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Dive Adventure No. 8
Shark Dive Aliwal Shoal and Mozambique
Not many stretches of coastline can offer shark dives with guaranteed shark sightings, but the east coast of South Africa is one of them! Aliwal Shoal, one hour’s drive south of Durban, is the perfect location to satisfy your shark diving addiction, with daily sightings of a wide variety of species. Top this experience off with a visit to Mozambique’s shark diving capital, Ponta do Ouro.
Shark Dive Aliwal Shoal & Mozambique Adventure – 12 nights / 13 days / 15 dives
Day 1 – The Arrival:
You arrive at King Shaka International Airport in Durban.
From Durban airport it is an hour land transfer to Umkomaas and ScubaAddicts Dive Lodge. From the lodge and your room, you will have a view of the Indian Ocean, and this region is frequented by many species of sharks.
Day 2 to Day 6 – 5 full scuba diving days:
Enjoy at least 2 shark dives a day, either both shark dives, or a combination of one shark dive and one baited shark dive. On normal shark dives, you can expect to see reef sharks and ragged toothed sharks, as well as a variety of other reef life. The baited shark dives are ‘into the blue’ dives where you can expect to see many different species of sharks including tiger sharks and bull sharks.
Day 6 will consist of a morning dive, followed by 3 hour land transfer to St. Lucia Wetlands Reserve. Overnight in St. Lucia
Day 7 – Safari:
A full day of safari in Hluhluwe / Imfolozi Game Reserve, the oldest game reserve in Africa! Overnight in St. Lucia.
Day 8 – Mozambique Bound:
An early rise and transfer north to the South African / Mozambique border and onwards to Ponta do Ouro. An early arrival in Ponta do Ouro means that it is possible to dive on the afternoon of arrival if you are a true dive addict.
Day 9 to Day 12 – 4 full scuba diving days:
Enjoy at least 2 shark dives a day, either both in the morning, or one in the morning and one in the afternoon. There will often be the opportunity of taking part in a third dive some of the days.
Day 12 will consist of a morning dive followed by land transfer back to Umkomaas, overnight at ScubaAddicts Dive Lodge.
Day 13 – The Return Journey:
We hope you have had a brilliant shark diving experience. Land transfer to Durban airport. Our service ends here; we hope to see you again.
The Shark Dive Aliwal Shoal & Mozambique journey idea includes:
Durban airport -> ScubaAddicts Dive Lodge -> St. Lucia Wetlands Reserve -> Ponta do Ouro -> ScubaAddicts Dive Lodge -> Durban airport
6 nights in ScubaAddicts Dive Lodge, breakfast included
4 nights in double room in Ponta do Ouro, breakfast included
2 nights in St. Lucia Lodge, breakfast included
More about ScubaAddicts here.
10 shark dive package, 7 shark dives & 3 baited shark dives (tank, weight and boat included)
1 full day safari at Hluhluwe / Imfolozi Game Reserve, breakfast & lunch included
8 shark dive package in Ponta do Ouro (tank, weight and boat included)
Good to Know
– Good dive gear available for hire.
– Guaranteed shark sightings, or your dives are free!
– Your E-ticket for the regional flight Johannesburg (JNB) to Durban (DUR) will be sent to you beforehand.
– Citizens of the European Union don’t need a Visa for South Africa.
– You can get your Visa for Mozambique at the Kosi Bay border post en route to Ponta do Ouro. (85 USD$ to be paid at arrival)
– All journey ideas can be customized to your travel needs, wishes and ideas. Please contact us for more information.