Welcome to Oceanworx Dive Charters, Aliwal Shoal, South Africa         








 2017: Price List Valid Until 31.10.2017


Snorkel Trip / Boat Ride (includes snorkel gear)
(per person)

R 500.00
Reef Dive (includes airfill, Cylinder & Weightbelt)
(per person)

R 500.00
Baited Shark Dive
(per person)

R 1,500.00
10 Dive Package (get 11th Dive FREE)
(per person)

R 4,000.00

Full Gear Hire
(per day)
R 350.00
Cylinder Hire (10L, 12L & 15L steels)
(per day)

R 85.00
Air Fill (per fill)

R 45.00
Nitrox Fill (excludes Cylinder Hire)
(per dive)
R 85.00
BCD Hire
(per day)

R 75.00
Regulator Hire
(per day)
R 75.00
Wetsuit Hire (5mm long)
(per day)
R 75.00
Weight Belt Hire
(per day)
R 75.00
Mask Hire
(per day)

R 75.00
Fin Hire
(per day)
R 75.00
Bootie Hire (per day)
R 75.00

Oops! Yes, we understand accidents happen but scuba diving equipment is expensive to service or replace! Please ensure you handle all scuba equipment carefully.

Regulator Service if rinsed without replacing the dust cap

Replacement of weights if lost on the dive (per kg) + Webbing & Buckle @ 


Dive Permits are required to dive at Aliwal Shoal. They are obtainable from your local Post Office They can be bought monthly or annually and are the responsibility of each diver.

Oceanworx at Aliwal Shoal

On 1st June 2009 Oceans Alive Diving owned by Carl Elkington and Quo Vadis owned by Juan Pereira joined forces to create Oceanworx, a fantastic new scuba diving charter situated on the same premises as Sea Fever Dive Lodge and Hidden Reef Restaurant in Umkomaas. We are ideally located for daily charters to Aliwal Shoal and the two nearby wrecks 'Nebo' and 'Produce'

We dive the World Famous Aliwal Shoal where the Aghulas Current runs south along the east coast of Africa and brings with it warm water, nutrients and a huge diversity of tropical sea life.

Oceanworx boat launching at Aliwal Shoal

Our three 8m rubber inflatable boats (ribs) are fitted with twin 85hp Yamaha engines, and maintained to high levels of service to ensure your safety at all times. Our Owner / Skippers Carl Elkington and Juan Pereira have over 30 years combined experience launching on the East Coast of South Africa so relax and enjoy the thrilling launch that Aliwal Shoal offers all it's divers.

All our boats have all the required safety equipment on board at all times, including the following:

  • Emergency oxygen
  • 12 Life jackets
  • First Aid Kit
  • Boat Safety Kit


  • Tool Kit
  • UHF radios and cell phone contact with the dive centre base
  • GPS co-ordinates for Aliwal Shoal, Produce & Nebo Wrecks

To find out more about where we dive and the style of diving Aliwal Shoal offers, please check out the details at DIVING THE SHOAL

Shop at Oceanworx, Aliwal Shoal

  • PADI Scuba Diving Courses
  • Scubapro Equipment Hire
  • Equipment Servicing
  • Retail Sales
  • Reef and Wreck Dives
  • Baited Shark Dives
  • Sardine Run Packages
  • Ocean Safaris
  • Nitrox
  • Videographer (on request)


  • Ample Parking
  • Hot Showers and Changing Rooms
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gear Storage Space
  • Accommodation on site
  • Fully licensed restaurant on site
  • Wi-Fi access and Internet Cafe
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Credit Card Facilities

Credit card & Cash facilities available in the charter. There are two banks (ATMís) in Umkomaas Ė Standard Bank and First National Bank. If paying by EFT, please advise us of confirmation of payment via at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Our Bank Details are:

  • Account Name: Oceanworx cc
  • Bank: Standard Bank
  • Branch: Scottburgh 057 627
  • Account Number: 05 281 9175
  • Reference: Please use your name and invoice number if applicable
  • Swift Code (for international wire transfers): SB ZA ZA JJ

We will refund payment taken for dives that we cancel due to weather or circumstances beyond your control.

Due to the logistics of running a successful dive centre and in order to ensure we schedule our launches efficiently, please advise us a minimum of 24hrs before your dive time if you need to cancel.

Should you wish to cancel your dives at short notice, you may still be charged for them. Dives cancelled due to being cold, seasick or hungover do not qualify and you may still be charged.

Thank you for your understanding