Aliwal Shoal

Shark at Aliwal Shoal

Destination At A Glance

Water Temperature - 
20°C - 28°C
Ideal Season - 
Year round, with peak season from October to May
Visibility - 
6 - 30 metres - Average 15 metres
Air Temperature - 
20°C - 29°C
Aliwal Shoal is rated as one of the top 10 dive sites in the world and our trip will include the chance to meet a Tiger Shark up close! Add to this Ragged Tooth Sharks, Bull Sharks, Dusky Sharks and huge numbers of Blacktip Sharks and you have the adventure of a lifetime!

Aliwal Shoal is a rocky reef situated 5kms off the Kwazulu-Natal coast and is home to an abundant number of sharks. This tour will include an exciting Tiger Shark dive and three reef dives .

The baited shark dive is an amazing and unique experience and Aliwal Shoal is one of the few places in the world where you can dive with Tiger Sharks without a cage! The coast line is dotted with caves, corals, pinnacles and shipwrecks. These are home to huge variety of marine life including Sharks, Butterfly Rays, huge Brindle Bass, Scorpion Fish, Turtles, Moray Eels and many species of reef fish.

Combine this with the Sardine Run to make the perfect South African experience!


While there are currently no Liveaboards listed in this area, please take a look at the great and varied diving to be had from some wonderful Resorts and Hotels. Click on the Resorts Tab to find out more.



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