Agulhas House & Diving

Aliwal Shoal, South Africa
Hotel Arena Inn

Star Rating: Guest House
Number of Rooms: Accommodates 28 guests in various rooms
Transfers: Round trip transfers are provided in air-conditioned vehicles from the nearest airport, King Shaka International, Durban. Transfer time is approximately one hour on excellent roads.

Agulhas House is home to world famous reef system of the Aliwal Shoal in Umkomaas. A warm welcome awaits scuba divers and shark enthusiasts with accommodation and diving needs under one roof.

Set in lush tropical gardens with a swimming pool and plenty of space to relax all rooms are ensuite and renovated to blend effortlessly with the calm and relaxing nature of the surrounds. There’s an onsite dive centre with over 40 years of local experience.

Room Facilities: All rooms are decorated and furnished in neutral tones, accommodating up to 28 people in a mix of double, twin or family suites. All are air-conditioned with fan and ensuite, TV, hairdryer, fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, safe.

Hotel Services & Facilities: Full breakfast, Braai (BBQ) facilities, 2 swimming pools, Wi-Fi. A choice of restaurants, shops and banks are within walking distance.
Tours of Durban, UShaka Marine World and other local interest or a day exploring Durban city centre, approximately a 30 minute drive away can all be arranged.

Agulhas House Dive Centre

The onsite Dive Centre has been designed and fully equipped to accommodate both technical divers (re-breather and twins) and open circuit divers. The dive team will ensure all your diving requirements are catered for. Diving is on the nearby Aliwal Shoal and baited shark dives are also arranged regularly.


Prices from £499 per person for 6 nights, including:

  • 6 nights’ accommodation in a twin/double room
  • All meals, hot drinks, water, WiFi
  • 5 days’ diving (two-tank morning trip) including 8 reef dives + 2 Baited Shark Dives
  • Free Nitrox (certified divers only)
  • Round trip airport transfers from Durban

Price does not include flights but these can be booked to suit your requirements. Stays in other parts of South Africa and Mozambique can be added; just tell us what you would like to combine with or ask us for our recommendations. Marine Permit not included, cost R54 (approx. £3.50) for  a one-month permit, purchased from the dive centre.

Cary YannyAsk the team

Contact Cary at 01473 852002 for help with your travel planning and advice on Southern Africa, or send us an enquiry.

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