North Sands

North Sands is a large sand patch surrounded by rock formations. Enjoy stunning displays from various Rays, Sand Sharks, and Sand Tigers during the winter months from April to October.

Frogfish, Nudibranch, Trigger Fish, Hawkbill Turtles , Logger Head Turtles and Paperfish can be found around North Sands.

Nível

Nível

  • Iniciante
Visibilidade

Visibilidade

  • 14 m
Current

Current

  • Corrente Leve
  • Sem Corrente
  • Corrente de Retorno
  • Corrente Forte
TIPOS DE MERGULHO

TIPOS DE MERGULHO

  • Drift Diving
  • Ponto Macro

Temperatura & Visibilidade

Diversidade de Vida Marinha

CENTRO DE TREINO AFILIADO

LOCAIS DE MERGULHO PRÓXIMOS

Raggies Cave is a large overhang with a swim-through and is renowned for the sand tiger sharks that congregate here during winter and spring. The maximum depth is 18m, with an average depth of 11m.

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Amphitheatre’s name says it all, divers can just observe the living color. Schools of marine life deliver the most brilliant show. Maximum depth is 27m with the top of amphitheatre at 18m.

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This is a dive site for everyone, it has three main features – a pinnacle that spirals rapidly up towards the surface, an overhang that provides a sheltered hiding place for many of the shoal’s shier residents, and the famous Chunnel Cave.

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Pinnacles forms a cluster of mountain like rock formations with many crevices, gullies, and ledges to explore. This dive site is a must for the list of sites to visit when diving Aliwal Shoal. Maximum depth is 18m with the shallowest pinnacles at 5m .

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Cathedral is one of the most popular and impressive dive sites to visit on Aliwal Shoal. Maximum depth is 27m with 18m on top of Cathedral. Both big and small aquatic beauties decorate this unique reef structure.

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South Sands consists of a large sand patch surrounded by reef structure. Maximum depth is 14m with an average depth of 11m. This is the perfect dive site to spot large groups of Rays or Guitar sharks.

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Aliwal Shoal is a fossilized Sand Dune with interesting and unique mountain like reef structures that holds many swim throughs, gullies and crevices to explore. The reef is only accessible by boat, there is no shore entries. The surf launch is part of the adventure. Boats are 8.5m Rubber Ducks/Ribb

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The Most recent of the ships to fall victom to the pinnacles of Aliwal Shoal is the MV Produce that sank on the 11th of August in 1974. The maximum depth 32m on the sand. This Norwegian bulk carrier had an original length of 168 meters and was carrying a full cargo of Molasses when it sunk.

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Eelskins

This dive site is an average depth of 13m and a maximum depth of 19m and is only accessible by boat. The entry into the water once at the dive site is a negative entry method.

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Inside Edge - Aliwal Shoal

A borda interna do Aliwal Shoal sobe da areia formando uma paisagem fantástica de pináculos, ravinas, canais de natação e cavernas. Alguns dos melhores mergulhos da África são encontrados no Aliwal Shoal. É o lar de uma diversificada gama de vida marinha.

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