Dive Course Overview

Learn to Dive in Sodwana Bay

We are a PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre with a full-time Platinum PADI Course Director on staff.

The perfect place to learn to dive, or further your diving skills. The warm Indian Ocean is one of the southernmost tropical coral reef systems and offers a truly spectacular diving experience. The reefs are teeming with marine life, and the varied dive sites mean that no matter your experience level, you will be able to enjoy the incredible biodiversity of this unique Marine Protected Area.


Courses We Offer At Coral Divers

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 deck or sun lounger, 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…


Information & FAQs

If starting a dive course with us, or interested in learning more, come through to our evening Dive Planning meeting. Our friendly staff will meet you and introduce you to your Padi Instructor.

If starting a dive course with us, or interested in learning more, come through to our evening Dive Planning meeting. Our friendly staff will meet you and introduce you to your Padi Instructor.

Every evening from 6.30pm to 7.00pm, you’ll be able to meet your instructor to find out what lies in store for you the next day. On your first evening, you’ll do your registration for the course. The Dive Planning board is located near the Coral Bar area, opposite the entrance to the Boma.

Our recreational Dive Courses always include all the Dive Equipment that you will need. We’ll supply the Soft Gear (Mask, Fins, Wetsuit & Weight Belt), as well as the Hard Gear ( BCD, Regulator & Tank) – no need to buy anything just yet. You will however need to have tour own gear if doing one of the Pro Courses though.

It is government legislation to purchase a permit for diving. This can be bought at the reception (depending on availability – they are only valid for one month). Alternatively you can purchase an annual licence at your local post office (they do sell monthly permits as well).

Diving is fun for everyone, but to be sure that you are safe, you’ll need to go through the PADI Medical questionnaire. If you had to answer ‘yes’ to any of the medical questions on your form, you’ll need to see your doctor and have them sign you off as ‘fit for diving’. This medical cannot be not older than 12 months at the start of your course.

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 Dive Master, and have sufficient space for cameras and video equipment. You’ll kit up in your wetsuits and assemble your gear before the boat launches. Once all gear is secured and ready to go, we’ll walk the boat out as it is being pushed by a tractor. From here, the skipper navigates his way through the bay to the dive site. When the divers surface, the boat will pick them up and once all are on board, they return to shore.

Medical oxygen is available on all the boats and under the Coral Divers gazebo for emergencies. Our staff are fully trained in the administration of Oxygen and First Aid and any emergencies will be handled by the Beach Manager.

These will be given for the remaining dives to individuals that were unable to complete their training 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.

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