Diving charters to Aliwal Shoal and Sodwana Bay, South Africa.

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Located at the Cutty Sark Hotel, situated on the friendly Scottburgh beach. The beach is a bathing beach with shark protection and Lifeguards.

Raggie Cave Dive Center is fully self contained with a small pool and ample kitting up areas as well as hot showers for after dives. Tea and coffee are available in the dive center whilst breakfast a variety of breakfasts and pub lunches can be ordered from the hotel.

This is a perfect place to bring the family for a relaxing day at the beach or pool whilst you go diving. After diving, a braai and social around the pool rounds off a relaxing day. Meet for dives 1 hour before launch time. The boat is loaded once you’ve kitted up.

After your dive brief it is but a short walk to the beach where the boat will already be at the waters edge waiting for you.

Safety is our first priority.

Raggie Cave Dive Center has a high regard for the safety of all passengers. There is no overloading of boats. The maximum divers allowed on any dive charter boat including Instructors and DM’s is 11.

Raggie Cave Dive Center will also not hesitate to cancel a dive because of adverse weather or dive conditions no matter how experienced the crew may be.

Aliwal Shoal Dive Sites

Aliwal Shoal North

  • Pinnacles
  • North Sands
  • Inside/Outside Edge
  • Chunnel
  • Raggies Cave
  • Shark Alley
  • Cathederal
  • South Sands
  • Eel Skins

Aliwal Shoal South

  • Tiger Ledge
  • Castle
  • Towering Inferno
  • Cowrie reef
  • Fern Coral
  • Launders
  • Butchers

About Our Dive Center

Raggie Cave Dive Center offers a personalized and friendly environment in which to discover the beauty of scuba diving. Moxy, the boat mascot performs the duty of lookout. Her favorites include dolphins and whales. She also loves stealing you lollipop onboard – so beware !

Our new premises at the Cutty Sark hotel in Scottburgh on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast are conveniently situated for both the diver and the non diver in your family. Our facilities offer a sand-free environment for kitting up as well as hot showers for when you return from your dive. All kit is loaded onto the boat by our team and launching of the boat takes place right in front of the hotel. Being located on the hotel premises allows for the ordering of breakfasts and pub lunches from the hotel menu – both of which can be delivered and enjoyed poolside at our dive centre.

Eight years in the diving industry ensures that you have a safe and enjoyable experience. Whether it be on the boat, in the water or on the beach. Juan is an avid diver himself and therefore always has the well being of the diver at heart, be it for safety reasons or pure enjoyment of this awesome sport, one can always count on Juan to be 100% safe and best of all – very well informed on the great secrets of Aliwal Shoals diving spots.

Juan organises regular trips to Sodwana Bay and Mozambique for those who wish to taste the pleasures of far-off reefs that are so pristine one would think them untouched.

Raggie Cave Dive Center offers a well organized beach control allowing divers to relax under the gazebo while awaiting their next dive, wash their gear in the fresh-water troughs provided for this purpose while the divermasters and beach controllers load you gear and brief you on your next exciting dive spot.

The well organised beach control makes for effortless and safe diving.