Diving

Diving Information

If you’re booking your first dive of the holiday, please bring your certification card or log book with you. If you’re interested in becoming a diver or furthering your dive education we’ll introduce you to an instructor. Book your dives at the desk, meet your dive master for the next day and find out more about the dive sites.

  • Dive Planning – provisional dive bookings can be made from 6am to 1pm and from 18.30 to 19.30 by contacting the dive planner on 0790712612. Dive planning at the resort is from 18:45 where dive times and dive sites will be confirmed. Making a provisional booking is advised especially during the high season when we are extremely busy. All provisional bookings are subject to change.
  • Dive Equipment can be arranged at dive planning, hired from the reception and collected at the gear room on the morning of the dive. The gear room is open from 6am . A member of staff will assist you with your sizes, weight requirements etc. Dive equipment will be signed out under your name and it is your responsibility to ensure its safekeeping during your stay. All equipment is individually numbered for your identification. You are liable for replacement gear at current rates.
  • Dive Permits can be bought at the reception (depending on availability – they are only valid for one month). Alternatively you can purchase a year licence at your local post office (they do sell monthly permits as well)
  • Divers must kit up and check their equipment during the 30 minute period before their launch. Cylinders will be on the beach at the Coral Divers gazebo. The beach controller co-ordinates the launches and dives of the day and will inform you of the procedures to follow. Your Divemaster is also there to assist you and will brief the group with regards to diving with Coral Divers before setting out.
  • Coral Divers uses 7.2 meter (21 foot) semi-rigid inflatable’s with twin outboard motors. They carry a maximum of 11 divers including the Divemaster and have sufficient space for cameras and video equipment. Divers are to kit up in their wetsuits and assemble their gear before the boat launches. The equipment will then be secured into the boat, which is then pushed off the sand into the water by the divers. From here the skipper navigates his way through the breakers to the respective dive site. When the diver’s surface, the skipper will pick them up and once all are onboard, return them to shore. Medical oxygen is available on all the boats and under the Coral Divers gazebo for emergencies.
  • Freelance beach assistance can be hired at our gazebo on the beach to carry and wash your equipment. They are experienced in kitting up, reliable and trustworthy.The beach assistants will advise you the hire rate on arrival at the beach.
  • Dive excesses are charged for the further reefs (5, 7, 8 and 9 miles reefs) over and above the ‘2 mile’ reef price. Excesses are charged per person per dive.
    5 mile reef (including Hot spot, Ribbon and Pothole) is R25.00.
    7 mile reef (including Northern wall, Amphitheatre, Mushroom rocks and Ramsey’s) is R40.00.
    8 mile reef (Including Ramsey’s) is R45.00
    9 mile reef (including Green tree and Breaking waters) is R50.00.
  • Dive credits will be given for the remaining dives to individuals that were unable to complete their dives during their stay. These credits are non-refundable, non transferable and valid for 1 year. We have no control over the weather and if we are unable to launch dive credits will be given