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Diving in South Africa and Mozambique

Nowhere else in the world can you experience top class diving and African wildlife blended together to form an inseparable mix of experiences. Dive with great white sharks in the morning and encounter lions in the afternoon.

The dive sites of South Africa and Mozambique fall into a number of distinct regions – each with different climate, eco-systems and diving experiences.

The diving in both South Africa and Mozambique is done from 8-meterRIBs. The dives all start with fantastic launches through the surf. Most of the diving takes place early in the morning, due to the fact that this is normally when the weather and sea conditions are best.

We normally do 2-dives per day however it is possible to enjoy more than 2-dives, should the weather, sea and surf conditions permit. The diving is generally between 20-meters and 30-meters and conditions can be challenging and are only suitable for experienced advanced divers.

 

Diving the Aliwal Shoal, South Africa

Diving South AfricaThe trip out to the Aliwal Shoal takes about 20-mins. The Aliwal Shoal is 5kms in length and has a huge diversity of marine life and is one of the best places in the world to get up close and personal with the Ragged Tooth [Sand Tiger] Sharks, the shoal also attracts a huge variety of sea-life including Tiger & Hammerhead Sharks, Morey Eels, Manta Rays, Whales, Dolphins, Hawk Fish, Groupers, Angelfish, Wrasse, Brindle Bass and much more.

The dive sites on the Aliwal Shoal include two wrecks, the Produce and the Nebo which can only be dived when the current is not to strong dive sites on the Aliwal Shoal include Shark Alley, Pinnacles, Raggies Cave, Manta Point, Chunnel, Anvil Flats, South Sands, False Cathedral, Tiger Cove, Northsands, Eel Skin and Cathedral.

 

Diving the Protea Banks, South Africa

Diving South AfricaThe trip out to the Protea Banks takes about 25-mins starting with fantastic launches through the surf.

The Protea Banks is rated as one of the best shark diving sites in the world, and it is often possible to see up to 5 species of sharks on a single dive including Zambezi [Bull] Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Hammerheads, Blacktip Sharks, Ragged-Tooth Sharks, Bronze Whalers, Giant Guitar Sharks and if you are lucky a passing Great White.

During a dive on the Protea Banks you can also see loads of game fish, dolphin, huge round ribbon-tail rays & more.

 

Diving at Tofo Beach, Mozambique

The dive sites offer great chances of close encounters with Manta Rays on every dive. Whale Sharks are also around all year with the high season being between October & April, when sightings of up to 20 can be see during a boat ride out to the dive sites. We often have up to eight of the gentle giants joining us on a single trip. Humpback Whales visit the areas between June and October and can be seen breaching.

There is a fantastic range of marine life, the reefs are in pristine condition due to the fact that they were untouched during the 17-years civil war.

 
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