ScubaAddicts Dive Centre & Lodge

Aliwal Shoal South Africa | Ponta Do Ouro Mozambique
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Ponta Do Ouro, Mozambique
Aliwal Shoal, South Africa

Scuba Diving Feedback

Below is some of the feedback we have received from divers that have joined to diving with Sharks in South Africa & Mozambique as well as the Sardine Run in South Africa. We have removed their contact details to stop unsolicited email being sent to them.

If you would like some details to contact them for feedback please contact us.

Hi Craig, Shona and the rest of the team,

Thank you for the amazing hospitality we experienced two weeks ago. From the first moment you picked us up at the airport, and every day, till the last moment when we left we were treated so well, and really looked after. Keith, Vegard the Viking and Tulu were friendly and professional, and ensured we had excellent and safe diving. Rose has definitely passed her fear of sharks, and looks forward to seeing more of the beautiful animals in the future. The lodge and dive centre are really well laid out and comfortable. We look forward to diving with you again in the future. Congratulations on a great operation.

Rose and Carsten

Hi Craig And Shona


Two weeks back and still raving about the great time we had with you, not just the diving but the whole set up. You made us all feel at home. We also had a really had a good group who got on well together, and we are keeping in touch. I'm sure Maggie and I will visit South Africa again and you will be our first choice Once again thanks for a great time and please pass on our regards to the rest of the team.


Regards Mick & Maggie

Hi Shona & Craig 

Meant to email sooner, to thank you both for a really great week of excellent diving and brilliant hospitality.  It really was one of the best weeks diving I have had anywhere. You make everyone feel very welcome and everything runs with friendly professionalism.  A great team, including Diesel. I hope to return again in the not too distance future, to do one of your tours [maybe the Sardine Run].  I will have to work on the wife to get a 2 week trip and see if a few of the folk from the Dive Club are interested. Take Care.


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Hi :)

First and foremost, many thanks for a fantastic and wonderful holiday. We really enjoyed it and recommended it to a lot of people. Our days on safari were also fantastic. We saw a lot of different animals, including the big five, so that was very good.

I know we promised not to say it, but we do it anyway, we saw a leopard.

We hope your stay in Kruger also was very good, and we hope you saw a leopard too.

I hope we meet again in the future.

Best regards
Tommy and Camilla

Hi Guys,

Hi Shona & Craig - Just a quick note to thank you and your crew for making our Alex & Dave's holiday a very memorable and enjoyable occasion.  They have written to us today to let us know that they had the perfect time and that you all looked after them so well.

Thank you so much.

Kind Regards,

Alison Rider

Oonas Divers UK

Hi Guys,

Just a quick e-mail to say thanks for everything on our recent trip. What stood out to me was your professionalism, knowledge, passion, enthusiasm, attention to detail and the fact that you work about 18 hours a day. Please rest or you won't make 45.

I know I can be a pain asking loads of questions about elasmobranchii etc. most people think I am a nightmare, you guys actually did not seem to mind my endless questions and thirst for knowledge. I learnt lots from you all especially Craig and Keith, and I cannot thank you enough. The service at Scuba Addicts is second to none, and it felt more like staying at someone's house as a guest rather than a paying customer.

I am already planning my next trip with you, I would really like to do the trip where you travel up the coast for Bull Sharks & Hammerheads and just wondered if you are planning one of these trips for Jan or Feb. Please keep me posted as myself and Wayne are already excited about the prospect of this encounter.

Thanks again for everything and good luck to you all for the future.

P.S. the tattoo of the Tiger is already a work in progress, I will send you a picture when it is completed.

Jules (confirmed shark geek, loud bald person and general pain in the bum)

Hi Craig & Shona

Just been looking through my photo's of diving with you last year and remembering what a fantastic time I had diving with you and how well you looked after me. Hope everything is going well for you all. I've recommended you to all the divers I've come across and will continue to.

Thanks again for a great time

Best wishes Jim Smith

Hi Craig

We have received some feedback from Robin Gibbs, who joined you in May.

He said: "The whole Scuba Addicts team were outstanding. Every day they went the extra mile to ensure that we had the best trip. The local knowledge was first rate. Definitely the best dive operator I have dived with, in 14 years of diving!

Sent by Helen Brown - Dive Worldwide - UK

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Comments from the Divers Travel Club.

"ScubaAddicts is owner managed by Craig Smith who, whilst living & working in the UK & Europe started operating shark diving adventures to South Africa & Mozambique. After hearing various complaints about the local dive operators, Craig who grew up in South Africa took his extensive knowledge of diving & sailing along these coastlines and combined it with the international experience gained whilst working & travelling in the UK & Europe and started operating quality diving adventures in South Africa & Mozambique. Focusing on small groups, personal high quality service, superb accommodation and combined with their passion for the wildlife along the coastline of South Africa & Mozambique, Craig & the ScubaAddicts team ensure your diving adventure exceeds expectations."

