About Buddy Scuba & Team

Meet Deon & Rina

We would like to take this great opportunity to introduce ourselves as a relatively 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 team always go out of their way to give all their customers the best scuba diving getaway. Although Buddy Scuba is a relatively new company in Scottburgh, Deon and Rina have been scuba diving at all levels, from open water to deep technical diving with many years of personal and training experience. The quality of courses is high while making the experience, educational and safe and lots of fun.


Our B&B “Buddy’s Place” offers exclusive diving and accommodation packages, shark cage snorkelling and diving, rebreather, wreck & reef diving as well as transfers to and from King Shaka Airport or thereabout at your convenience. Two fully-equipped dive boats with experienced divemasters and skippers are onsite, available exclusively for our guests to explore the Aliwal 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 if you want to do group bookings. Scuba diving is our love and passion and we want to share this with adventurous people like you.


How To Find Us

Buddy’s Place is located in Widenham, Umkomaas, a small South Coast diving village, 40 km from Durban and famous for its breath taking 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.

Our 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 Croc World where the world’s largest crocodile can be seen.

Something For Everyone

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 the transport to and from King Shaka International airport if needed. We would love to see you all soon.