Aliwal Shoal, located on South Africa’s Indian Ocean coast, in Kwazulu-Natal, is a must for divers offering varied, spectacular and thrilling diving.
The shoal is home to over 1,200 species of fish, an abundance of corals and sponges as well as turtles, rays – including devil and manta, schools of pelagic fish and the occasional humpback whale and whale shark.
From June through to November, ragged tooth sharks congregate on the Shoal to mate, and it’s possible to see up to 150 of these ferocious looking, but docile, creatures on a single dive. Later in the year you have the chance of seeing huge tiger sharks and hammerheads. Should you tire of the sharks, you can always dive the area’s wrecks or go looking for the huge (and we mean huge) brindle bass!
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