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Blue Ocean Dive Resort offers Baited Shark dives as a once in a lifetime experience, swim amongst these Apex Predators, Oceanic Black Tips, Tigers Sharks, Bull Sharks and sometimes even Hammerheads and Duskies. You will leave completely elated and...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Reynolds Street, Umkomaas 4170, South Africa
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+27 39 973 0456
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the 2nd of January 2019 I decided to face one of my biggest fears and we went diving with Blue Ocean Dive Resort. My oh my, I never realised that an instructor will play the biggest role in my experience. Josh, I cannot thank...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stephnelouwrens
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and atmosphere, pizza is a must. Owners and staff are very friendly. Very central and close to beach.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank johannj479
blueocean2015, Owner at Blue Ocean Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much johannj479 we hope this means you will stop by again :)

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Second visit to Blue Ocean Dive Resort. Worth every dime. Place had improved so much! Gone green...bye bye stick sweets between dives.....Hullo fruit ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ. And the oh so snazzy new safety jackets ๐Ÿ˜‰aboard the boats. Same comfortable and very reasonable accommodation...home away from home ๐Ÿงœ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank A4865PEkarenh
blueocean2015, Owner at Blue Ocean Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Yaaaaaaay!!! So happy you had such a great time again. Hopefully the gap between visits isn't that lomg this time. ๐Ÿ˜ Thank you for the review!!! See you again SOOOOOOON!

Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

Most wonderful experience, with wonderful people! Josh, thank you for your help with our daughter! She had the most wonderful diving experience! Definitely highly recommended!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank melinda2910
blueocean2015, Owner at Blue Ocean Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2018

Yayayayayayay!!! Thank you for the review Melinda!!! Josh had a great time with her - reminded him why we do this just seeing her face under the water :)

Reviewed 28 July 2018

stayed with these guys for a short visit .found them very helpful and easy to get on with .accommodation not bad as at least you could get a few channels on the tv so worth using. windows need some work but secure and barred for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank veggyWales
blueocean2015, Owner at Blue Ocean Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Hello veggyWales, While we wish you had meant this review for us sadly it's not. We're so happy you had a great stay with Aliwal Shoal Scuba (assumed by the mention of hammocks and the skipper's name, Andrew). Perhaps you'd like to cancel this review...More

Reviewed 25 April 2018

Blue Ocean Dive Resort is a real gem and the combination of dive center + hotel + restaurant + bar all in one place makes it unique in Umkomaas. The super friendly owners Gary Snodgrass and Nicki Gibson run a fantastic dive resort that caters...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank HenrikDenmarkEU
blueocean2015, Owner at Blue Ocean Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Aaaaaaaah!!!! Henrik!!! Thank you so much for the awesome review! We had such a great time with you and the rest of the gang! Looking forward to another awesome adventure with you all soon!

Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We are happy to stay with Blue Ocean Dive resort. All the staff with owner are very positive, energetic, they really care about their clients and their wishes. Also it is the best place in Umcomaas where you can enjoy food, disco and atmosphere. prices...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Anna M
blueocean2015, Owner at Blue Ocean Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Spaciba Anna!!! :) :) :) Thank you so much for the review! We missed you from the moment you left! you brought us such good luck on your dives. We really hope we see the 2 of you again! SOON!!!

Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

I took my 12 year old son for a Dive. Blue Ocean was most professional. Equipment is in good condition. The skipper and dive master were highly experienced and inspired confidence. Exactly what you want when taking your loved ones. Great dive with good visibility...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank bremp2014
blueocean2015, Owner at Blue Ocean Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thank you so much for the review Brem! We're so happy you and your son had such awesome conditions and that our staff was part of the great experience! Makes our hearts really happy when we see families dive together. Hopefully we'll see you both...More

Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

We really loved our stay at blue ocean and were sad to leave. It is one of the most professional dive centers we have seen and since both of us work in diving we have seen many.. ๐Ÿ˜ top organisation and great briefings. Loved the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank ChickenPie1985
blueocean2015, Owner at Blue Ocean Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Yaaaaaaaaaay!!! Thank you for the review Chicken Pie!!! Hopefully it won't be too long before we see you 2 again. Either by us coming to visit your resort or you coming this way again! We had an awesome time with you both :)

Reviewed 7 December 2017

Gary, the owner is 'hands-on' with his business, both on the diving side and the Hotel accommodation as well as the Bar and Restaurant area. The food (Especially the Sirloin Steak)...the very BEST in Kwazulu-Natal. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Ian L
blueocean2015, Owner at Blue Ocean Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Thank You so much for your review!!! We're so happy that we've made it onto your Favourites list! Can't wait to see you again for delicious steak and fantastic diving! Gary, Nicki and the team

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