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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 - 21 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 18 people
Destination(s): South Africa  
Specialty Categories: Scuba Diving  
Season: March - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1150 South Africa Rand (ZAR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1150 South Africa Rand (ZAR)

This tour will take you to the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, which has many "sleepy" coastal resorts popular with the locals in holiday season. You will be staying at very comfortable Bed and Breakfast establishments, which will ensure that you enjoy personal attention and hospitality.

Most of the dives will take place on the Aliwal Shoal, which was recently voted by an international dive magazine as one of the top ten dive sites in the world. The reef has many steep drop offs, caverns and pinnacles.

* Depths range from 30m / 100ft to 5m / 15ft.
* Average visibility ranges from 10m / 30ft to 20m / 70ft.
* Water temperatures range from 27'C / 80'F in summer to 19'C / 70'F in winter.

A major attraction of the Aliwal Shoal is its diversity of marine life. The Shoal is host to a prolific amount of tropical reef fish and invertebrate life. "Big attractions" to the reef include dolphin, giant sting-rays, eagle and manta rays, turtle, huge potato bass and shark. With the Aliwal Shoal being situated so far offshore, the chance of seeing large schools of pelagic fish is good.

From late May to August humpback whales are regularly seen on the surface. During the late summer months (February to April) Whale Sharks can occasionally be seen. From July to November, the Ragged Tooth (Grey Nurse) Shark congregate in large numbers during their annual migration up the eastern coastline of South Africa.

It is almost guaranteed that divers will see Ragged Tooth Shark on their dives. It is not uncommon to see groups of 20 or more sharks at a time. Although aggressive looking, this is by nature a docile shark and poses no threat to considerate divers.
Other attractions of this area are two very popular ship wrecks, the Produce and the Nebo.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

About This Supplier
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Location: South Africa
Joined InfoHub: Sep 2006
Client Request Served: 50

Comprising some of the most experienced members of the South African dive industry, M14980 is an accredited member of the South African Tourism and Services Association (SATSA) and Tourism Kwazulu Natal (TKZN) and meets their stringent safety and insurance requirements as well as quality standards which are your...

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