2018 Dive the Big 5’s Ultimate 14 day dive combination safari.

Suggested 14 day “The Ultimate” best shark diving at Aliwal Shoal & Protea Banks, followed by tropical coral reefs diving at Sodwana Bay, the southernmost tropical coral reefs in the world, topped off with a wildlife safari, itinerary:

Please remember, this is purely a “suggested itinerary” and we can add / reduce it any way you like, by increasing or decreasing the number of days spend diving or on safari at any of the above locations.

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Best time of year: All year round, yet the “Raggies” (Sand Tigers) are only found on Aliwal in numbers from July through October and Tiger Sharks from November through to May.

Please note, the Sharks have not read this timetable and have no idea where they are meant to be and when!

Dive The Big 5’s “Ultimate” 2-week pick of the best shark diving, combined with tropical coral reef diving, combined with a wildlife safari for 2018.

With Dive The Big 5’s 20 years’ experience of creating scuba diving safaris in South Africa and combining that with a wildlife safari, Dive the Big 5  has come up with 14 days of combining the best shark diving in the world, affording the adventure diver the opportunity of encountering Bull Shark, Tiger Sharks, Sand Tiger Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, Black Tip Reef Sharks and Dusky Sharks, and after that, diving the southernmost tropical reefs in the world, followed by a wildlife safari in a “Big 5” Game Reserve (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, elephant)  – Hluhluwe.

Where else in the world can you get this combination?? Only in South Africa.  

Cost based on two divers sharing

Cost based on two divers sharing

ZAR 48 045 per diver sharing
Cost based on a non-diver sharing with a diver

Cost based on a non-diver sharing with a diver

ZAR 31 195 per non-diver sharing with a diver

Cancellation policy:

T’s & C’s (Cancellation Policy)

  • Full refund in the event of the dive being cancelled due to bad weather.
  • Should we launch the boat for the dive and during the course of the dive the skipper decides to return to shore due to unfavorable weather conditions, there will be no refund.
  • The skipper’s decision is final and is based purely on your safety and comfort.

NB When diving anywhere in South Africa or Mozambique, please don’t expect to do more than 2 dives a day. By noon, along the entire east coast of southern Africa the wind tends to pick up quite a bit, causing white caps on the ocean and making diving conditions difficult and even dangerous. As all dives are drift dives, it’s very difficult for the skipper of the Rubber Duck to spot the buoy in rough conditions and even more difficult to spot individual divers as they surface after their dive. The first dive of the day is usually scheduled for sunrise with the second dive of the day being scheduled after surface interval time and breakfast, at about 10h30. By noon, when the wind has picked up, all dives for the day have been completed. If by chance there is no wind, then a 3rd or even 4th dive might be possible, but this is very unlikely. The wind tends to drop by about 17h00, and if it does, then there is the possibility of a night dive. But this can only be confirmed on the day, at about mid-afternoon.

Itinerary and prices are subject to change without notice.

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