Pinnacles

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 .

Marine life includes False Stone Fish, Peacock mantis shrimp, Pufferfish, Boxfish together with soft coral, green coral, and nudibranchs, plus schools of goldies.

Nivå

Nivå

  • Nybörjare
Synlighet

Synlighet

  • 14 m
Ström

Ström

  • Lätt Ström
  • Ingen Ström
  • Stark Ström
  • Ripström
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Förhöjning, Nålgrund, Djuphavsberg
  • Makroplats

Temperatur & Siktlängd

Dyk

Wildlife Diversity

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Närliggande Dykplatser

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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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Inside Edge - Aliwal Shoal

Aliwal Shoals inre kant höjer sig från sanden och bildar ett fantastiskt landskap av toppar, raviner, genomgångar och grottor. Några av de bästa dykningarna i Afrika finns vid Aliwal Shoal. Den är hemvist för en mångfald av olika typer av marint liv.

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