text option at the Coal Divers resort and if was more than enough. plus, you don't spend much time on your room anyway... Tell your wife you can save the money and use it for more useful things! ”
 of 5 bubbles MegMegz, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
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