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1 Reynolds Street, Umkomaas 4170 South Africa
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#1 of 15 Specialty lodging in Umkomaas
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Our resort caters to divers giving a homely feel from the minute you walk in. Mi casa es su casa! Our accommodation is comfortable with a rustic feel so you know you're by the sea and on holiday. Having the bar restaurant and dive centre on one premises means you get to roll out of bed and into your wetsuit with a vibey chill area after diving. You can hide your car keys from yourself for the duration of your stay and mingle with our friendly staff and fellow divers.
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Free parking
Free internet
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Free breakfast
Diving
Horseback riding
Babysitting
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Parking
Public wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Fishing
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Blackout curtains
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Bottled water
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Ocean view
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Dutch
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John R wrote a review Jul 2022
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The best way to put it is I want to go back! I really enjoyed staying here, the staff the guests all amazing. I can't recall feeling more welcome anywhere. When we first arrived we were told we would be treated like family, the whole trip we felt like family. Thanks for great food, service and memories!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Yayayayayayayayayayayayayay!!! This makes our hearts very happy! Thank you for letting us know that you had a good time. We can't wait to have you back! 🤩😘🧜‍♀️💙
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Jason Kramer wrote a review Apr 2022
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My first ever dive was done with the Blue Ocean Dive Resort, their expertise and attention to detail stood out for me. They explained everything in layman's terms of what was expected of me during the dive. Amazing reef viewing at Aliwal Shoal makes it worthwhile, this is certainly a well-run resort!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 28 Apr 2022
Thank you so much for the awesome review Jason. We're so glad that you enjoyed yourself that much and hope we can spoil you more in the future.
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westonc wrote a review Mar 2022
Gonubie, South Africa793 contributions91 helpful votes
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Myself and my “future son-in-law” wanted to do some diving at Aliwal Shoal and complete our PADI advanced open water course, as well as also complete our nitrox and drift specialty courses. After some deliberation we decided to stay at the Blue Ocean Dive Resort which turned out to be an excellent choice. As the accommodation, restaurant, bar and dive centre are all on the same premises, the eat, sleep, dive, repeat, daily routine is extremely convenient. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel a part of the Blue Ocean family, and the hospitality and friendship that was extended to us by Gary, Nicki and the rest of the Blue Ocean team was exceptional and greatly appreciated. Our rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable with en-suite bathrooms and showers. The air-cons in the rooms added to the comfort, and the electric kettles were very convenient. We ate most our meals at the restaurant which has a good varied menu, and the food was superb, particularly the all-day breakfasts, the pizzas and the milkshakes. With regards to our training and diving, everything was handled extremely well by the experienced, competent and friendly staff, including organizing our training material, rental equipment, the dive planning, the “shuttle” ride to the beach, and getting to the dive sites by rubber inflatable boats, which for each trip was an exhilarating experience, handled exceptionally well by skilled and experienced skippers. All our Instructors and Divemaster’s were professional, knowledgeable and pleasant, who went out of their way to ensure that we were properly trained, well looked after, safe at all times, and that we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our dives at numerous sites were awesome, including Cathedral, Raggie Cave, Shark Alley, Pinnacle Ridge, Northern Pinnacles, Southsands, Northsands and Eelskins. Whilst diving we saw lots of amazing marine life, including ragged tooth sharks, rays, hawksbill, green and loggerhead turtles, honeycomb, yellowmouth and geometric moray eels, potato bass, brindle bass, trevally’s, lionfish, scorpionfish, stonefish, pufferfish, frogfish, boxfish, paperfish, batfish, trumpetfish, angelfish, octopus, and many other fascinating marine fish. We also went on two baited shark dives which were absolutely incredible and definitely worth it, as we were surrounded by lots of blacktip sharks swimming all around us, enabling us to appreciate and observe these impressive sharks up really close in their own environment. Overall, we had a fantastic stay at Blue Ocean with plenty awesome diving, met lots of other divers and wonderful people, and cannot wait to return.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Nicki Gibson, General Manager at Blue Ocean Dive Resort
Responded 10 Apr 2022
Ahhhhhh! Thank you for SUCH an AWESOME review westonc, we can't wait to see you and "H" again! You've made our jobs easy by being who you are and we look forward to showing you many a more wonders of Aliwal Soal 😁🤗
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Lyndon wrote a review Sep 2020
Sandton, South Africa13 contributions
Although we are not divers we made Blue OceanDive Resort our go to place for meals while in Umkomaas, and they made us feel like part of the family. Nothing was disappointing, the food was great, From Pizza's to Breakfasts, Burgers and Steaks. You have to try their waffles too. We have been back at least every day since we arrived in town, sometimes twice. Jabu and Terrance and the rest of the crew are all very welcoming and friendly. Today we will go back again, sadly for the last time before we leave to head home. Breakfasts here are relaxing and the place has a calm feeling about it in the mornings and a lively vibe in the afternoons and evenings. We can't recommend the place enough.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Nicki Gibson, General Manager at Blue Ocean Dive Resort
Responded 16 Nov 2021
We think it's time for another visit! It's been too long now! Trimix says HURRY!!!
