Blue Ocean Dive Resort – unforgettable scuba diving experiences in Umkomaas

Blue Ocean Dive Resort Umkomaas

If you are looking for a thrilling adventure of a lifetime, a scuba diving holiday at Blue Ocean Dive Resort, in Umkomaas on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast, is a great idea.

As many of their previous guests pointed out, you can expect spectacular service from their friendly and professional staff.

You will also be happy to hear that Blue Ocean Resort has an excellent safety record thanks to their reliance on superior boats and equipment!

The KwaZulu Natal South Coast is well-known for the diversity of marine life – with many different species of rays, sharks, Eels, turtles, dolphins, whales and macro.

Above all, Blue Ocean Resort Caters for all levels of divers. Their location happens to be the perfect teaching ground for new divers, adventure tech divers as well as those who want a career in diving. You will love their diving courses.

Diving with Blue Ocean Dive Resort

Blue Ocean Dive Resort offers a wide variety of dives and diving packages. Be it a weekend getaway to escape the rat-race or a good long holiday to explore the wonders of Aliwal Shoal, you can be rest assured that 5 Star IDC Dive Centre, Blue Ocean Dive Resort will not disappoint!

You will love their Diving Adventure Packages; their Gap Year Adventures; and Sardine Run packages.


In terms of accommodation, there are 20 spacious, en-suite rooms, which include twin rooms, family rooms, double rooms and single rooms.

All the facilities are pet-friendly by prior arrangement.

Facilities at the resort

Facilities at Blue Ocean Resort include a restaurant that makes among the best wood-fired pizza’s, meat baskets, burgers and other offerings, which can be enjoyed as breakfasts, lunches and dinners.

There is also a ‘beach pool’, Wi-Fi, secure parking, a lovely sun deck where you can enjoy your favourite beers, wine and refreshments from the bar.

Their one-stop shop offers all that dive enthusiasts will need including gear retail and rental.

Reviews from previous Blue Ocean Dive Resort guests

“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!” wrote kerry0705 on their TripAdvisor page.

Timo D added; “If you want to dive the world class reef of Aliwal Shoal, stay at a fun dive resort, and/or experience the amazing happening of the Sardine Run, Blue Ocean Dive Resort is the place to go with. Nicki and Gary are the most lovely people to run the place and the whole team works in a very professional and welcoming way. I had an amazing Sardine Run experience with them and will definitely come again.”

Blue Ocean Dive Resort is located at 1 Reynolds Street, Umkomaas, KwaZulu Natal. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 67 278 0522 or email | and visit them online at today. Follow them on Facebook HERE and on Instagram HERE.


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Expensive is not always better.  Our team at Home Food and Travel will tell you that they have camped in areas with limited ablutions and had a wonderful holiday.  They have also spent a night in a five star hotel only to be disappointed because their expectations exceeded the experience.

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No matter that the food is delicious and the setting delightful, poor service can ruin the occasion.  However, great service combined with mediocre meal and a plane jane restaurant can still be a pleasant night out.

We’ve eaten in restaurants that are really dirty but with incredible food and couldn’t help but give a rave review.  We’ve also hardly noticed what we ate because the setting was just amazing.

However, the best restaurants come with the best of service, food and ambiance.

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A small, personal spa that is owner run can result in the best massage you have ever experienced.  However, the grand spas in five star hotels offer unsurpassed facilities in an environment that just makes the stress in your shoulders and neck melt away before you even finish checking in.


You don’t have to be an adrenaline junky to enjoy an exciting experience.  In fact, what are commonly termed adventure activities usually have incredibly high safety standards and unblemished safety records.

Ziplining, bungy jumping and shark cage diving are all very safe.  It’s just that our mind tells us we are craaazzzzyyyy to be doing this.

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