WELCOME TO CRYSTAL DIVERS SOUTH AFRICA
Your #1 PADI 5 Star IDC Resort - Crystal Divers, Aliwal Shoal, Scottburgh, South Africa
If you're ready for a first class diving adventure, you have come to the right place! We are Crystal Divers and we are living the adventure that is Aliwal Shoal. Come and join us for an incredible diving experience!
ABOUT CRYSTAL DIVERS SOUTH AFRICA
THE GATEWAY TO ALIWAL SHOAL. Operating since 2013, Crystal Divers South Africa is now under new ownership. Crystal Divers South Africa is a PADI 5 Star IDC Center based in the Blue Marlin Hotel, Scottburgh, South Africa. We offer all levels of PADI Scuba Diving Courses from beginner to professional. Our 120 bedroom resort is the perfect choice for your next diving holiday! Experience the thrill of diving with sharks on a baited shark dives or a shark snorkeling adventure. Come and dive the incredible Aliwal Shoal on one of our reef dives or wreck dives. Come and relax under the African sun and experience some of the most exhilarating diving in the world, right here on Aliwal Shoal with Crystal Divers South Africa.
COURSES AND PACKAGES - ALIWAL SHOAL
Check Out What Aliwal Shoal Diving Is All About
We strive to provide our customers with the best PADI diving courses, exhiliarating shark dives and shark snorkels and some of the best dives in the world on the famous Aliwal Shoal. Keep in mind that our website does not always reflect all activities/ packages we offer at our dive resort - so for the most up to date selection, we recommend you stop by in person or contact us. Check out our selection here and call or email us us for more information.
PADI COURSES - ALIWAL SHOAL
From Beginner to Professional Level
Diving is one of the most adventurous activities you can be involved in. The ocean is full of wonder and Aliwal Shoal is one of the best places in the world to dive. We see something new every time we dive on Aliwal Shoal. Crystal Divers is a PADI Instructor Development Center and we are able to offer the full range of diving courses from beginner to instructor, including specialty courses such as Naturalist, Deep Diver, Wreck Diver and Peak Performance Bouyancy. Click below to ask us about our PADI courses.
SCUBA EQUIPMENT - ALIWAL SHOAL
The latest from SCUBAPRO, Aqualung and Rob Allen
Here at Crystal Divers South Africa - Aliwal Shoal, we want to see you diving with the best equipment. That is why we stock our rental gear with Scubapro, Aqualung, and other leading brands. We do have a stocked SCUBA equipment shop on our premises. If you are not located near us and you want to acquire your own gear please contact us and we will do our best to make sure you have the right equipment to support your undersea adventures. Come by the shop and talk to our experienced diving staff for their recommendations on equipment for all your diving needs. For your wetsuit and freediving needs, we are pleased to offer Rob Allen equipment, custom made in Durban. Come back often to see our equipment specials. For even better deals on equipment, dives and training courses, join our Crystal Divers club (Opening Soon).
SHARK DIVES - ALIWAL SHOAL
Upclose Apex Encounters
Crystal Divers specialises in Shark Encounter Adventures including baited shark dives and baited shark snorkeling. Aliwal Shoal offers the best shark diving in Africa. As one of the world's shark diving hotspots, the Marine Protected Area of Aliwal Shoal is home to a variety of shark species including Black Tip, White Tip, Dusky, Tiger, Ragged Tooth/Nurse and Whale Sharks. We do not use a cage for shark encounters as we believe this creates a false impression of danger and risk. With a proper understanding and respect for these incredible creatures, Crystal Divers enables divers and snorkelers to safely observe sharks in their natural enviroment. Contact us today to arrange your very own shark encounter experience.
DIVING GROUP TRAVEL
Tailor-made Group Travel Packages - Aliwal Shoal and South Africa's top dive sites
Our crew is not only passionate about diving in South Africa, but will share with you their years of experience, offering you exceptional service with their skills, knowledge, sound advice, recommendations and peace of mind that you are in safe hands as we take you off to explore the best diving South Africa has to offer. We provide tailor-made group travel options, from the basic to the luxurious, depending on your requirements. Speak to one of our travel experts for more information.
PADI DIVEMASTER INTERNSHIP - ALIWAL SHOAL
Are you thinking of pursuing a career as a PADI divemaster? Crystal Divers offers a Divemaster Internship program tailored to each individuals level of experience and capabilities. Upon graduation from our Divemaster program you will have acquired experience and qualifications in recreational diving, emergency first aid for divers, and dive leadership. Upon finishing this challenging course, you will be able to handle responsibility for leading PADI diving trips, including baited shark dives, experience you can only gain on Aliwal Shoal. You will have gained experience and capabilities in dive equipment, business operations, dive planning, public speaking, emergency action plans, leadership skills and gained a level of maturity that will help you in all the challenges you will face in life. WATCH THIS SPACE!!! We are working with a major SCUBA equipment brand to provide an even better Divemaster program. Contatact us today for details on how you can become a Divemaster with Crystal Divers.
PADI INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
IDC/ MSDT / STAFF Courses
Are you a PADI Divemaster and want to move up to instructor level? Then do your PADI Instructor Development Course with us in Aliwal Shoal, South Africa. Contact us for dates and prices. Get a Life GoPro!!
Let us help you find other activities to fill out your vacation. At various times during the year you may be able to partake in kite surfing, freediving, stand up paddling or ocean kayaking experiences and classes. Talk to our friendly and knowledgeable staff to see what is available.
FUN DIVES - ALIWAL SHOAL
Daily Charters to Aliwal Shoal and the Pristine Southern Reefs
The Gateway to Aliwal Shoal and the pristine Southern Reefs.
Situated in the center of the Aliwal Shoal Marine Protected Area, Scottburgh offers the shortest passage to the crown area of Aliwal Shoal and also the unexplored Southern Reef Systems.
MARINE RESEARCH AND SHARK CONSERVATION PROGRAMS
Shark Guardian Diver Program
Crystal Divers and Shark Guardian have teamed up to drive exciting Marine Research Programs on the reefs of the Aliwal Shoal in South Africa. If you are looking for a gap year program and share our passion for marine conservation then this is a program worth considering.
CRYSTAL DIVERS CLUB
JOIN OUR CLUB FOR SUBSTANTIAL BENEFITS & REWARDS
GOING LIVE SOON! WATCH THIS SPACE. Membership in our Crystal Divers Club will provide easy access to book your next diving holiday at a fraction of the normal cost. We will negotiate the best possible rates for all your diving requirements. Diving and accommodation packages can become very costly and we have found a way to make it more affordable. This means that you can break away on a more regular basis and develop your scuba skills further. By joining the Crystal Divers Club you will get access to a members only swag bag with members only gear, incredible specials on diving, accommodation and scuba equipment to name but a few benefits. We have members only specials on Rob Allen wetsuits and freediving gear. As we receive discounts and specials on SCUBA gear and accommodation, we will pass them on to you. Club members get first shot at our specials and our yearly Sardine Run events.
Come Visit Crystal Divers, Aliwal Shoal's #1 Career Development Center and Dive Resort
Mon - Fri: 8am - 4pm
Saturday: 8am - 4pm
Sunday: 8am - 1pm