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Aliwal Dive Centre

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2 Moodie Street, Umkomaas 4170, South Africa
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Great Dive on a beautiful day

We had a special day at Aliwal shoal with Aliwal Dive Centre. The staff were very friendly, helpful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
adriaanrowan
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Cape Town, South Africa
Professional Dive Center

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you guys for making my trip to South Africa... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jaco B
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We offer some of the most exciting scuba diving in the World, here on Aliwal Shoal. Dive with Ragged Tooth Sharks, Tiger Sharks and Manta Rays, Dolphins and Whale Sharks. Enjoy our great South African hospitality at Aliwal Dive Lodge and further your Dive education at our PADI 5* Instructor Development Centre. When you choose Aliwal Dive Centre for your South African diving adventure, you can rest assured that our professional and dedicated team will have one aim in mind, to ensure you have a holiday of a lifetime.
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  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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2 Moodie Street, Umkomaas 4170, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a special day at Aliwal shoal with Aliwal Dive Centre. The staff were very friendly, helpful and patient. They also gave a great breakfast afterwards! The dive was incredible with hundreds of raggies and more than 10 turtles. We also saw eals and...More

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BasieAckermann, Owner at Aliwal Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Adriaan- it was a fantastic day. Believe it or not - but today was even better - have a look at out Facebook page... awesome conditions. Thanks for the great review! See you again soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you guys for making my trip to South Africa memorable. Everyone was so helpful and professional, even though there was some mornings you guys only had to come in for me you still kept it professional....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time I have been diving with Aliwal and they have delivered everything they have advertised. I wish other dive companies would learn from them. Possibly the best 2 skippers Keith and Bassy, that make the surf launch look easy. The dive...More

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BasieAckermann, Owner at Aliwal Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Len & John (via Julz) - you guys were easy to please and great to have had as customers. We are so happy that you had a great time with us, but we are even happier about this awesome review!! Thank you so much...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

From communicating with the Centre via email, to meeting them on the day of my dives, to the DM, the skippers and all the staff...a HUGE High Five for superb service The skipper on the boat that took us out was superb in terms of...More

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BasieAckermann, Owner at Aliwal Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Good news that you enjoyed your experience with us - from start to finish! It is always great to get feedback from our customers and we appreciate your great review. Thanks a million!!

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Good quality and you feel safe all the time. Jacques the instructor is very dedicated and he knows a lot about diving and the sea. He will make you feel comfortable, at ease and he always has everything under control. Definitely recommended. We are not...More

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BasieAckermann, Owner at Aliwal Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Thank you for the good review! Really appreciate it and we are very happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. Stay safe!

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

And we are back! Because this is the only place to dive when you are visiting Aliwal Shoal. Friendly and professional people, making sure we have fun, feel safe and feeding us food. Thank you for years of hospitality 🐠🐟🐙More

Thank adeleo590
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BasieAckermann, Owner at Aliwal Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

.... and it is nice having you back Adele and Kobus!! As luck would have it you missed the best day(Sunday) in between your other days.. :-( .....but that is Murphy! Lekker om julle weer te sien! Dankie vir die great review - tot volgende...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017

Aliwal shoal continues to reward and surprise me. What great dives we had over the 3 days. Plenty of fish life and numerous wales on each dive. Unfortunately no sighting during the dive but the "music" was awesome. Ragigies, black and white tip reef sharks...More

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BasieAckermann, Owner at Aliwal Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Thanks Jan - very impressed that you wrote this review. Really appreciate it. Yes it was an unfortunate and sad incident that the other dive operator had but we all stand together when needed. We are happy you had a good weekend with us -...More

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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

The staff is amazing, the rooms are nice, it has a very cosy and homie atmosphere. The dive instructors are the best! We got our open water here and charl was our dive instructor. He made us feel safe. Charlie who dove with us too...More

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BasieAckermann, Owner at Aliwal Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

This is great news - it makes us happy to get good feedback like this. Just happy we could get your ear sorted and keep you in the water! We really appreciate you taking the time to do this amazing review - Thank you!

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

I booked everything last minute with ADC through Clare&Danielle via email, and they were very patient answering all my questions and giving me tips of how to travel and what to expect. The lodging is clean, spacious and Close to the beach. The dives we...More

Thank T K
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BasieAckermann, Owner at Aliwal Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Hi Tina - only a pleasure!! Appreciate you writing a great review even after all the joking! Happy you've enjoyed your stay and dives here and seeing that you get staff airfares we will see you again soon I hope? Keep well!! P.S - Don't...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Thanks Basie and your team for yet another great weekend diving. Thanks for relaxed diving and friendly allround service. Breakfast was good. Favorite dive charter on the south coast! Keep up the good work!

Thank gmanca2017
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BasieAckermann, Owner at Aliwal Dive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Hey enige tyd! Bly julle het dit geniet! Sal maar die res in Engels doen net om Google translate te confuse . Luckily the weather played along as well, and the visibility was great. See you in December? Babysitting or not..!

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