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Explore the wonders diving Aliwal Shoal while on holiday at the sunny South Coast! Discover the majesty diving the reef, explore the hidden wonders diving the wrecks or experience the thrill of diving with sharks… The adventure never ends on Aliwal Shoal with ScubaCo Diving & Travel! Never dived before? Learn to dive with us today & start your adventure! Aliwal Shoal Aliwal shoal is part of a large offshore reef complex. The narrow ridge parallel to the coastline about 3 kilometres (3.1 mi) offshore, more specifically referred to as the Crown, is the part usually referred to as Aliwal shoal, and this area is inside the sanctuary zone of the Marine Protected Area. The shallowest part, extending to within 6 metres of the surface, is at the north end of the Crown. To the north the bottom slopes down relatively steeply, and to the sides the slope is less. The shoal is about 380 metres wide to the north, narrower to the south, and then spreads out towards the coast in the section known as the Ridge. Average depth of the Crown is about 12.5 metres, and the Ridge is about 19.5 metres average depth, with a few isolated pinnacles The shoal offers a variety of dives from open water, advanced and shark to wreck diving. Although the boat ride could be long it is really a nice and different kind of dive every time you go out. Aliwal shoal is a game park and hosts loads of BIG STUFF. There are more than 14 different dive sites and 2 wrecks to choose from, enough to keep you busy for a week or so – that is if you want to dive 2 dives a day, every day!! The different sites also depend on the current and weather conditions, thus it is better to choose when you are here. We can’t guarantee sharks on the reef, but on Aliwal Shoal you never know what is possible! Diving pricing started at R495per person/hour in Umkomaas, KwaZulu-Natal. Excluding scuba diving equipment Shark Diving Come diving with sharks where there are no cages and no limits to what you can achieve! Aliwal Shoal is home to a variety of shark species. Throughout the year our waters offer up some of the most exhilarating diving with shark opportunities in the world. With Oceanic Black tip sharks, dusky sharks, bull sharks and the famous ever present, but shy, tiger shark frequenting our bait stems, we are able to offer world class shark diving in a relaxed, safe and controlled environment, add to these our seasonal ragged tooth sharks (grey nurse shark) and hammerhead sharks the stage is set for one of the most life changing shark diving experiences of your diving career. Shark Diving Pricing starting at R 1500.00 per person. Excluding scuba diving equipment If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
With over 20 years’ experience in the diving industry in South Africa and Mozambique, we are solidly positioned to offer top tier service in diver training, travel and equipment supply. We have extensive knowledge on the conditions and experiences in virtually all of the diving destinations in South Africa and Mozambique. In addition to the traditional destinations, we specialises in bespoke diving trips and it is our mission to share those with you, our clients. Based in Umkomaas, our company is a specialist charter operation focusing on large predator interactions with baited shark diving being a core focus of our business. We pride ourselves on catering to discerning clients in the photography adventure diving industries. Additionally we offer training of all scuba diving courses in a relaxed boutique style setting.
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ScubaCo Terms & Conditions Bookings: Once booked, all bookings remain reservations until the relevant deposit is reflecting in the ScubaCo bank account. Please ensure your proforma invoice details (arrival and departure dates, number of persons etc.) are correct to avoid problems on arrival. A Deposit of 50% is required to secure your booking and outstanding amounts are to be paid in full 21 days prior to arrival. Receipt of deposit and confirmation on booking will be sent once deposit is received. On receipt of the deposit we will assume that you are aware of all charges relating to the activities and services booked, and that you are aware of any charges outside of the original booking. (EG Additional gear rentals, MPA Fees, private tuition fees ect…) Cancellations: - Refunds will be effective for all bookings cancelled 30days prior to booked arrival date. - Within 30 days of arrival date, a cancellation fee of 50% of the deposit will apply. - Cancellations within 7 days of arrival will forfeit full deposit amount. Refunds: - All refunds will be made via original method of payment. The prevailing exchange rate on the day will apply to said refunds. - If we cancel the dives (due to weather or another reason), you will be refunded in full. - No refunds will be given to divers not able to dive due to ear problems, sea sickness, or reasons of their own on the day. Late arrivals: - If you arrive more than 30 minutes late for a booking, the rest of the group will go on to proceed with their dives. No show’s and late arrivals will still be liable for the full cost of the dives and equipment booked. - MPA permits: - Please make sure that your MPA permit (which you can get from us at the shop) is with you at the dive site at all times. Dive Planning: - If your name in on the dive planning board, this is confirmation that you have booked for the dive, should the boat be going and you decide last minute that you will not dive, you will still be charged for a dive at the full dive price. ******************PLEASE CHECK HERE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERTOOD OUR TERMS AND CONDIITIONS BEFORE PROCEEDING. ******************