In Kwazulu Natal, near Umkomaas we have Aliwal Shoal, which is a rocky reef with the remains of an ancient sand dune approximately 5 kilometers off the coast. The reef is inhabited by many kinds of hard and soft corals and a variety of tropical and subtropical fish species. There are two wrecks near the reef that are popular recreational dive sites. Aliwal Shoal has diverse marine life including large predators and is one of the most popular scuba diving destinations of South Africa.
And then we have the biggest event of the year: The Sardine run. The sardine run is a seasonal movement of fish and predators along the Eastern Cape coastline to the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. By the time the sardines reach the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal, shoals of different sizes tend to come through in pulses creating a huge food source for predators like dolphins, birds, sharks and whales following the shoals.
Blue Ocean Dive Resort is our choice for your Scuba Diving holiday at Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks. We work together with this dive center situated in Umkomaas (a 10 minute drive away from the B&B). They offer great service, have friendly and professional staff an excellent safety record and superior boats and equipment! www.blueoceandive.co.za
We have contact details of other dive centers nearby if requested.
Drive and Dive
We also offer “Drive and Dive” for the people interested in visiting Mozambique. You do not need to be a diver to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Inhambane, Vilanculos and Ponta do Ouro. Please ask us about the possibilities and we can organize this part of the trip for you.