Aliwal Dive Centre has been established for over 20 years


Aliwal Dive Centre was one of the very first dive charter operations in Umkomaas, established in 1995. Since then we have built on the solid reputation of Aliwal Dive Centre to earn the respect of the diving community in South Africa, United Kingdom, Europe and beyond. Clients can now be reassured that Aliwal Dive Centre meets a stringent list of safety and insurance criteria who prides themselves on their professionalism. Collectively our dedicated staff have over 60 years experience in the scuba and shark diving industries. We know our stuff!

We are active DAN SA Business Members and are proud to be DAN Safety Partners. We have progressed from only a charter operation in 1995 to a fully fledged PADI 5* Instructor Development Centre offering reef, wreck and shark dive charters, scuba training, shark cage snorkelling, for those who are not qualified divers, and affordable accommodation.

We are a dive, learn, eat and sleep all in one stop shop. We pride ourselves in our commitment to professionalism, customer care, safety and satisfaction. It is for this reason that we have our purpose built Dive Centre with accommodation above. Come experience for yourself our warm, friendly and chilled atmosphere!

Great people, great diving, would recommend!

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!

Micki Nottingham, United Kingdom
Fantastic diving experience and very friendly place to stay.

On a recent trip to South Africa we decided to plan a short diving trip to Aliwal Shoal in Umkomaas. The staff and diving team are exceptionally welcoming and friendly and provide a very relaxed and hospitable atmosphere in the lodge.

DC Dublin, Ireland
Ian & Nicki
The One and only diving lodge, awesome people, great diving, very well organised. Would highly recommend

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.

Ian & Nicki East London, South Africa