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 Aliwal Shoal

South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Hibiscus Coast

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 30° 15.381' S
Longitude: 30° 49.791' E

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English (Translate this text in English): Dive site is being accessed from either Umkomaas or Scottburgh by boat. The Channel drop point (inside edge, south of pinnacle ridge) is at S30 15.381 E30 49.791

English (Translate this text in English): Dive site is being accessed from either Umkomaas or Scottburgh by boat. The Channel drop point (inside edge, south of pinnacle ridge) is at S30 15.381 E30 49.791

Dive site is being accessed from either Umkomaas or Scottburgh by boat. The Channel drop point (inside edge, south of pinnacle ridge) is at S30 15.381 E30 49.791

English (Translate this text in English): Dive site is being accessed from either Umkomaas or Scottburgh by boat. The Channel drop point (inside edge, south of pinnacle ridge) is at S30 15.381 E30 49.791

English (Translate this text in English): Dive site is being accessed from either Umkomaas or Scottburgh by boat. The Channel drop point (inside edge, south of pinnacle ridge) is at S30 15.381 E30 49.791

English (Translate this text in English): Dive site is being accessed from either Umkomaas or Scottburgh by boat. The Channel drop point (inside edge, south of pinnacle ridge) is at S30 15.381 E30 49.791

English (Translate this text in English): Dive site is being accessed from either Umkomaas or Scottburgh by boat. The Channel drop point (inside edge, south of pinnacle ridge) is at S30 15.381 E30 49.791

English (Translate this text in English): Dive site is being accessed from either Umkomaas or Scottburgh by boat. The Channel drop point (inside edge, south of pinnacle ridge) is at S30 15.381 E30 49.791

English (Translate this text in English): Dive site is being accessed from either Umkomaas or Scottburgh by boat. The Channel drop point (inside edge, south of pinnacle ridge) is at S30 15.381 E30 49.791

How? By boat

Distance Short boat time (< 10min)

Easy to find? Easy to find

 Dive site Characteristics

Average depth 18.0 m / 59.1 ft

Max depth 30.0 m / 98.4 ft

Current Medium ( 1-2 knots)

Visibility Good ( 10 - 30 m)

Quality

Dive site quality Great

Experience All divers

Bio interest Outstanding

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Week-end crowd 

Dive type

- Drift dive
- Wreck
- Deep
- Sharks
- Big fishes
- Reef
- Shoal

Dive site activities

- Marine biology
- First dive
- Dive training
- Snorkeling / Free diving
- Photography

Dangers

- Depth
- Current
- Dangerous species

 Additional Information

English (Translate this text in English): Aliwal Shoal is situated about 3 km off the coast and 7km from the launch site. A great dive all year round offering different marine species per season. Sharks are all year round. Tiger Sharks, Bull Sharks, Ragged Tooth Sharks, Oceanic Black Tips, White Tip reef sharks, Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks, Greater Hammerhead Sharks and even the occassional Great White.
Stunning reefs offer plenty of fish, turtles, rays, eels and too many more species for macro divers.
Conditions are diverse, making Aliwal an exciting dive experience.

English (Translate this text in English): Aliwal Shoal is situated about 3 km off the coast and 7km from the launch site. A great dive all year round offering different marine species per season. Sharks are all year round. Tiger Sharks, Bull Sharks, Ragged Tooth Sharks, Oceanic Black Tips, White Tip reef sharks, Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks, Greater Hammerhead Sharks and even the occassional Great White.
Stunning reefs offer plenty of fish, turtles, rays, eels and too many more species for macro divers.
Conditions are diverse, making Aliwal an exciting dive experience.

Aliwal Shoal is situated about 3 km off the coast and 7km from the launch site. A great dive all year round offering different marine species per season. Sharks are all year round. Tiger Sharks, Bull Sharks, Ragged Tooth Sharks, Oceanic Black Tips, White Tip reef sharks, Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks, Greater Hammerhead Sharks and even the occassional Great White.
Stunning reefs offer plenty of fish, turtles, rays, eels and too many more species for macro divers.
Conditions are diverse, making Aliwal an exciting dive experience.

English (Translate this text in English): Aliwal Shoal is situated about 3 km off the coast and 7km from the launch site. A great dive all year round offering different marine species per season. Sharks are all year round. Tiger Sharks, Bull Sharks, Ragged Tooth Sharks, Oceanic Black Tips, White Tip reef sharks, Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks, Greater Hammerhead Sharks and even the occassional Great White.
Stunning reefs offer plenty of fish, turtles, rays, eels and too many more species for macro divers.
Conditions are diverse, making Aliwal an exciting dive experience.

English (Translate this text in English): Aliwal Shoal is situated about 3 km off the coast and 7km from the launch site. A great dive all year round offering different marine species per season. Sharks are all year round. Tiger Sharks, Bull Sharks, Ragged Tooth Sharks, Oceanic Black Tips, White Tip reef sharks, Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks, Greater Hammerhead Sharks and even the occassional Great White.
Stunning reefs offer plenty of fish, turtles, rays, eels and too many more species for macro divers.
Conditions are diverse, making Aliwal an exciting dive experience.

English (Translate this text in English): Aliwal Shoal is situated about 3 km off the coast and 7km from the launch site. A great dive all year round offering different marine species per season. Sharks are all year round. Tiger Sharks, Bull Sharks, Ragged Tooth Sharks, Oceanic Black Tips, White Tip reef sharks, Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks, Greater Hammerhead Sharks and even the occassional Great White.
Stunning reefs offer plenty of fish, turtles, rays, eels and too many more species for macro divers.
Conditions are diverse, making Aliwal an exciting dive experience.

English (Translate this text in English): Aliwal Shoal is situated about 3 km off the coast and 7km from the launch site. A great dive all year round offering different marine species per season. Sharks are all year round. Tiger Sharks, Bull Sharks, Ragged Tooth Sharks, Oceanic Black Tips, White Tip reef sharks, Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks, Greater Hammerhead Sharks and even the occassional Great White.
Stunning reefs offer plenty of fish, turtles, rays, eels and too many more species for macro divers.
Conditions are diverse, making Aliwal an exciting dive experience.

English (Translate this text in English): Aliwal Shoal is situated about 3 km off the coast and 7km from the launch site. A great dive all year round offering different marine species per season. Sharks are all year round. Tiger Sharks, Bull Sharks, Ragged Tooth Sharks, Oceanic Black Tips, White Tip reef sharks, Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks, Greater Hammerhead Sharks and even the occassional Great White.
Stunning reefs offer plenty of fish, turtles, rays, eels and too many more species for macro divers.
Conditions are diverse, making Aliwal an exciting dive experience.

English (Translate this text in English): Aliwal Shoal is situated about 3 km off the coast and 7km from the launch site. A great dive all year round offering different marine species per season. Sharks are all year round. Tiger Sharks, Bull Sharks, Ragged Tooth Sharks, Oceanic Black Tips, White Tip reef sharks, Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks, Greater Hammerhead Sharks and even the occassional Great White.
Stunning reefs offer plenty of fish, turtles, rays, eels and too many more species for macro divers.
Conditions are diverse, making Aliwal an exciting dive experience.

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Aliwal Shoal
Von Orion
Aug 18, 2006
really good for biology dive - This is a really great place to have a colourful dive...the water is really clear (we had at least 20m visibility), the corals and fish are beatiful!!! We were lucky enough to see raggies and the surface was swarming with manta rays!!! However if y
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Aliwal Shoal
Von summoner
Jul 16, 1997
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Aliwal Shoal
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Mär 15, 1997
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