Dear fellow Divers, Dive Centres & Dive Schools

We would like to take this great opportunity to introduce our self as a new Dive Centre & Guesthouse established in Widenham, Umkomaas. We are right on the doorstep of Aliwal Shoal where scuba diving offers a spectacular array of marine life.

Our B&B “Buddy’s Place” offers exclusive diving and accommodation packages, shark cage, rebreather, wreck & reef diving as well as transfers to and from King Shaka Airport. Two fully-equipped dive boats with experienced Divemasters and Skippers are onsite available exclusively for our guests to explore the shoal, our local shipwrecks and the southern South Coast reefs. We offer exclusive diving and accommodation packages for Dive Centres, Dive Schools and groups/clubs diving with us. Scuba diving is our passion and we want to share this with adventures people like you.

  • Front of Building - Buddy Scuba Adventures
  • Dining Hall - Buddy Scuba Adventures
  • View from Dining Hall - Buddy Scuba Adventures
  • Pool Area - Buddy Scuba Adventures
  • BNB Interior Wall - Buddy Scuba Adventures
  • Our Shop - Buddy Scuba Adventures
  • Land Cruiser Transport - Buddy Scuba Adventures
  • Vehicles Parked - Buddy Scuba Adventures
  • Scuba Diving Boats - Buddy Scuba Adventures


Buddy’s Place is located in Widenham, Umkomaas, a small South Coast diving village, 40 km from Durban and famous for its breathtaking reef dunes on the Aliwal Shoal which is a coral reef about 5 km from the beach. The accommodation comprises 8 bedrooms, ideal for large groups. Each room has coffee- and tea-making facilities and the use of communal bathrooms.

Dive Centre

There are 2, fully equipped dive boats with experienced diving masters and skippers exclusively for the guests’ and will gladly offer special dive and dive packages to diving schools, diving centres, groups and people who want to come diving together. Buddy Scuba specializes in adventure and offers a full range of diving courses as well as transportation from and to King Shaka International Airport.

Tourist Attractions

Aliwal Shoal has 2 shipwrecks, the Nebo and the Produce, as well as a variety of shark species for the thrill-seekers. Other tourist attractions include the famous Umkomaas Golf Course and Empisini Nature Reserve as well as Crock World where the world’s largest crocodile can be seen.

The Neighbourhood

Buddy Scuba’s home is located in Umkomaas, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Buddy’s Place is situated on 4050sqm of land in a very tranquil and private part of town. We offer secure parking to our guests as well as transport to and from King Shaka International airport if needed. We would love to see you all soon.