About Sodwana Bay Lodge Scuba Centre or SBLSC



When, in 1998 Sodwana Dive Retreat (SDR) moved premises onto the lodge we became Sodwana Bay Lodge Scuba Centre. We have serviced the lodge’s divers, on and off site since 1993.
We encompass the Sodwana School of Diving, which started as a NAUI facility in 1993 and evolved into a PADI Dive Centre 1996. We grew and improved further until, in 1999 we became the first PADI 5 star IDC Centre in Sodwana.
As of 2015, we bring to you, twenty two years experience in Sodwana.


Greg de Valle is the General Manager and has been since 1999. An experienced instructor, skipper and dive leader, Greg is renowned for his underwater photography.
He can be contacted on +27 (0)83 229 0318 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Elphas Nxumalo is the Head Skipper and the most experienced skipper in Sodwana he’s driven boats here for over 47 000 divers.