Ocean Divers have a guesthouse in Widenham (Umkomaas) with one of the best views on the South coast. We also provide boat dives to Aliwal Shoal.

All scuba dives are accompanied by qualified and experienced dive leaders. Our boats are well maintained and equipped with all safety equipment including oxygen.

Accommodation Prices:

  • R300 to R400 per person sharing  – Bed only
  • R500 to R600 per person sharing – Dinner, bed and breakfast

Complementary tea and coffee, full DSTV. All meals are served offsite in a restaurant.(Exceptions made with larger groups) Self catering unfortunately not available

Dive Prices:

  • R390 per Dive

Equipment rental:

SCUBA Equipment        R 60 per Item per day

IMPORTANT: You will need a scuba diving permit for diving at Aliwal Shoal as this is a Marine Protected Area. Permits are available from any Post office. Any dives you forfeit due to non-compliance of this would be for your account.

Our guesthouse is situated In Widenham, Umkomaas on the KwaZulu Natal South coast just 48 kilometres from central Durban and just north of the southern boundary of the eThekwini (Durban) region. The town originally known as South Barrow was formed in 1862 when a harbour was built here for the export of sugar. With the successful dredging of the sandbar of Durban harbour and the introduction of the railway, the harbour became obsolete but the town remained ,the town derived its name from the uMkomazi river.  In the past the estuary of the river was used by large numbers of whales as a nursery giving birth in the shallows hence the name uMkomazi which in Zulu means Place of Cow Whales. 

Today, with the world renowned Aliwal Shoal Marine protected area just in front of the town, it has become one of South Africa’s premier scuba dive destinations. A major attraction occurring most years is the Sardine Run. The annual migration of sardines from the cold Cape waters to the warmer waters of KwaZulu-Natal

The house was built in the early nineteen fifty’s on a half hectare stand and enjoys a magnificent sea views and is just a short walk away from the secluded Widenham beach. During restoration we have endeavored to keep the old world charm but backing that up with modern amenities.

Unfortunately we can not accommodate your pets.