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Shark Diving Scuba Diving Baited Shark Diving

Aliwal Shoal, South Africa

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below is the answers to our most common questions, if you need more info please contact us.

 

Passport & Visa Requirements?

You must be in possession of a full passport valid for at least 3 months beyond the date of proposed departure.

Visas are issued FREE for South Africa and will be issued to you when you arrive in South Africa.

You can also obtain a visa before travelling, from the South Africa consulate in your own country if there is one.

 

Currency & Changing Money?

Restaurants, bars and shops at the Aliwal Shoal, South Africa accept South African Rands [ZAR].

We accept payments in US Dollars, Euros, UK Pounds and South African Rands.

If you prefer to pay your bill by Credit Card a 5% charge to cover bank charges will be added to your bill.

 

Travelling with anyone under the age of 18-years old?

South Africa have recently changed the law on immigration when travelling with a child under 18-years old.

Please see the South African Home Affairs - NEW immigration regulations brochure >> click here

 

What happens if we miss a scuba dive?

If scuba diving is cancelled due to weather, you will receive a refund for the scuba dive.

If you are scheduled to do a dive and can't [due to hangover etc.] then you will lose the dive.

 

What should I bring?

The area is very casual, and generally the weather is very good

All you should need is shorts, t-shirts, trousers, shirts, costumes and a wind breaker.

Shoes or sneakers, sandals, suntan lotion, sunglasses. In winter a jacket, sweatshirt or sweaters are advisable.

You will also require personal items such as mosquito repellent, aspirin, decongestants, shampoo, toothpaste etc.

A warm water-proof jacket is also a good idea.

We provide towels for the rooms and pool but you may want to bring a towel for the beach.

 

Electrical Adapters

We do have electrical adapters at the lodge that take UK & European plugs but it is generally better to get adapters prior to arrival.

 

What medical precautions should I take?

No compulsory vaccinations are required. Please contact your travel doctor for advice on what is recommended.

 

What are the average Summer [October to March] temperatures?

Daytime Temperature : 26C - 32C

Water Temperature : 23C - 25C

 

What are the average Winter [May to September] temperatures?

Daytime Temperature : 17C - 25C

Water Temperature : 19C - 22C

 

What are the general climate conditions?

September to November : Warm, dry & sometimes windy in the afternoon, sea conditions are calm in the morning.

December to February : Very warm and can be humid. Sea is calm in the morning becoming choppy & windy later.

March to May : Warm and we generally have very little wind. Sea conditions are usually calm.

June to August : Generally warm & dry. Sea conditions are generally calm.

 

What do the breakfasts consist of?

Your stay includes a breakfast consisting of muesli, yoghurt, fruit-salad, toast, cheese, jam, orange juice & tea or coffee.

Please advise if you have any special diet requirements before arriving.

 

Lunches & Dinners?

During your stay with us, you can enjoy lunch & dinner at the lodge as well as at some of the local restaurants.

 

Are tips required?

Tipping is optional, the normal amount is 10% at restaurants etc.

Tips for the staff are optional but they do appreciate any tips.

 

What is the situation with food & water?

Drink lots of water to avoid dehydration. There is no reason why you should become ill but often the change in food and environment can cause illness. A combination of too much sun and alcohol can also cause problems. Bottled water is available at the lodge.

 

What time zone is South Africa in?

South Africa : GMT + 2 hours.

 

How much spending money do I need?

The only spending money you will require will be for lunch, dinner, drinks, souvenirs & tips etc.

Most places accept credit cards & there are ATM machines available.

It is advisable to carry some cash as credit cards can not be processed in the event of a power failure.

 

If you require any additional information, please contact us.

 


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Contact Details

If you are contacting us due to FLIGHT DELAYS or anything URGENT please CALL US as we don't always have access to our email.

 

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+258 84 435 4848

 

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info@scubaaddicts.com

 

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