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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

Ashley Crookes
Ashley Crookes
13/05/2024
The 2 sleeper Cabins are perfect when you are looking for budget friendly accommodation in order to enjoy as many dives as possible! The staff are well trained and take care of all of your needs, and the resort is located within the iSimangaliso Park which saves having to drive long distances and waste time at the gate getting in - which is why I continue to choose Coral Divers over any of the other places to stay at in Sodwana!
Dominique Rowberry
Dominique Rowberry
13/05/2024
Coral Divers is a haven away from the busy life we lead. It is a basic camp, but has a very clean kitchen and great dining area. It is a very social place to be and everyone is very kind and friendly. The rooms are basic but clean and comfortable. The dive experience is amazing, and Coral Divers are very organised and knowledgeable as a dive centre. Because so many divers come through their doors, sometimes the equipment is not always 100% perfect, but they have a desk on the beach, where they are always happy to replace equipment if required, and adjust equipment where necessary. Both of my children did their open water and advanced dive courses with Coral divers, and I was very happy with the instructors, and felt that my children were safe in their hands. We met lots of interesting people at Coral Divers and always have a great time there. Our best is that they will start a braai for you at their braai area - so all you have to do is braai! It is a great place to meet new and interesting people.
Joané Nell
Joané Nell
13/05/2024
ABSOLUTELY FRICKING INCREDIBLY UNDENIABLY AMAZING. A once in a lifetime experience which brings you close to the most exquisite marine life. I did the open water and advanced courses. From the beginning we had the most amazing, informative, calming instructor. During our dives we saw manta ray, multiple sharks, turtles, a wide array of fish families. This is just to mention a few. Furthermore the facilities were amazing. We were in tented accommodation. It was cleaned and beds made once a day. It was very spacious and very very affordable. The ablution blocks were stellar, cleaned often and had amazing showers (which honestly beat my shower at home). The kitchen is fully equipped with anything you might need to prepare food, as well as your own little locker fridge for your goodies. And the best part... your dishes get washed for you!! On a lazy day that you don't feel like making food, the onsite restaurant also has some lekker options - We tried their pizza, loaded fries and waffles - All which were amazing. Throughout our stay the staff was incredibly helpful, answering all our questions, always friendly smiles. They accomodated all our requests and assisted in all ways that they could. We are incredibly sad to leave this place and are already planning our return soon. Can definitely recommend for any beginner divers, anyone wanting to learn to dive, as well as avid divers.
njtruter
njtruter
02/06/2024
Amazing dives and rockpool exploring The beach crew were organised and friendly and our dive master Ilane went above and beyond to make the experience special by tailoring dives to our needs (which included spotting nudibranchs) and showing us critters on a special visit to the rockpools.
Ayden
Ayden
27/05/2024
Expectations Met Coral Divers exceeded my expectations as a first time visitor, Friendly staff and amazing facilities made us feel at home straight away. Amazing setup, beautiful location, my wife and I will definitely be back soon. Thank you Coral Divers.
Matthew H
Matthew H
24/05/2024
Best in SA Brilliant service!!! Treated us like royalty from the first email when I booked to the second we left. We will definitely book with Coral Divers in the future. I don't think they could have done anything better to make our stay more enjoyable. Thank you to everyone involved.
Anna R
Anna R
22/05/2024
Best place to stay for scuba divers with top class diving and self-catering facilities. We always have a wonderful time at Coral Divers. We stayed in the Twin Std Cabin with Private Bathroom, which was very comfortable and clean. The diving is very well organized and on time. We love the self-catering kitchen facilities. The staff are very helpful and friendly and overall, a great place to stay and value for money.
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Companion17849642910
15/05/2024
A bucket List item ticked off! A family road trip with the final destination being Sodwana, to do my Open Water 1 and my brother to do his Advanced Divers. Coral Divers came up tops for many reasons, they have an up to date and informative website, accommodation options were part of the package, and they are conveniently located in the park. We chose the tent accommodation. It was comfortable and the tents are thoughtfully positioned close to the sparkly clean ablutions. They offer various catering options. We made use of the restaurant for most of our meals and found it to be convenient, well priced and tasty. The resort was planned around the diving culture, and it added to the social atmosphere of the space. The design of the space made it easy as a complete beginner to get into the routine of things - it was a seamless experience. Everyone was helpful and friendly, any questions we had (in person and via email) were answered thoroughly and thoughtfully. Overall, great facilities, well maintained grounds, and the space was kept clean and neat the entire duration of our stay.
Trish B
Trish B
14/05/2024
Amazing diving experience and holiday We had the most amazing experience in Sodwana Bay with Coral. We completed our 4 day open water divers course with our instructor Bernard/Berry and loved it! He was so enthusiastic, passionate and helpful whilst remaining extremely professional and safety focused at all times. He really helped us fall in love with diving and ensured we felt confident underwater. We highly recommend Coral for beautiful diving and amazing service around the hotel and on the beach. All of the staff were very helpful and friendly, but Berry truly made our trip special. We will definitely be back to complete our advanced diving course. Highly recommend Coral Divers :)
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

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