Rated by Jacques Cousteau as one of the top 10 dive sites in the world, the Aliwah Shoal has a great reputation to live up to.
Aliwal Shoal is a fossilized sand dune that lies 4-5 kms out to sea, the typography is rugged with pinnacles, gullies and caves. It offers divers sightings from the smallest Nudi branch up to huge whales, and sometimes even whale sharks. Rays, eels, dolphins, octopus, scorpion fish, frog fish are just a few of the reef visitors you are likely to see, but it’s the sharks that generally brings people to this part of the world.
Diving is generally carried out in the morning as windier afternoons make launches more difficult. The depth of dives will vary from 8m to 30m, some dives are on the reefs and wrecks and some are baited on the southern end to attract tigers, blacktips, duskies and bull sharks. The species of shark that you could potentially see on the shoal includes tiger, bull, hammerhead, blacktip, ragged tooth, dusky & guitar.