Aliwal Shoal, the Ultimate diving destination
Not only is Umkomaas a beautiful small town on the subtropical south coast of South Africa, but also has one of the most unique reef systems in the WORLD!!
This reef has an insane diversity of marine life including whales, LOTS of sharks, abundance of rays, big turtles, dolphins, various tropical & subtropical fish species AND even great macro!!
But besides all of this….Aliwal Shoal is famous for the great amount of Ragged-tooth sharks that gather on the reef a certain time of the year to mate.
Customize YOUR own dive holiday!
Create your dream holiday in Umkomaas, South Africa to YOUR preferences, add your accommodation type, how many dives Orr not dive at all. There are enough local activities, restaurants & plenty of beach….if you feel a little more adventurous you can book yourself a microlight flight & see this beautiful coastal town from above!!
All of the different options & upgrades are available when you click “Book Now”.
For any questions or if you need additional advice, we are here to help! Just contact us 🙂
What’s the Diving seasons like on Aliwal Shoal?
December to April (avg water temp 24°C) – Tiger sharks, oceanic blacktip shark, hammerheads, whale sharks, doplhins and manta rays.
May to November(avg water temp 22°C) – Humpback whales, southern right whales, minke whales, oceanic blacktip sharks, ragged-tooth sharks(LOTS of them), dolphins.
June & July(avg water temp 20°C) – The famous sardine run migration (*link to sardine run package)
What is the accommodation like?
Accommodation range from basic en-suite, spacious rooms to upmarket guesthouses & resorts.
They all focus on comfort, convenience and value to make your getaway as pleasurable as possible. A home away from home where you can escape the city, let your hair down and maybe hop on a few dives.
There are other higher-end options available too for a more luxurious holiday.
You will have to remember a few things before customizing your trip…..
so see below our Reef Travel tips, suggestions & add-ons!!
Things to remember while customizing your trip.....
1) 4 star Guesthouse - It has beautiful, luxury en-suite rooms with a pool, braai area.
2) Resort - The resort is set on beautiful grounds with magnificent views of the Indian Ocean and Umkomaas Golf Course. The resort has 20 spacious newly-renovated rooms – twin rooms, family rooms, double rooms and single rooms, all en-suite with onsite restaurant, pool area and bar
3) Styling - You can stay in a lodge that is set in lush tropical gardens with a swimming pool and plenty of space to relax. All of their en-suite rooms have been creatively renovated to blend effortlessly with the calm and relaxing nature of the surrounds.
Diving in Aliwal
There are some really nice wrecks as well as deeper reefs such as Cathedral- it is a MUST!! If not already advanced, we can add an Advanced Course at an additional fee
NON-divers......there area plenty of other activities to keep yourself busy! Have a look....
Baited Shark DIve