Reef or Wreck Dives: All our dives at Aliwal Shoal and surrounding reefs are done via zodiac / rubber duck / rib. These boats are launched with a maximum of 10 divers from the Umkomaas River Mouth or the Beach. The boat ride is between 10 – 15 mins long and we do a backward roll after kit up when we reach our destination. The launches are part of what makes Aliwal Shoal so exciting and our conditions can be truly adventurous.
Aliwal Shoal is a 3km long reef and about 1.5km’s wide, giving us around 20 sites to dive varying between 12m to 27m deep.
We have 3 wrecks. SS Nebo & MV Produce are both recreational dives while the MS Griqualand is a little deeper for Tek Diving at 50m on the floor. Wreck diving is quite popular for these wrecks as they have become home to a few resident Brindel Bass (Goliath Grouper) various eels, octopus, bull sharks close by.
Reef or Wreck Dives take place mainly in the morning but if conditions allow, we dive ALL day. Take a look at our Unlimited Packages.
All reef or wreck dives prices include Cylinder Hire, Weight Hire and Nitrox fills.