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NEW NEW NEW  A new DVD "Seasons of Aliwal Shoal" is now available - Be the first to own this excellent DVD which shows the Aliwal Shoal at various times of the year.

Seasons of Aliwal Shoal

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Filmed over a 5 year period, The seasons of Aliwal Shoal encases the best that this unique limestone formation and its surrounding water has to offer. An environment that supports a diverse mix of species that is continually changing with the cycle of the seasons and the movement of the Oceans currents. Here on the Aliwal Shoal resident and transient species live out their daily lives unaware of the part that they play in the masters bigger plan.

The seasons of Aliwal Shoal explores some of the complex relationships that have evolved between species as well the dynamic that ensure balance within this eco system.

In this third film we have attempted to showcase the delicate beauty of this unique and dynamic shoal.

Cost of DVD  R175 (11.50)check www.xe.com plus postage and packaging.

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Shipwrecks of Aliwal Shoal

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The Aliwal Shoal, which is today regarded as one of South Africa's most popular dive destinations was in the past known as a first class shipping menace. The Nebo and the Produce both lie on the Oceans floor, testimony to this fact!

The shipwrecks of Aliwal Shoal takes you on a journey of discovery revealing the stories leading up to the disasters and the history of the coast lines light houses, it showcases the magnificent marine life that now inhabit the wrecks, and explores penetration points and interesting features.

Cost of DVD  R175 (11.50)check www.xe.com plus postage and packaging.

DVD - Wrecks of the Aliwal Shoal - available now please contact us

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Diving responsibly with Aliwal Shoals Ragged tooth Sharks.

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Diving responsibly with Aliwal's Ragged tooth Sharks explores ways for us as divers to enhance the experience by broadening our knowledge and understanding.

In recent years ignorant diver behaviour has seen shark numbers on the Aliwal Shoal dwindle significantly. If we are to conserve this site as a place to experience this magnificent fish in it's natural environment, then there is a need to change the way we as divers interact with them.

The guide lines advocated here in, have been compiled with the help of Andy Cobb and Professor Vic Peddemors.  

Cost of DVD  R135 (9.00) check www.xe.complus postage and packaging.

DVD - Diving responsibly with sharks - available now please contact us Press here - DVD Enquiry

Coming soon Tiger Shark DVD


ALIWAL SHOAL DIVE INFORMATION AND PRICES

Launch From the Umkomaas river mouth or a beach launch if the river is running low. The Aliwal Shoal is approximately 7kms from the Umkomaas river. The dive ribs launch through the Indian Ocean surf which can be a bit hair raising at times, but all part of the fun.

NEBO The Nebo struck the Aliwal Shoal in 1884 in fairly calm weather and went down with it's cargo of railway material with no lives lost. The Nebo lies in about 30 metres of water and is still fairly intact. The wreck attracts lots of reef and pelagic (game) fish.

PRODUCE The wreck of the Norwegian tanker "The Produce" lies at the bottom of the Indian Ocean after striking "The Pinnacles" in 1974. Like the Nebo no lives were lost in this accident. Resting in 30 metres of water the wreck is home to Brindle Bass, King fish. Salmon (Kob), etc. As well a range of tropical reef fish.

RAGGIES CAVE Is where the "Raggies" (Ragged Tooth Shark) all meet up to spend their winter holidays. (South African winter June, July). Although fierce looking they can be approached with caution. Average depth 12m maximum depth 19m. Good chance of finding sharks teeth here!!!

The Pinnacles  Has a depth is 10 - 15 metres. It is best dived when there is little or no current. Many caves, overhangs and gullies can be explored on this reef, and there are usually large shoals of fish resident.

Cathedral  This is a spectacular part of the reef and is where rays, moray eels and ragged tooth sharks congregate, depths range from 10m to 28m.

Ragged-tooth Sharks    Ragged-tooth Sharks congregate in large numbers on Aliwal Shoal between July and November. This Shoal is an enormous sandstone reef approximately 5 km offshore. Dive charter boats, averaging 8 metres long launch through the surf from Umkomaas North beach, 30 km south of Durban International Airport. Favourite dive sites to see the "Raggies" are "Raggies Cave" (17 metres) and "Cathedral" (27 metres). Water temperatures during the viewing season range from 18-22C, but water visibility is far more variable, ranging from zero to 30 m, with an average of 10-12 m. Aliwal Shoal can be dived all year and there are two shipwrecks nearby. The "Nebo" and the "Produce".
 

 


PRICING

Dives Prices
Aliwal R270 )Per Dive Incl. Air Fill
Rocky Bay R270 Incl. Air Fill
Night Dive please enquire


Equipment Rentals Price Per Day (not per dive)
Soft gear R50 per itemHard gear R80 per item
FULL GEAR R250

DIVE TIMES Meet 7 for am 8am dive

Meet 10 am for 11 am dive
 

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