[ Divers Travel Club - UK]

To the ScubaAddicts team,

I've just about survived my first week back in the office. Thanks again for arranging for all the amazing stuff to be in the right place at the right time. It was a pleasure to dive with you.

Cheers again.

Kevin Gardner, London

Hi Shona, Hi Craig,

The working week in London just finished for Easter, but starting back was still quite a nasty shock to the system.


I would like to say thanks for your wonderful hospitality and the astonishing level of care we received while with you.  The amount of time you put in to being with your guests and seeing them not just dive safely but also fed and watered through every day was amazing.  I've no idea how you manage this while in parallel getting a house built and covering the endless day-to-day tasks around running boats and gas fills and so on as well.


Steve Gibbons, England

Thanks once again to Craig, Dave & Eugene for a fantastic trip, and the way they looked after us. This was our second trip and was better than the first.  We thought the Humpback Whales at Protea and White Sharks in Cape Town were amazing, but nothing to the Manta action in Mozambique. Mantas every dive, and the final dive, WOW!!  It is worth a trip to the Kruger just to stay with Nick and Bernadette and get a close up view of the animals in the garden.  The bush walk at the Kruger was an amazing experience.  Can't wait till we see you all again for our third trip.

Luv Maggie & Andy, Porthkerris Divers, Cornwall

Hi ScubaAddicts,

We would both like to say a very BIG thanks you for such a wonderful holiday [the best we ever had]. Everything was certainly better than we could have possibly wished for and we feel that this was down to the way the whole tour was put together. We are already trying to wrangle another trip out next year and will be in contact when we have sorted out time off etc. Thanks once again for a fantastic holiday.

Anne & Paul Russell, UK

Hi Craig,

Just wanted to say thanks for the tour - we had a really great time and some great diving - happy for you to use us as contacts if anyone wants an opinion. We totally enjoyed all aspects of our time in South Africa and have decided it really was one of the best holidays we have had!!! So thanks to you and Eugene. Certainly planning to come back and do it again very soon.

Regards Nikki & John Cantel, UK

Hello to all at ScubaAddicts,

Just to let you know I got back on Sunday. Well I had a fantastic time in S.A. I thought the tour ran like clockwork and was very well organised, thanks for your hospitality and service, I had a great introduction to Africa that has whetted the appetite for more. I will certainly recommend ScubaAddicts to other divers.

Cheers Andy Roberts - London, UK

P.S. I brought some biltong back to the office & it didn't go down well!

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Hello ScubaAddicts,

We would like to thank Craig & Eugene for a fantastic holiday, we look forward to meeting you again hopefully in November. Take care, we will see you at the dive show.

James & Vicky Clarke - UK

Hi Craig & the team,

We have now been 3 times and it just keeps getting better, I am reluctant to spread the word as the selfish part of me does not want to tell anyone how good the trips are and I want to keep it all to myself. Where in the world can you dive with mantas, tiger sharks, zambezi [bull] sharks and cuddly ragged tooth sharks, dolphin, turtles, rays, the list is endless and lets not forget the humpback whales on the way out and back to the beach, in the morning and in the afternoon go see rhino, hippos, elephants, giraffe, zebra , again the list is endless; there is nowhere in the world like it, I love it and will be back again [sorry Craig!!]. ScubaAddicts are there to meet you at the airport and are with you the whole trip until you go home, you are not passed onto someone else who you have not booked with which does happen with other operators. Thanks to all at ScubaAddicts for making our trips so good and we would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone. All the best from everyone at the ABC of Scuba Diving. See you again very soon.

Regards Stan Etheridge,

ABC of Scuba Diving, Kent, UK

Hi Craig / Shona and the crew,

Just to say a big thank you from Tapsa and myself for another great diving holiday!!! It was some of the best shark diving I have ever encountered with all those tigers coming in real close. I will have to  come again to see them again. I will probably come over in the next year or so to dive the Sardine Run in Port St Johns.

Best regards James & Tapsa.

Hi Craig and Shona,

A huge thanks to you both and to Dave for an excellent holiday. I told you after the first week that it was shaping up to be the best holiday ever and it definitely was.

Diving in Cathedral with Ragged-tooth sharks while listening to the humpback whales singing, the baited shark dive surrounded by over 30 sharks were just some of the highlights!

Apart from the diving, thanks to you all for your hospitality and the BBQs! All the best with your lodge, and see you again soon.

Kindest regards,

Martina Nolan [Oct 2007]

Dear Craig

Thank you for a fantastic week of shark diving. All dives were led with professionalism and experience with spectacular shark encounters. Thanks for the great company and commitment to delivering the best diving ever.

Mark Jones [April 2005]

Packages & Costs

We offer a number of different scuba diving packages at our dive centres in both South Africa & Mozambique.

All our scuba diving packages are all fully guided by our ScubaAddicts team.

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From the moment you arrive we are your hosts, guides and dive guides for the duration of you stay with us.

Our scuba diving packages include ALL transfers, accommodation and scuba diving as per the itinerary.