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Aliwal Shoal South Africa


 

Welcome to SharkWEEK South Africa

Season : All Year-round

Aliwal Shoal, South Africa

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Package Overview

7-days / 6-nights / 10-dives

Aliwal Shoal, South Africa

Starts : Durban Airport, South Africa.

Ends : Durban Airport, South Africa.

 

Join ScubaAddicts for SharkWEEK South Africa and dive with sharks at the Aliwal Shoal in South Africa.

Our shark diving at the Aliwal Shoal in South Africa offers a huge diversity of shark species, including our main species, Ragged Tooth Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Bull Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, Dusky Sharks, Guitar Sharks, Whitetip Reef Sharks and more.

Whilst our main attractions are Sharks, the reefs the Aliwal Shoal in South Africa are home to a huge variety of marine animals including Dolphin, Turtles, Mantas, Devil Rays, Eagle Rays, Moray Eels, Game Fish, Paperfish & much more!

 

Scuba Diving with Ragged Tooth Sharks Scuba Diving with Tiger Sharks Scuba Diving with Ribbontail Rays Scuba Diving with Blacktip Sharks

 

Why dive with ScubaAddicts?

We offer shark diving and scuba diving packages for qualified scuba divers only.

We don't offer ANY dive courses so your dives and dive sites are not restricted by student divers on the boats.

We focus on small groups which means better sightings and quality diving with fewer divers in the water.

On-site Dive Centre at Scubaaddicts Dive Resort means no transfers between accommodation and dive centre.

 


 

Itinerary Summary

Day 1 : Arrive Durban Airport -- Transfer & Overnight ScubaAddicts, Aliwal Shoal, South Africa.

Day 2 : 2 x Shark Dives Aliwal Shoal South Africa -- Overnight ScubaAddicts, Aliwal Shoal, South Africa.

Day 3 : 2 x Shark Dives Aliwal Shoal South Africa -- Overnight ScubaAddicts, Aliwal Shoal, South Africa.

Day 4 : 2 x Shark Dives Aliwal Shoal South Africa -- Overnight ScubaAddicts, Aliwal Shoal, South Africa.

Day 5 : 2 x Shark Dives Aliwal Shoal South Africa -- Overnight ScubaAddicts, Aliwal Shoal, South Africa.

Day 6 : 2 x Shark Dives Aliwal Shoal South Africa -- Overnight ScubaAddicts, Aliwal Shoal, South Africa.

Day 7 : Transfer to Durban International Airport.

* Extra diving is available should conditions allow and can be arranged when you are here.

 

Extend your Stay?

We offer the following options :

-- SharkWEEK Mozambique [September to June] --

-- Reef Diving & Humpback Whales in Mozambique [June to September] --

-- Big-5 Safari South Africa --

 


 

2018 Package Costs

Diver [sharing] : R12,800.00 [approx : €806 / £701]

Diver [single room] : R14,500.00 [approx : €914 / £795]

Non-Diver [sharing] : R7,200.00 [approx : €453 / £395]

 

2019 Package Costs

Diver [sharing] : R13,800.00 [approx : €870 / £756]

Diver [single room] : R14,800.00 [approx : €932 / £810]

Non-Diver [sharing] : R7,800.00 [approx : €492 / £427]

 

Please Note : The Non-Diver package does not include going out on the boat.

Exchange Rates are based on R15.87 [Rand] to €1 [Euro] and R18.23 [Rand] to £1 [GBP] as at 09/11/2018

Exchange Rates do vary - latest exchange rates www.xe.com

 


 

What's Included

Airport Transfers

ALL Local Transfers

6 x nights Accommodation Aliwal Shoal South Africa

Daily Breakfast

10 x shark dives Aliwal Shoal South Africa

Cylinders & Air-fills

Weight Belts & Weights

Diver Permits

 

What's Not Included

Flights & Taxes

Passports & Visas

Personal Insurance

Dive Gear [can be hired]

Lunches

Dinners

Drinks

 


 

Dates, Availability & Booking Information

 

To check dates and availability please select the YEAR that you require to join us.

Before booking flights please CONFIRM availability for the dates that you require.

 

 


 

Detailed Itinerary

 

Day-1 : Arrival

Arrive Durban International Airport -- Transfer to & Overnight ScubaAddicts Dive Resort in South Africa.

