TGCSA 4 STAR
TIGER SHARK DIVING SOUTH AFRICA ALIWAL SHOAL
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Calendar of Animals for South African East Coast
Tiger Sharks Diving with Galeocerdo cuvier
Colour grey above, with vertical black to dark grey bars and spots, bold in young but fading in adults, white below. Huge striped shark with a broad bluntly rounded snout, very long upper labial folds, big mouth with large, saw edged, cockscomb-shaped teeth, spiracles. Prominent interdorsal ridge and low caudal keels.
5km / 3 miles offshore, between Scottburgh and Umkomaas.
7 km boat trip from launch site.50km / 31 miles south of Durban
Seasonality The tiger sharks are present year round. Jan – Jun Dominated by large 3.2m (pcl) females. Jul – Dec Resident sub 3m (pcl) animals
Dive Depth 5 – 8 m / 16.5 – 26.4ft
Surface drift dive
Snorkelling / scuba 21% mix / Nitrox mixes / rebreathersBoat based viewing opportunities available for non-divers.
Typical Visibility 6 – 30 meters / 20 – 100 ft Average 15 meters / 50 ft
Water Temperature Jan – Jun 22 – 28C 3 – 5mm wetsuit advised
Jul – Dec 18 – 24C 5mm wetsuit min. advised
Non-direct international flights into Durban, inbound flights from JoBurg or Cape Town.
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R 1350.00 per person per dive.
Price includes cylinder & weight belt, tiger dive leader / light snacks and refreshments.
Booking essential. Booking terms & conditions apply.Nitrox mixes available upon request at an additional R50.00 per cylinder per day.
Dec – June 08h30 Meet on Beach to kit up & brief 09h00 Launch Return to beach after dive
June-Dec 09h30 Meet on Beach to kit up & brief 10h00 Launch Return to beach after dive
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TIGER SHARK DIVING ALIWAL SHOAL SOUTH AFRICA
Tiger Shark pictures- Aliwal Shoal Umkomaas South Africa
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 18-22°C, 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".
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