• Duration

    Wednesday – Sunday

    16-20 June 2021

  • Location

    Rocky Bay is located off the KwaZulu-Natal southern coast near Umkomaas and within a Protected Marine Reserve.

  • Available Tickets

    No Maximum number of guests

  • Price
    *4 Nights accommodation
    *5 Reef Dives
    *Including cylinder and air fills.
  • Deposit

    NON REFUNDABLE deposit of R800

Aliwal Shoal MPA is rated as one of the top 10 dive sites in the world.

Rocky Bay is a controlled launch site making it one of the best along the KZN coastline.

Aliwal Shoal consists of the northern reefs, referred to as the Crown Area and the lesser dived southern reefs which are deeper, situated a short distance offshore from Rocky Bay.

These deeper reefs offer an abundance of spectacular corals and fish life big and small including some very special fish such as the tiger angelfish, longnose hawkfish, common sightings include moray eels, nudibranchs, schools of reef fish, game fish, various rays and sharks. With the first few sightings of male ragged tooth sharks in past 2 weeks we are excited that the females should be gathering in numbers soon.


The Diving

Mokarran Dive Charters, situated inside Rocky Bay Resorts, offering hassle free diving at Rocky Bay. The dive centre is a short stroll from your cabin, the beach and the boat launch site. Rocky Bay launch site is a controlled launch site, making this one of the best launching areas along our coast.

We have direct access to the Rocky Bay reefs, situated in the southern section of the greater Aliwal Shoal Marine Protected Area. These southern reefs are for advanced divers as they are deeper reefs. We also dive the northern reefs which are shallower and perfect for open water divers or beginners.

The Rocky Bay Reefs are the lesser dived reefs in the reserve area and offer divers wonderful coral and fish life.  We typically dive using Nitrox to enable longer dive times.

A couple of our popular reefs are:

Cowrie 18-26m
Butchers 18-26m
Fern 19-26m
Castle 16-26m
Landers 22-32m
Geelbeck 22-32m
Umzimayi Wall 22-40m (we typically dive the outside edge at 30m) to name a few.

Basic plans

Divetek goes to Rocky Bay most months. These trips involve taking casual divers to Rocky Bay – Umkomaas. We can also do speciality courses while diving Rocky Bay.

These trips are mostly run over the weekend from a Wednesday to Sunday.

Divetek does all the bookings and arrangements for you and can organise private trips based on availability and group sizes.

The diving operator is based in 1 Old Main Road, Park Rynie, South Coast, KZN South Africa on site at the Rocky Bay Resorts, next to the ever popular Scottburgh Beach. Experience the convenience of simply rolling out of bed into the dive centre. The Resort has private beach access and all rooms have sea view.


Rocky Bay has deep dive sites with a variety of different reefs, so we welcome all Advanced qualification Divers to join us on these trips.

It is also great for the whole family, with great snorkelling spots, so non divers of all ages are welcome to come along.