When you arrive at Durban International Airport [KSIA / DUR] [or other pick-up points as required], we will meet you and transfer you to ScubaAddicts Dive Resort & Dive Centre which is situated in the diving town of Umkomaas about 80km from Durban Airport and about 50kms south of Durban.

When you arrive at ScubaAddicts Lodge & Dive Centre, you will be checked into your room, spend the day relaxing on the beach or around the pool and get to meet the team. In the late afternoon we will give you a briefing about the shark diving at the Aliwal Shoal.

In the evening enjoy dinner at the lodge or at one of the local restaurants [we will provide transport].

Overnight ScubaAddicts Lodge & Dive Centre, Aliwal Shoal South Africa.

 

Accommodation in Umkomaas at the Aliwal Shoal Accommodation in Umkomaas at the Aliwal Shoal Accommodation in Umkomaas at the Aliwal Shoal Accommodation in Umkomaas at the Aliwal Shoal

 

Day-2 to Day-6 : Shark Diving Aliwal Shoal

2 x Shark Dives Aliwal Shoal South Africa -- Overnight ScubaAddicts Lodge & Dive Centre, Aliwal Shoal South Africa.

After breakfast we meet at the dive centre to kit-up and prepare for the days shark diving on the Aliwal Shoal. The diving starts with a surf launch from either the Umkomaas River or Umkomaas Beach depending on the tide and conditions.

Our focus each day is to dive with sharks on the Aliwal Shoal in South Africa. The Aliwal Shoal is home to many species of shark including Tiger Sharks, Ragged Tooth Sharks, Blacktip Sharks, Bull Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, Guitar Sharks & Whitetip Reef Sharks.

The Aliwal Shoal is also home to a huge variety of other marine life including Whales, Whale Sharks, Dolphin, Turtles, Manta Rays, Devil Rays, Eagle Rays, Ribbontail Rays, Moray Eels, Game Fish, many species of reef fish & much more. There are also two wrecks that we can scuba dive, the MV Produce [1974] & the Nebo [1884].

Each day we offer shark diving on the reefs or wrecks of the Aliwal Shoal. We dive with sharks on the Aliwal Shoal and we also offer baited shark dives. Our baited shark dives take place on the southern end of the Aliwal Shoal. Whilst our main focus of the baited shark dives is to scuba dive with Tiger Sharks, we also often get other species of shark joining us on the dives including Blacktip Sharks, Dusky Sharks, Bull Sharks and sometimes other species. Before our shark dives, we will give a full briefing to help you to understand the sharks behaviour and how we behave in return.

After the shark diving we return to the dive lodge where there are hot showers and a secure wet-room to store your gear, ready for the next days shark diving. In the afternoons if the conditions allow we offer extra scuba diving or relax at the lodge, walk on the beach or visit local attractions.

In the evening enjoy dinner at the lodge at one of the local restaurants, we will provide transport.

Overnight ScubaAddicts Lodge & Dive Centre, Aliwal Shoal South Africa.

 

Scuba Diving with Tiger Sharks Scuba Diving with Ragged Tooth Sharks Scuba Diving with Dusky Sharks Scuba Diving with Ragged Tooth Sharks

 

Day 7 : Departure.

Airport Transfer to Durban Airport.

Enjoy breakfast before being transferred to Durban Airport in time for your flight.

You can depart from Durban International at anytime.

Other transfers can also be arranged.

 


 

Extend your Stay?

We offer the following options :

-- SharkWEEK Mozambique --

-- Reef Diving & Humpback Whales in Mozambique --

-- Big-5 Safari South Africa --

 


 

Dates & Availability

To check dates and availability please select the YEAR that you require to join us.

Before booking flights please CONFIRM availability for the dates that you require.

 


 

Accommodation

 

Our Aliwal Shoal accommodation is at ScubaAddicts Dive Resort in Umkomaas, South Africa and is perfect for scuba diving at Aliwal Shoal.

Every room at ScubaAddicts Resort & Dive Centre has 100% ocean views over-looking the Indian Ocean, miles of sandy beaches and the Aliwal Shoal.

Our on-site dive centre means no daily transfers between your Aliwal Shoal accommodation and dive centre!

