At the Greatest Shoal on Earth
Basing ourselves at Scottburgh on the stunning South Coast of KZN we will be launching daily to go observe the Humpback migration, Mola Molas and many other marine animals.
We will be diving on the world famous Aliwal shoal where large numbers of Ragged Tooth Sharks aggregate during this time. If conditions permit we will also be doing a baited shark dive daily.
There is the option of course of having Sardines around as for several years large shoals have bypassed the Wild Coast and come in along our coastline and if that happens we will focus on working around the baitballs.
Divers will stay in the Cutty Sark Hotel which is where the dive shop is located.
Aliwal shoal off the East Coast of South Africa has become a very well known destination for both local and international divers. The locals because it is probably the most easily accessed reef system and the internationals in large part thanks to the exposure by National Geographic and the Discovery channel, both with relation to the famed Sardine Run and also the winter aggregations of many Grey Nurse Sharks or Sand Tigers, known locally as “Raggies”.
What is not so well known, except to a lucky few, is that there is a southern component to the Aliwal Shoal system. These reef systems are part of the same series of fossilized sand dunes that form the backbone of Aliwal Shoal. However, they are for the most part rarely dived and, more importantly rarely anchored on, so the soft corals in particular are in very good shape.
Please do not leave your Macro set ups at home as the shoal boasts a stunning variety of invertebrate and fish species.