Scuba Addicts Lodge & Dive Centre

Perfectly situated for diving the Aliwal Shoal, the Scuba Addicts Lodge has an on site dive centre - so everthing is on your doorstep!  

The Lodge is situated on the beachfront - all the rooms have private balconies with ocean views and there are miles of sandy beaches.  They have two swimming pools where you can relax after your diving and lounge in the sunshine.  

Your Accommodation Options

Standard Ocean View Room
Standard ocean view room

All the rooms at the Scuba Addicts Lodge have ocean views and a private balacony.  All rooms have a kingsize bed or two single beds - they are simply furnished and have private en-suite facilities.  The Lodge has a laundry service.  

Restaurants & Bars

The restaurant overlooks the ocean and breakfast is served continental style with cereals, yoghurt, fruit, toast, fruit juice and tea or coffee. 

Lunch and dinner can also be taken at the Lodge - or at any of the local restaurants.  As a guide, lunches are around R50 and a three course dinner approx R160. 



The swimming pool area is a great place to relax after a days diving ... enjoy a drink or take in the sunshine on one of the loungers. There is also direct access to the beach if you prefer a walk.  

The lounge area has a TV and a choice of DVDs and the outside thatched 'chill out area' is nice space to enjoy an evening drink.  

BBQ nights are a lot of fun and nothing beats the local steak with a couple of beers.

Daily excursions are also offered and transport is always available for trips into town or to local restaurants and shops - just ask.  


The on site dive centre has a large kit-up area, rinse tanks, hot showers and kit storage area. Most divers favour a 5mm wetsuit, year-round, for Aliwal Shoal.  Divers who particularly feel the cold may prefer gloves and a hoodie ... hire kit is available. 

There will be a dive briefing on the night of arrival and in the morning after breakfast you can make your way to the on site dive centre.  The dive team will be there to meet you and help with kitting up for the days diving. The gear will be loaded onto the 8m RIB and you will be transferred in your wetsuit to the launch site (2 min drive) in the 4x 4 vehicles.

At the launch site you will meet the boat and start your day with an exciting surf launch.  There will two dives on the Aliwal Shoal, depth ranges between 15 and 30m depending on which dive site is chosen for the day (the dive site is chosen on the day so you get the best diving for the conditions according to the conditions).  Once the diving is complete, then the dive team will take you back to the lodge to de-kit and enjoy warm showers at the dive centre.


Travel Information

To enjoy Aliwal Shoal you will need to fly to Durban in South Africa. We can arrange flights with a variety of airlines including South African Airways and Emirates Airlines at very competitive fares. Scuba Addicts Dive Lodge is a one hour transfer from the airport and the transfer from the Dive Lodge to Port St Johns for the Sardine Run is 4 approx hours. 

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Evening departure from the UK for international flight to Durban.

Day 2 - 4

Morning arrival into Durban. Transfer to the Scuba Addicts Lodge for 3 nights with 2 days diving.

Day 5 - 11

Depart Scuba Addicts Lodge. Transfer to the Port St John’s River Lodge for 7 nights with 6 days on the Sardine Run.

Day 12

Depart Port St John’s River Lodge and transfer back to Durban airport to check-in for your return international flight.

Guide Prices

3 nights at Aliwal Shoal and 7 nights on the Sardine Run - Price on Application. 



Innovation House
Boldero Road
Bury St Edmunds
IP32 7BS

Tel: +44 (0) 1284 748010

Fax: +44 (0) 1284 748011

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