Just wake-up, roll out of bed and go shark diving - awesome!

 

Accommodation in Umkomaas at the Aliwal Shoal Accommodation in Umkomaas at the Aliwal Shoal Accommodation in Umkomaas at the Aliwal Shoal Accommodation in Umkomaas at the Aliwal Shoal

 

Facilities

Every Room has 100% ocean views.

FREE Wi-Fi Internet Access.

On-site dive centre.

Transport is available at the lodge.

Miles of sandy beaches.

Swimming Pool.

Beachfront Lodge.

Satellite TV [DSTV].

Local Excursions.

Laundry Service.

 


 

About the Diving

 

We offer daily shark diving on the reefs of the Aliwal Shoal in South Africa.

The reefs are home to a huge variety of marine animals including Sharks, Dolphin, Turtles, Rays, Eels, Game Fish, many species of reef fish & more!

Water temperature ranges between 23C and 25C during our summer [September to May] and to 20C and 22C in our winter [June to August].

 

Scuba Diving with Tiger Sharks Scuba Diving with Round Ribbontail Ray Shark Diving with Bull Sharks Shark Diving with Blacktip Sharks

 

Why dive with us at the Aliwal Shoal?

NO Dive Courses so your dive sites and dives will not be restricted by having student divers on the boat.

On-site Dive Centre at Scubaaddicts Dive Resort means no transfers between accommodation and dive centre.

Smaller groups, so better sightings and quality diving!

 

Shark Diving with Whale Sharks Scuba Diving with Devil Rays Scuba Diving with Turtles Shark Diving with Blacktip Sharks

 

Shark Diving

The Aliwal Shoal is situated about 5-kms from the small diving town of Umkomaas and is rated as one of the top shark diving sites in the world.

Each day we do a mixture or shark dives on the reefs or wrecks and also baited shark dives. Our baited shark dives take place on the southern end of the Aliwal Shoal. Whilst the main focus is on scuba diving with Tiger Sharks, we also often get other species of shark joining us on the dives including Blacktip Sharks, Dusky Sharks, Bull Sharks and sometimes other species. Before our shark dives, we will give a full briefing to help you to understand the sharks behaviour and how we behave in return.

During your stay you will get to observe the sharks, learn how to identify the different species, understand the sharks behaviour and understand how sharks interpret your behaviour in return.

 

Scuba Diving with Tiger Sharks Scuba Diving with Blacktip Sharks Scuba Diving with Leopard Sharks Scuba Diving with Hammerhead Sharks

 

Reef Diving

The Aliwal Shoal is home to a huge variety of marine life including Sharks, Dolphin, Turtles, Rays, Eels, Game Fish, Reef fish & more.

The area attacts a large number of pelagic fish which spend time on many of the reefs during the year.

Reef diving takes place all year and we have loads of very special unique species [e.g. Paper Fish].

Join us for the ultimate scuba diving adventure at the Aliwal Shoal in South Africa.

 

Scuba Diving with Honeycomb Rays Scuba Diving with Ragged Scorpion Fish Scuba Diving with Ribbontail Rays Scuba Diving with Turtles

 

Humpback Whales

Between July and November the annual Humpback Whale migration passes the Aliwal Shoal.

We see the Humpback Whales daily from the boats and also from the dive resort and sometimes we are lucky enough to have the Humpback Whales approch us whilst we are scuba diving.

 

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Getting to the Aliwal Shoal in South Africa

 

Our packages include ALL transfers as per the itinerary.

Durban Airport <-----> Umkomaas

 

If you would like to extend your stay, we also offer transfers between our dive resorts at Aliwal Shoal South Africa and Ponta Do Ouro Mozambique for SharkWEEK Mozambique or our Big-5 Safari extension.

Aliwal Shoal <-----> Ponta Do Ouro

Aliwal Shoal <-----> St Lucia

 

We are located 60-minutes south of Durban International Airport and 40-minutes south of Durban.

 


 

Dates & Availability

Please CONFIRM availability BEFORE booking flights.

 

2018 Dates & Availability

SharkWEEK South Africa

Please CONFIRM availability BEFORE booking flights.

