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Dive Sodwana Bay With

Coral Divers

PADI 5 Star Resort & Dive Centre

Coral Divers is a PADI 5 Star Resort & Dive Centre, situated in Sodwana Bay, inside the beautiful iSimangaliso Wetland Park.
Treat yourself to a world class marine sanctuary experience!   

Our Divemasters & Instructors are PADI certified and eager to introduce you to the many incredible reefs teeming with life.

We welcome beginners and experienced divers.

What We Offer

Scuba Diving

Sodwana Bay offers some of the best tropical reef diving in Southern Africa.

We offer the best prices for scuba diving & PADI Dive Courses in South Africa making Coral Divers the only excellent choice for your next dive holiday.

Accommodation

Choose from a range of comfortable accommodation and allow the relaxed atmosphere, excellent facilities & our friendly staff to welcome you to Sodwana Bay, South Africa.

Internships

Our unique training facility is situated inside a World Heritage Site and we dive in a Marine Protected Area.
We provide our interns with full board & lodging, unlimited dives and an unparalleled ‘hands-on’ experience in the Dive Industry.

Accommodation

Choose from a range of comfortable accommodation and allow the relaxed atmosphere, excellent facilities & our friendly staff to welcome you to Sodwana Bay, South Africa.

Scuba Diving

Sodwana Bay offers some of the best tropical reef diving in Southern Africa.

We offer the best prices for scuba diving & PADI Dive Courses in South Africa making Coral Divers the only excellent choice for your next dive holiday.

Internships

Our unique training facility is situated inside a World Heritage Site and we dive in a Marine Protected Area.
We provide our interns with full board & lodging, unlimited dives and an unparalleled ‘hands-on’ experience in the Dive Industry.

2024 SPECIALS
Dive into 2024 with Coral Divers.

Diving Courses

Get Started

Bubblemaker is as fun as it sounds – a chance for kids to blow bubbles by scuba diving.  Children who are at least 8 years old can use scuba gear to breathe underwater and swim around in the splash pool.

Enjoy relaxing on the restaurant’s deck or sun loungers, while watching one of our PADI Instructors’ conduct the course for your child.

No time to certify, or you would like to just try diving first, before taking the plunge. Learn more…

If you want to be certified, but haven’t much time. This shortened version of the Open Water certification is perfect. Learn more…

This is the full entry level certification. Learn more…

Continue Your Education

This is the first step to growing your experience once you are a qualified diver. Learn more…

As a PADI Rescue Diver, you will learn how to conduct diving rescues and emergency situation management. Learn more…

This is the highest level that can be achieved as a recreational diver. Choose any 3 Specialty Course ratings that we offer, plus the mandatory PADI Deep Diver & PADI Navigation Specialties, in order to become a certified Master Diver. Check out the Specialty Courses we offer.

First Aid & CPR training for anyone who would like to know how to manage an emergency situation. Learn more…

Go Pro

A Divemaster is the first step as a Pro Diver. If you are looking for a career in the Dive Industry, this is where to start. Learn more…

Do you want to share your passion for diving by introducing others to the world of scuba diving? Learn how to train and certify divers on your PADI IDC (Instructor Development Course) with us. Learn more…

If you are looking to increase your value as an Open Water Scuba Instructor, the next step is to become a PADI Staff Instructor. Learn more…

