Trip Alert! Aliwal Shoal, Umkomaas (8 – 11 August 2019)

Umkomaas is an ideal destination for divers. It is home to the Aliwal Shoal which has become synonymous with shark diving opportunities. This area is in the path of the annual Humpback Whale migration when they travel north give birth. August is the time of year when the sardine run dissipates and the whales get ready to move on, making the chances of spotting them likely. This reef attracts over 1200 species of fish, sharks, whales, rays and turtles. This is not its only appeal as it is an incredible location for wreck diving. You’ll never be bored visiting this ideal diving spot. So, of course, we’ll be taking a trip there. Working with our friends at Blue Ocean we’ll take you on four dives and an optional baited shark dive. One dive can be a Wreck Adventure dive, should seeing a sunken ship be your idea of fun.

Baited shark dives are done without cages so you can experience the same freedom these misunderstood predators experience in the waters off the Umkomaas coast. This is an experience you would not want to miss. A baited shark dive is an ideal experience if you fear sharks or are simply intrigued by these giants of the deep. Many divers have yet to see a shark on a dive. Become one of the lucky ones who have had the fortune of diving with these misunderstood creatures. Your expanded knowledge about sharks can help dispel misconceptions and protect them.

 

What you need to know:

R4150 trip price. This will get you a 3 night stay in an en-suit room with 4 dives at your leisure.

R1500 for a baited shark dive (not included in the trip price)

Trip Dates are from 8 – 11 August 2019

The cost includes:

Accommodation for 3 nights

4 Dives

(Please Note: dive packages are set, dives transferred to another diver are subject to additional charges)

The cost excludes:

Transport: Self Drive or drive with us in a Geko Bus @ R800

Gear Rental Full gear @ R750 Hard Gear @ R450 Cylinder only @ R100

Nitrox Diving: Additional R60 per cylinder

Permit to dive in a marine protected area (R87, obtainable from any Post Office)

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks & beverages

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