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About ScubaAddicts

ScubaAddicts is one of the longest running dive tour operators in South Africa & Mozambique. Join us for a Shark Diving Adventure and dive with sharks at the Aliwal Shoal in South Africa & in Ponta Do Ouro Mozambique. Our shark diving packages are fully guided and during your shark diving holiday you will scuba dive at the Aliwal Shoal in South Africa & Ponta Do Ouro in Mozambique.
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About Us

ScubaAddicts Diving Adventures

ScubaAddicts is owner managed by Craig & Shona and together with our very experienced dive team, we offer a year-round scuba diving packages at the Aliwal Shoal in South Africa & on the reefs of Ponta Do Ouro, Ponta Molangane & Ponta Mamoli in Mozambique.

From the moment you arrive, we are your hosts, guides and dive guides for the duration of your stay with us in South Africa & Mozambique.

Our packages include Airport Transfers, All transport & transfers, Accommodation, Scuba Diving, Cylinders, Air-fills, Weights, Weight Belts and Scuba Diving Permits as required for your package.

Arrive at Durban International Airport where we will meet you and we take care of the rest!

The History of ScubaAddicts

"ScubaAddicts was started with a single vision, to deliver top quality scuba diving adventures for Qualified divers!"

Having been told by many divers who had travelled to dive in South Africa that they hadn't seen sharks whilst scuba diving in South Africa, Craig who grew up in South Africa, decided to start a dive operation focussed on scuba diving with sharks!

Dive operators were offering dive courses & daily diving which meant qualified divers coming on holiday would have student divers, novice divers & qualified scuba divers on the same boat. This causes problems with selecting dive sites as well as the dive guide having to focus on divers instead of finding Sharks! We decided that we would only offer scuba diving for qualified divers so our dives & dive sites are not restricted by having student or novice divers on our boats.

There was NO dive operator offering scuba diving packages that included every aspect that a diver would need when travelling to South Africa and Mozambique and so ScubaAddicts was born.

In 2002 we started offering guided dive packages that included the top dive sites South Africa & Mozambique had to offer.

In 2003 after many requests, we expanded our scuba diving packages into Mozambique and added our extension packages which include Big-5 Game Safari in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Reserve and Great White Cage Diving at Dyer Island with ScubaAddicts taking care of all bookings and transfers making in easy for scuba divers to see more of South Africa and Mozambique.

In 2006 ScubaAddicts started to offer Sardine Run packages and in 2007 we decided that during the Sardine Run we would move our dive operation to Cremore Estate in Port St Johns and every year we return there for one of the most amazing adventures on the scuba diving calendar.

In 2007 we built ScubaAddicts Dive Resort & Dive Centre based at the Aliwal Shoal in South Africa, purchased our own dive boats and a vehicle for transfers and we haven't looked back.

In 2009 SharkWEEK South Africa was born and over the next 6-years we offered Shark Diving in South Africa at the Aliwal Shoal & Protea Banks which has offered divers some awesome shark diving experiences.

Since 2012 we have had HUGE requests for more Mozambique packages and together with Mike in Ponta Do Ouro, we have been offering guided dive packages on selected dates to dive with the Tiger Sharks, Bull Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, Silvertip Sharks, Grey Reef Sharks, Dusky Sharks, Java Sharks and much more.

In 2016 took an AWESOME step forward, we purchased Planet Scuba Lodge in Ponta Do Ouro, Mozambique, partnered with Mike and Leanne, built an on site dive centre and ScubaAddicts Mozambique was born!

Having our own Dive Lodge in Ponta Do Ouro, Mozambique has made a HUGE change for us. We are getting much better shark diving and less cancelled diving days in Ponta Do Ouro, Mozambique than when we were diving Protea Banks in South Africa.

We have also decided to no longer offer scuba diving at Protea Banks. Over the years with the global weather changes and also the decline in shark diving at Protea Banks, we have decided that instead of having divers travel long distances and then face cancelled diving days at Protea Banks, we will offer packages that offer the same type of diving but that are much more reliable.

In 2018 having operated the Sardine Run for 15-years, we have stopped offering Sardine Run packages so that we can focus on our shark diving packages in South Africa and Mozambique. By not offering Sardine Run we can now offer the shark diving holidays all year-round.

Join us for some amazing shark diving adventures in South Africa & Mozambique!

ScubaAddicts in South Africa

ScubaAddicts Dive Resort & Dive Centre in South Africa is perfectly situated for diving the Aliwal Shoal.

Every room at ScubaAddicts Dive Resort & Dive Centre has 100% ocean views over-looking the Indian Ocean, miles of sandy beaches and the Aliwal Shoal, rated as one of the top shark diving sites in the world! Our on-site dive centre means no daily transfers between your accommodation and dive centre! Just wake-up, roll out of bed and go shark diving - awesome!

While the main focus is to scuba dive with the many shark species found on the Aliwal Shoal including Tiger Sharks, Blacktip Sharks, Ragged Tooth Sharks, Dusky Sharks, Guitar Sharks, Bull Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks & more, the Aliwal Shoal is also home to a huge variety of other marine life including Whales, Dolphin, Turtles, Manta Rays, Devil Rays, Eagle Rays, Ribbontail Rays, Eels, Game Fish, Reef fish & more.

Aliwal Shoal is also home to the wrecks of the MV Produce [1974] & the Nebo [1884] which are great wreck dives.

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ScubaAddicts in Mozambique

ScubaAddicts Dive Resort & Dive Centre is centrally located in the small town of Ponta Do Ouro in Mozambique.

The lodge has awesome views over-looking the ocean and is perfectly situated for scuba diving the reefs of Ponta Do Ouro, Ponta Molangane & Ponta Mamoli which offers awesome shark diving and reef diving.

Scuba Dive with Bull Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Silvertip Sharks and many other species of shark and are also home to a huge variety of other marine life including Whales, Dolphin, Turtles, Manta Rays, Devil Rays, Eagle Rays, Ribbontail Rays, Moray Eels, Game Fish, many species of reef fish & much more.

Every room at the dive lodge is air-conditioned and has ensuite facilities with showers!

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