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Town to Town Travel wrote a review Feb 2020
Durban, South Africa194 contributions54 helpful votes
We were staying at a beach house nearby and discovered this cool, chilled out thatch roof bar deck to be a great spot for dinner after the beach. Great food, great vibes, cold beer, and friendly service.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 16 Nov 2021
Thank you for the awesome review! Hope we'll see you again, even if just for sundowners on the deck!
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maamoun m wrote a review Feb 2020
Cairo, Egypt350 contributions106 helpful votes
best thing about this place is the staff, they really take you in and make sure your are having a great time, under and above water! -the hotel itself is very good, clean and comfortable. -the diving center is very good. always making sure you rest and they do all the gearing up and logistics which is different than to what we have in Egypt so they did pamper us. always supplying towels on the way back after dives to shower :) -the bar and restaurant is very good! best pizza every and the steaks was more than good too. they even allowed us to smoke our own Hookah there :D :D - the diving itself is out of this world in Aliwal, my first time to experience true shark diving. Donny is the man for this job, thanks bro. Thank you Gary and all your lovely team :D to many more diving
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Responded 16 Nov 2021
Thank you for the review! It's nearly time for another visit so you can come see the changes we've made in the interim :)
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Samsonia wrote a review Feb 2020
Blaricum, The Netherlands17 contributions2 helpful votes
Although it is a diving resort, I can testify to the fact that they have the most delicious pizza's. You write down the ingredients, and it is being served!! People are very nice and sportive, and you feel at home immediately!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Responded 16 Nov 2021
Helllooooo Gooi! Thank you for the review! Hope we'll see you again.
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Swansea_Girl_1 wrote a review Feb 2020
South Molton, United Kingdom144 contributions106 helpful votes
We didn’t dive with Blue Ocean however we had the privilege of diving with one of their dive masters Mike (whom I think acts as a freelance DM when required). He was excellent. He was so enthusiastic and knowledgable about the ocean and marine life, he gave great dive briefings and was determined to give us the best experience on our dives. For this reason we will dive with Blue Ocean if we return to Umkomaas in the future. As a side, we ate in Blue Ocean’s restaurant each night we were in Umkomaas and the food and beer were excellent. The restaurant has a great atmosphere and the staff were really friendly and welcoming.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Nicki Gibson, General Manager at Blue Ocean Dive Resort
Responded 16 Nov 2021
So great that you enjoyed Mike! When will we see you again! Super happy you enjoyed the food and vibe.
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Paul C wrote a review Feb 2020
Weymouth, United Kingdom94 contributions91 helpful votes
We have just returned from another memorable stay at Blue Ocean Dive Resort. Same warm welcome from Garry and Nikki and the same exciting diving with pelagic encounters on every dive. We will return!!!!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Responded 16 Nov 2021
Paaaaaaaaul!!! Thank you for the review, me thinks it's time for another one (or 12) of those pelagic encounters. Come visit us soon okay? :)
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kerry0705 wrote a review Dec 2019
Bali, Indonesia6 contributions4 helpful votes
We spent our christmas holiday with Blue ocean in umkomaas. Had a great time, rooms are awesome, everyone is super friendly and helpful. Had some gorgeous dives, saw sharks, turtles, dolphins, manta rays. Experienced dive staff, equipment in excellent condition. We stay here every holiday! Great dives great holiday!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Nicki Gibson, General Manager at Blue Ocean Dive Resort
Responded 16 Nov 2021
Time to come visit again! We Miss you!!!
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PRICE RANGE
US$70 - US$78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalUmkomaas
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Ocean Dive Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Blue Ocean Dive Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Blue Ocean Dive Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Blue Ocean Dive Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blue Ocean Dive Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Enzo Pizzeria Scottburgh, Enzo Pizzeria Umkomaas, and Agulhas Dive Center.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Blue Ocean Dive Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Blue Ocean Dive Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Blue Ocean Dive Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Blue Ocean Dive Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Blue Ocean Dive Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Blue Ocean Dive Resort located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Umkomaas.
Are any cleaning services offered at Blue Ocean Dive Resort?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Blue Ocean Dive Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Blue Ocean Dive Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.