 

December 2018

02-12-2018 to 08-12-2018

09-12-2018 to 15-12-2018

 

No Packages from Mid-December 2018 to Early January 2019

Local school holidays means that there are just too many holiday makers and divers at the Aliwal Shoal in South Africa.

This means we can not offer our usual high qualitity standards.

Whilst this may not be seen as a good business decision as we could easily fill our packages, we would rather you join us during the rest of the year when we can offer quality shark diving!

2019 Dates & Availability

SharkWEEK South Africa

Please CONFIRM availability BEFORE booking flights.

 

January 2019

04-01-2019 to 10-01-2019

08-01-2019 to 14-01-2019

13-01-2019 to 19-01-2019

20-01-2019 to 26-01-2019

27-01-2019 to 02-02-2019

 

February 2019

03-02-2019 to 09-02-2019

10-02-2019 to 18-02-2019

17-02-2019 to 23-02-2019

24-02-2019 to 02-03-2019

 

March 2019

03-03-2019 to 09-03-2019

05-03-2019 to 11-03-2019

10-03-2019 to 16-03-2019

17-03-2019 to 23-03-2019

24-03-2019 to 30-03-2019

31-03-2019 to 06-04-2019

 

April 2019

07-04-2019 to 13-04-2019

14-04-2019 to 20-04-2019

21-04-2019 to 27-04-2019

28-04-2019 to 04-05-2019

 

May 2019

05-05-2019 to 11-05-2019

12-05-2019 to 18-05-2019

19-05-2019 to 25-05-2019

26-05-2019 to 01-06-2019

 

June 2019

02-06-2019 to 08-06-2019

09-06-2019 to 15-06-2019

16-06-2019 to 22-06-2019

23-06-2019 to 29-06-2019

30-06-2019 to 06-07-2019

 

July 2019

07-07-2019 to 13-07-2019

14-07-2019 to 20-07-2019

21-07-2019 to 27-07-2019

28-07-2019 to 03-08-2019

 

August 2019

04-08-2019 to 10-08-2019

11-08-2019 to 17-08-2019

18-08-2019 to 24-08-2019

25-08-2019 to 31-09-2019

 

September 2019

01-09-2019 to 07-09-2019

08-09-2019 to 14-09-2019

15-09-2019 to 21-09-2019

22-09-2019 to 28-09-2019

29-09-2019 to 05-10-2019

 

October 2019

06-10-2019 to 12-10-2019

13-10-2019 to 19-10-2019

20-10-2019 to 26-10-2019

27-10-2019 to 02-11-2019

 

November 2019

03-11-2019 to 09-11-2019

10-11-2019 to 16-11-2019

17-11-2019 to 23-11-2019

24-11-2019 to 30-11-2019

 

December 2019

01-12-2019 to 07-12-2019

08-12-2019 to 14-12-2019

 

No Packages from Mid-December 2019 to Early January 2020

Local school holidays means that there are just too many holiday makers and divers at the Aliwal Shoal in South Africa.

This means we can not offer our usual high qualitity standards.

Whilst this may not be seen as a good business decision as we could easily fill our packages, we would rather you join us during the rest of the year when we can offer quality shark diving!

 


 

Booking your Package

Please CONFIRM availability BEFORE booking your flights.

 

To Confirm Availability and Book your Package send an email with the following information

 

TIP : Copy and Paste the following information.

 

1. Package : SharkWEEK South Africa

2. Required Dates : [select from availability]

3. Number of Divers :

4. Number of Non-Divers :

5. No. of Single Rooms [1 x Double Bed] :

6. No. of Twin Rooms [2 x Single Beds] :

7. No. of Double Rooms [1 x Double Bed] :

8. Extend your Stay : [e.g. Big-5 Safari]

9. Any Additional Comments :

 

Send your email to info@scubaaddicts.com

ALL emails will be responded to within 12-hours if you haven't received a reply please Contact Us!

 


 

Booking Conditions

Once we receive your enquiry, we will confirm availability by email and send you all the booking information.

To confirm your booking we require a 20% non-refundable deposit.

Final payment is required 6-weeks before the start date of your Scuba Diving package.

We accept credit card payments & bank transfers.

 

 

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Aliwal Shoal, South Africa.

 

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Aliwal Shoal, South Africa.

 

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