REVIEWS

See What Our Guests Have to Say

Simony Pretorius
Simony Pretorius
02/04/2024
What a wonderful experience!
Zandy Slabbert
Zandy Slabbert
02/04/2024
We did both our Open Water and Advance Open Water courses at Coral. They really do not disappoint! Instructors are by far the best.
Dorita Ver Loren van Themaat
Dorita Ver Loren van Themaat
02/04/2024
Our family thoroughly enjoyed staying at Coral Divers and rate this as an extraordinary experience for any family who are curious about diving. From the start we were accommodated with helpful reservation services. As first time visitors of the dive centre, it would have been useful to understand more about the functioning of the communal kitchen area and how this works as it would have assisted with our planning. (As an example, each family is allocated at least one fridge and one cupboard for dry food)...or so it seemed. There is a small shop near to the entrance of the estate, but there is also a Spar in the town of Sodwana. Since we were travelling from Kinshaka airport, we had to buy our produce on the way. I think this would have been helpful information to provide at the start, rather then leaving first time visitors to make assumptions. The rooms were clean, although markings were visible on the white curtains. There is considerable wear and tear on the pillows and at some point it is simply evident that it needs replacing. It is wortwhile to note that the cleaning staff, cleans the rooms and bathrooms daily. The kitchen cutlery is also cleaned and removed after use, which was a brilliant help and wonderful service offering so that you can still enjoy your holiday. Some of the rooms only have three point plugs available, so bring along your own adapter as this is not necessarily readily available. I did point this out at reception and the manager on duty arranged for a maintenance guy to replace one of the plugs with a two point and-USB option. The quick response to this request was remarkable (Thank you!), but still be mindful that your own adapter might be necessary depending on where you stay. We were wonderfully impressed by our children's diving instructor, Leslie. They enrolled for their Open water I class and absolutely loved his engagement, focus, patience, care and sense of humour. Considering that our children are only 10 and 12 years old respectively, Leslie did a remarkable job and they were certainly mesmerised by his approach to focus on safety (first and foremost) whilst also facilitating a sense of curiosity. My husband and I, also enrolled for our refresher courses after 16 years of diving. Our Dive instructor, Ivan was thorough and extremely helpful. Since I have a back condition and cannot carry heavy loads, he assisted to help with an alternative launch into the water (from the boat) which worked superbly. This was practiced beforehand in the pool so that we knew what we wanted to do, once out at seat. He was safety conscious and demonstrated excellent manners when it came to the engagement with our group. Both Leslie and Ivan would be an asset to any dive school and we wish them well with their future endeavours. All in all- This was a 5 star experience with regard to our family. The staff was always helpful and willing to assist and the general atmosphere of the resort was very welcoming. We'll certainly return to re-visit this experience. Thank you!
Kobus Obermeyer
Kobus Obermeyer
02/04/2024
What an excellent experience from the start. Staff very friendly and knowing what to do. Accommodation excellent. The Dive Staff excellent support. DM's were very good to accommodate the needs of every group member diving with them. They took the group to very good places where the group could see so much and more than expectations. Members that dived in the sea for the first time was also supported by them to make them comfortable to dive.
Kerry
Kerry
28/04/2024
Basic, but fantastic! Staff are all friendly and helpful. The cabins, although very basic, are very clean and comfortable. I was impressed at the size and facilities available in the common area. Good value for money.
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Quest01765044185
15/04/2024
Great scuba training and accommodation at Coral Divers The reception staff members were very friendly and check-in was done quickly. The chalet was clean and so was the private bathroom which is also very spacious. We were surprised with the variety of food at the restaurant. It was delicious and fairly priced. The assistance during diving was also recommendable with very thorough training provided.
Zoe M
Zoe M
12/04/2024
Coral Divers April 2024 I love diving with Coral Divers, Leon Draai was an amazing dive master aswell as Jerry being the best skipper. I made a lot of memories that will stay with me forever - the breakfast was my favourite part of the day (if it was put out early before our dives) I loved some the staff and the friendliness that they gave. The kitchen ladies were amazing! Thank you Coral Divers
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Departure50443530771
12/04/2024
Why coral divers is the best ! Was the most amazing week of out lives would recommend a million times over Instructors are salt of the earth and all the staff are kind to the greatest extent The tents are clean and well kept after and the restaurant is also nice but extremely slow and pricy but good quality
Global67711306299
Global67711306299
12/04/2024
I went on our school’s yearly diving trip Leon, my dive master, and all the others instructors or dive masters in training were very friendly and kind, always eager to help and really patient when it came to my equalisation struggles.They made my diving experience great and will totally go again :)
Navigator21571263264
Navigator21571263264
09/04/2024
Coral Divers Sodwana April 2024 Linda and I have just spent ten days in Sodwana. For decades we have experienced excellent DiveMasters at Coral Divers. This time however I feel compelled to report our experience with two of them. The first is Matthew van der Merwe who has excelled not only in his knowledge of this marine reserve but what really made a fantastic experience was the enthusiasm with which he makes his observations. The same may be said about Keyah Vaughan who guided Linda through her Advanced Divers course with the additional care that can only be mustered by a woman.
Navigate34104336148
Navigate34104336148
04/04/2024
Incredible diving holiday and experience at Coral Divers, Sodwana If you are looking for the ultimate diving holiday or the best place to do you Scuba courses, look no further than Coral Divers. Various accommodation options, all fantastic, great restaurant/ self-catering facilities etc. Beautiful beaches too. The dive centre runs like clockwork with gear, lifts to the beach, excellent dive planning and fantastic staff. Our dives were some of the very best we have ever done. Our young children did their Open Water 1 course and the instructors, Stian and Leslie were absolutely fantastic - thorough and experienced and excellent with both children and adults. Overall, a 5-star experience and we will definitely be back.
Flyer08143983206
Flyer08143983206
02/04/2024
Diving holiday and some rest and relaxation with Coral Divers I stayed in a tent and it was very comfortable. Ablutions were clean! The kitchen was very clean and well organized with fridges, deep freeze, stoves, ovens and all the cooking utensils one needs, fires are available to braai at night. Staff are very friendly and helpful and the dive center is very well run. I would highly recommend Coral Divers!
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Road22493233980
02/04/2024
Excellent and will definitely return What an excellent experience from the start. Staff very friendly and knowing what to do. Accommodation excellent. The Dive Staff excellent support. DM's were very good to accommodate the needs of every group member diving with them. They took the group to very good places where the group could see so much and more than expectations. Members that dived in the sea for the first time was also supported by them to make them comfortable to dive.
Navigator65506070366
Navigator65506070366
02/04/2024
Excellent instruction and nice resort I did the PADI Open Water Diver course with instructor Georgia - what a great experience. She's cool and calm and highly competent. She coached me through all my fears and insecurities - what a pleasure. The accommodation and facilities are great, clean and reasonably priced - nice chilled experience.

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