Scuba Diving in Aliwal Shoal

In a 1953 review of Jacques Yves Cousteau's book 'The Silent World', Erik Linklater writes “Perhaps the most entrancing discovery of our time is the world under sea whose incommunicable beauty is now shared by an increasing number of skilful swimmers cunningly equipped with‘Aqualungs’.”

We now call it scuba diving and Mr. Linklater would probably not be surprised at how popular this activity has become.

Jacques Cousteau rated Aliwal Shoal, 5km off the coast of Kwazulu-Natal, one of…

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Scuba Diving in Aliwal Shoal
Scuba Diving in Aliwal Shoal, South Africa

In a 1953 review of Jacques Yves Cousteau's book 'The Silent World', Erik Linklater writes “Perhaps the most entrancing discovery of our time is the world under sea whose incommunicable beauty is now shared by an increasing number of skilful swimmers cunningly equipped with‘Aqualungs’.”

We now call it scuba diving and Mr. Linklater would probably not be surprised at how popular this activity has become.

Jacques Cousteau rated Aliwal Shoal, 5km off the coast of Kwazulu-Natal, one of the top 10 dive sites in the world. Although Aliwal Shoal is known for its abundance of sharks even out of season the richness of marine life will make for a memorable dive; vast quantities of reef fish, manta-rays, dolphins, turtles and even whales can be observed. Two old shipwreck sites add to the dive diversity.

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South Coast KwaZulu-Natal | Scuba Diving - Aliwal Dive Centre and Lodge

Aliwal Shoal Dive Centre - Scuba Diving and Shark Diving near Umkomaas. Established 15 years ago, this PADI 5 Star IDC Centre launches its boats out to Aliwal Shoal. Rated as one of the world’s top 10 dive sites, you’ll find abundant marine life here – not to mention varying dive depths, wrecks and reefs. We also specialise in baited shark dives for a huge adrenalin rush. You can see and a...

South Coast KwaZulu-Natal | Scuba Diving - Shark Cage Diving KZN

See 5–20 sharks on a 30 minute cage dive in the open sea – no diving experience required. The boat trip includes shark viewing, informative talks on them, marine life and conservation, and a visit to shark nets for an explanation of how they work. The whole trip takes about two and a half hours. Sharks guaranteed or your money back. We view the cage diving experience as a way to connect with...