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Aliwal Shoal

SharkWEEK South Africa

7-days / 6-nights / 10-dives

Aliwal Shoal, South Africa

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Package Overview

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.

 


 

Flight Requirements

Arrive : Durban Airport @ anytime

Depart : Durban Airport @ anytime

We take care of airport transfers and all other transfers required during your stay with us.

If you are adding a Big-5 Safari package, flights must depart after 16:00 [domestic] and 18:00 [international].

Please do not book flights until you have confirmed availability and we are holding your space/s.

 


 

Extend your Stay?

We offer the following options :

-- SharkWEEK Mozambique [September to May] --

-- Big-5 Safari South Africa --

We take care of all transfers during your stay with us.

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

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 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 dive with sharks on the reefs or wrecks of the Aliwal Shoal. Depending on the species we are aiming to see, some of our dives are baited. 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 --

-- 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.

 

Scuba Diving with Humpback Whales Scuba Diving with Humpback Whales Scuba Diving with Humpback Whales Scuba Diving with Humpback Whales

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.