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Inside Edge - Aliwal Shoal

The inside edge of Aliwal Shoal rises from the sand forming a fantastic landscape of pinnacles, gullies, swim-throughs, and caverns. Some of the best diving in Africa is found on the Aliwal Shoal. It is home to a diverse array of marine life.

An underwater photographer’s dream, clownfish filled anemones and multi-colored nudibranchs fill the landscape.


TEMPERATURE & VISIBILITY*

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

DIVE TYPES

  • Drift Dive

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced

Programs

  • Extended Range (XR)
  • Scuba

Entry

  • Boat

Body of Water

  • Salt Water

currents

  • no
  • moderate
  • medium

Maximum Depth

  • 19m

Visibility

  • 13m
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
Dolphins
Bottlenose Dolphin
Sharks
Tiger Shark
Sand Tiger Shark
Oceanic Blacktip Shark
Rays
Stingrays
Turtles
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Lionfish
Wrasse
Scorpionfishes
Surgeonfish
Parrotfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Box Fish
Molluscs
Octopus
Cuttlefish
Crustaceans
Shrimps
Crab
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Dolphins
Bottlenose Dolphin
Sharks
Tiger Shark
Sand Tiger Shark
Oceanic Blacktip Shark
Rays
Stingrays
Turtles
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Lionfish
Wrasse
Scorpionfishes
Surgeonfish
Parrotfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Box Fish
Molluscs
Octopus
Cuttlefish
Crustaceans
Shrimps
Crab

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