A feast of diving awaits you at some of Africa's most celebrated dive sites.
Aliwal Shoal is fast becoming world famous as the dive site where divers can safely swim with the grizzly looking Ragged Tooth shark, plus an abundance of other sharks and stunning, colourful reef life.
In Sodwana Bay and Southern Mozambique, coral reefs spread as far as the eye can see with hundreds of coral species and thousands of fish species, manta rays, dolphins and whales sharks.
White beaches, thick coconut groves that line the coast, freshly caught seafood and beach camps - a true Robinson Crusoe eco-adventure awaits.
To top it all off - a safari! Go in search of the Big 5, Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo and Rhino and much, much more. Quite simply there is no other dive destination on earth that can offer what Africa can - a breathtaking wildlife safari above and below the water!.
Day 1 - 3 Diving Aliwal Shoal
Jacques Cousteau' rated Aliwal Shoal as one of the top 10 dive sites in the world! Arriving at Durban airport you will be met and transferred the short distance to Umkomaas - gateway to the Aliwal Shoal where you will spend two days diving on this famous reef.
From July to November, the ragged tooth sharks are on the shoal in abundance, as they annually migrate to the shoal, which is their preferred resting ground. Dolphins are frequently seen at the shoal and both dolphins and whales on the launches. The Aliwal shoal is home to over 1200 species of fish, as well as turtles, rays, manta's, angelfish and butterfly fish. Apart from raggies, there are other lesser known sharks on the shoal, sightings also include great whites, tigers, white tips and whale sharks.
The reef offers varied, spectacular and thrilling diving where no two dives are the same. There is an abundance of hard and soft coral, stunning coral fish and sponges to be seen, but the greatest attraction for divers must surely be the concentration of ragged-tooth sharks.
The sharks offer fantastic photo opportunities, as one may approach very close, but divers should always keep in mind that sharks are some of the most unpredictable creatures on earth and care must be taken not to aggravate or provoke them. Shoals of hammerhead sharks have been sighted on Aliwal in the past.
Whale sharks are quite common, and an absolute pleasure to see. Apart from these awe-inspiring creatures, there are also big sea turtles, huge potato bass, and game fish such as kingfish, wahoo and tunny to be seen on the reef.
Overnight: Hotel. Breakfast
Days 4 - 7 Southern Mozambique
Close to exotic diving destinations such as Mauritius, Maldives and the Seychelles, Mozambique has to be the world's best kept scuba diving secret! Think tropical desert islands, palm fringed powder white beaches and crystal clear waters, then you are imagining your Southern Mozambique safari tour.
In Mozambique you don't have to spend a fortune chartering a motor yacht to take you to some far-flung un-inhabited island or tiny atoll in the middle of the ocean to dive 'untouched' pristine reefs. You can simply take a leisurely walk down to the beach from your rustic beach camp on this Mozambique safari tour!
Ponta do Ouro and Ponta Malongane
You will be transferred up the coast from Umkomaas to the border of Mozambique, where you will be collected by your dive resort. Just a few kilometres across the border you will discover 2 of Africa's newest and best scuba diving vacation destinations - Ponta do Ouro and Ponta Malongane. Rustic camps and beach chalets, surrounded by huge swaying coconut palms and the Indian Ocean just yards away give you the chance to experience a true 'Robinson Crusoe' lifestyle while still enjoying the highest standards of dive facilities and service.