2018 Itinerary, Gems of KwaZulu/Natal Dive Safari.

4 days doing a combination “baited shark dive” followed by a reef / “Raggie” / wreck dive on Aliwal Shoal. Remember “Raggie” season on Aliwal is from July to October. Hope the “Raggies” remember! Tiger Shark season is from November thru May. They are also quite forgetful! 

2 full days on safari at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge.

4 full days, 8 dives on the southern most tropical coral reefs in the world – Sodwana Bay.

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!

For those divers who are not mad about cold water diving or cage diving with the Great White’s this dive safari is just for you. It takes place on the KwaZulu/Natal south and north coast which enjoys a sub-tropical climate, similar to that of Miami. It includes diving Aliwal Shoal, which, if you are not into sharks, could include wreck and reef diving on the Shoal itself. Then a few days break from diving, which will appeal to that non-diving partner, whilst you look for the “Big 5” (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino & buffalo) in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve before continuing on to Sodwana Bay, South Africa’s premier dive destination. Sodwana offers world class tropical coral reef diving, as good as anywhere else in the world. After having dived Sodwana’s reefs you will appreciate why Paul Spohr of the Scuba Centres of Michigan had this to say about diving Sodwana.

The reef system in Sodwana Bay is the healthiest and most diverse system I have seen in my 23 years of doing tours. I have dove all over the world and our facility books 10-30 trips a year and I have never been so impressed by any reef system

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