The Ultimate Shark Package

The perfect package for the adventurous shark diver!

All inclusive. 8 Nights, 9 Days, 7 Diving Days

Get the best shark adventure diving at the 2 best South African shark diving sites.

With more than 6 species of shark, 5 species of rays, potato grouper and Goliath grouper, not to mention a massive bio-diversity of marine life – every dive is packed with action and wonderful photo opportunities.

Species to be Expected

Species to be Expected

Although we encounter all species all year round certain species are more prevalent at certain times of year.

  • Ragged Toothed Shark (Spotted Sand Tiger) : May – October
    During the winter months Aliwal Shoal becomes the breeding grounds for these awesome sharks. Encounters are very close up and they congregate in massive numbers between June and September.
  • Oceanic Black Tip Shark : All year round
    We are very fortunate that we are able to dive with this species all year round in large numbers. Numbers are larger in the summer months November – May. During baited dives encounters with these sharks are awesome. They get really up close and personal!!!
  • Zambezi Shark (Bull Shark) : November – May
    One of the highlights of Protea Banks is encountering Bull Sharks on most dives. During the summer months we can also bait for them which makes for a very exciting experience.
  • White Tip Reef Sharks : All year round
    There is a resident family shiver of sharks that is encountered in specific areas on the pinnacle ridge of Aliwal Shoal.
  • Tiger Shark February : April
    Our apex predator in our area. These sharks are more difficult to see and can be very seasonal. Mostly seen on the baited dives during February to March. But when we do get them they are very curious and can get very close.
  • Hammerhead Shark (Scalloped & Greater) : All year round on Protea Banks
    Although we encounter this species all year round they are more prevalent in the summer months where the scalloped congregate in very large numbers. They are very shy animals and it is difficult to get close. However, when we see them it is always such a fantastic experience. They are most seen at Protea Banks.
  • Other species that can be encountered but less often are Giant guitar Sharks and Dusky sharks.

Itinerary

Day 1 :

Arrive King Shaka International Airport (Durban) & Transfer to Blue Ocean Dive Resort (Umkomaas)

Day 2 :

1 x Shark Dive & 1 x Baited Shark Dive (Aliwal Shoal)

Day 3 :

2 x Shark Dives (Protea Banks)

Day 4 :

2 x Shark Dives (Aliwal Shoal)

Day 5 :

1 x Baited Shark Dive & 1 x Shark Dive (Protea Banks)

Day 6 :

1 x Shark dive & 1 x Baited Shark dive (Aliwal Shoal)

Day 7 :

2 x Shark Dives (Protea Banks)

Day 8 :

2 x Shark Dives (Aliwal Shoal)

Day 9 :

Transfer back to King Shaka International Airport (Durban)

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Airport Taxes
  • Visas
  • Passports
  • Personal/Travel Insurance
  • Gear Hire (available from Blue Ocean Dive Resort)
  • Tips / Gratuities (optional cost at guestโ€™s personal discretion)

Included

  • 8 Nights Accommodation
    (Blue Ocean Dive Resort)
  • 8 dives Aliwal Shoal
    (6 x Shark Dives & 2 x Baited Shark Dives)
  • 6 dives Protea Banks
    (5 x Shark Dives & 1 x Baited Dive)
  • Full Board
  • All Transfers
  • Weight belt, Cylinder and Nitrox Fills (EANX)
  • MPA Permits
    (Aliwal Shoal is a Marine Protected Area)

Package Details

  • Maximum of 8 divers per boat
  • No students on the boat
  • Experienced Shark Guides

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(rates valid 1st November to 31st October annually)

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    Our dive centre offers the below equipment rentals for the duration of this package/dives.
    *per person

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