-30.2378, 30.8163

1446 Logged Dives

Aliwal Shoal

Aliwal Shoal is a fossilized sand dune with interesting and unique mountain like reef structures that hold many swim throughs, gullies, and crevices to explore. The reef is only accessible by boat, there are no shore entries.

Aliwal Shoal is a Marine Protected Area. Divers can expect to have encounters with both big and small marine life such as angelfish, butterflyfish, triggerfish, turtles, rays, and sharks.


TEMPERATURE & VISIBILITY*

This data is provided from the logbook information in the MySSI app

DIVE TYPES

  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Drift Diving
  • Macro Spot
  • Cleaning Station
  • Wreck Dive
  • Cavern/Cave
  • Snorkeling
  • Pinnacle, Needle, Seamount

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
  • Expert

Programs

  • Extended Range (XR)
  • Freediving
  • Scuba

Entry

  • Boat

Body of Water

  • Freshwater
  • Salt

currents

  • no
  • moderate
  • medium

Maximum Depth

  • 20m

Visibility

  • 12m
This data is provided by divers logging their dives in the mySSI App
Wildlife Diversity
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Whales
Humpback Whale
Minke Whale
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin
Sharks
Great White Shark
Tiger Shark
Sand Tiger Shark
Bull Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Zebra Shark
Oceanic Blacktip Shark
Angel Shark
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Guitarfish
Turtles
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Reptiles
Banded Sea Krait
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Snake Eel
Crevalle jack
Surgeonfish
Frogfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Trumpetfish
Molluscs
Octopus
Crustaceans
Crayfish
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Whales
Humpback Whale
Minke Whale
Dolphins
Common Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin
Sharks
Great White Shark
Tiger Shark
Sand Tiger Shark
Bull Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Zebra Shark
Oceanic Blacktip Shark
Angel Shark
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Guitarfish
Turtles
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Reptiles
Banded Sea Krait
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Snake Eel
Crevalle jack
Surgeonfish
Frogfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Trumpetfish
Molluscs
Octopus
Crustaceans
Crayfish

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