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East London, South Africa
Reviewed 13 January 2016

We have been to Aliwal Dive Lodge a couple of times, and every time it has been outstanding, All staff are awesome, friendly and will go out there way to help, Rooms are very neat and sea view great, dive boat skipper and DMs are all top class, Thanks to all at Aliwal Dive Lodge for a fantastic 7days and...

1Thank iannicki2016
Basie A, Owner at Aliwal Dive Lodge, responded to this review

You guys are stars!! Easy going and awesome customers. Thanks for going to the effort of this review and see you again!

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 10 April 2015

On a recent trip to South Africa we decided to plan a short diving trip to Aliwal Shoal in Umkomaas. We booked at Aliwal Dive Lodge. The staff and diving team are exceptionally welcoming and friendly and provide a very relaxed and hospitable atmosphere in the lodge. My wife did not dive but was more than happy to relax at...

1Thank DC1200
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 May 2014

A group of 14 of us stayed here for 9 nights with a 6 day dive package. All of the staff were exceptionally friendly, welcoming and informative. The post dive breakfasts were amazing! Accommodation is basic but immaculately clean and tidy and there were always cold beers in the fridge...

Thank Micki1706
Reviewed 2 March 2014

We had 2 days diving with Aliwal Dive Centre / Dive Lodge. We didn't stay there so I can't say much for the accommodation. The dives were from RIBs that launched and landed from the beach. The hire equipment was OK and there were hot showers, friendly staff and good breakfasts on the terrace.I hired equipment, apart from mask and...

Thank purplevonny
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 February 2014

So good that I came back for a second visit two weeks after the first. A long drive down from Johannesburg, arrived late, but was expected and taken care of well. The lodging is definitely secondary to, and part of, the dive centre - so you can fall out of bed and get straight into the preparations for diving, which...

1Thank JMBe
Cape Town
Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

Accommodation is exactly what you need for a diving. Clean, mini bar, balcony with sea view and serviced daily. No tv but it serves its purpose beautifully. Diving is what you come here for so its convenient to stay up stairs as the summer dives meet at 5 am for launch prep. You can come back for shower after the...

Thank Bridgette D
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 10 March 2013

Having booked a dive with blue vision, turning up to find the equipment faulty, the management missing and the dive master baked. I decided it wasn't for me and landed on the doorstep of the Aliwal Dive Lodge. Sadly I had missed the boat... literally! Pam and Claire working in reception, did their utmost to find me another dive somewhere...

Thank Tetracapsula
Beijing, China
Reviewed 26 December 2012 via mobile

This lodge were very accommodating when we arrived last minute to dive aliwal shoal. However, their pressure gauges are faulty. Mine showed 50 bar upon coming to the surface, however I ran out of air during the safety stop. Obviously had I been a few more metres down this could have had terrible consequences. When I informed staff of what...

5Thank gemw84
Windhoek, Namibia
Reviewed 24 November 2012

The lodge This is a very well-run B&B combined with a well-organised, well-managed dive centre. The rooms were spacious and clean and attention to detail could be seen throughout the lodge. It's small enough to be cosy but large enough to offer what you need. The managers (who are also divers) go out of their way to accommodate any request....

2Thank NilsWormsbaecher
Reviewed 5 September 2011

Aliwal Dive Lodge is situated in the heart of Umkomaas, with views over looking the sea. The rooms are suited for divers and non divers alike with ensuite rooms air con or fans depending on the room and views dwon to the Indian Ocean. If you want to dive Aliwal Shoal this is the place to stay especially if you...

4Thank submersiond

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Address: No 2, Moodie Street, Umkomaas, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umkomaas
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“sea side over looking pool”
 of 5 bubbles iannicki2016, 12 Jan 2016 | Read review
“We had room 4 - great balcony and view over the sea.”
 of 5 bubbles DC1200, 10 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a double room with a front balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles JMBe, 23 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Ask for a sea view room.”
 of 5 bubbles NilsWormsbaecher, 24 Nov 2012 | Read review
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