Sharks in South Africa


This workshop is for shark lovers, during 6 days, we'll dive two to three times per day (weather and conditions permitting) to capture images of sharks.
In Aliwal Shoal, we will be almost certain to dive with these sharks :  Ragged Tooth and Oceanic Black Tip, if we are lucky, we may see Bull Sharks, Tiger sharks, Guitar sharks, White tip reef sharks, Scalloped hammerhead sharks and if we are really lucky, we might see the elusive great white shark (They sometime do visit Aliwal Shoal). As well as countless other species of fishes and mammals.

Bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas)

Ragged-tooth shark (Carcharias taurus)

A blacktip shark (Carcharhinus limbatus) followed by a Bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas)

Bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas)

Itinerary


Day 1 : Arrive at King Shaka International Airport (Durban) & Transfer to Blue Ocean Dive Resort (Umkomaas) + Evening briefing and getting our camera rig ready.
Day 2 : 1 x Baited Shark Dive (Oceanic Black Tip Sharks) & 1 x Reef Dive (Aliwal Shoal) + Evening group editing and image reviews
Day 3 2 x Reef Dives (Aliwal Shoal) + Evening group editing and image reviews.
Day 4 : 2 x Baited Tiger Shark Dive + Evening group editing and image reviews
Day 5 : 1 x Baited Shark Dive (Oceanic Black Tip Sharks) & 1 x Reef Dive (Aliwal Shoal) + Evening group editing and image reviews
Day 6 : 2 x Baited Shark Dive (Oceanic Black Tip Sharks /Bull sharks / Tigers ) (Protea banks) + Evening group editing and image reviews
Day 7 : 2 x Reef Dives (Aliwal Shoal) + Evening group editing, image reviews and friendly image competition. 
Day 8 : Transfer back to King Shaka International Airport (Durban) or to your Big 5 Safari (Optional Extra)

Package Includes:


  • A minimum of 12 dives (weather and conditions allowing)
  • Maximum groups size of 7 divers
  • French and English-speaking tour leader
  • Daily evening debrief, for group editing and image review sessions.
  • Additional Reef dives at no extra cost should weather conditions allow
  • All transfers.
  • 7 Nights Accommodation – Blue Ocean Dive Resort, Aliwal Shoal
  • 6 Baited Shark Dives (No cages, no feeding) – Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks
  • All Reef and shark Dives (as per itinerary)
  • Nitrox Fills (For EANX certified)
  • Cylinder Hire
  • Weight Hire
  • Daily Breakfast
  • MPA Permits (Aliwal Shoal is a Marine Protected Area)

What to bring : 


  • Your underwater camera (Ideally a DSLR or a mirrorless camera in a housing, but a compact camera or a GoPro can work too)
  • Your underwater strobes and video lights if you have (Almost mandatory with a compact camera or a GoPro)
  • A PC/Mac laptop or a tablet to review an edit your pictures. 
  • Your dive gear with a 5mm wetsuit, 7 mm if you easily get cold (Gear Hire available from the operator)
  • A small dry bag to bring snack and personal items on the boat.
  • Backup camera housing O-rings and fiber optic cable for your strobes.
  • Motion sickness medications if you need it (the sea conditions can be a bit rough)  
  • A wool cap or some wind protections for your ears on the boat.
  • A South Africa plug adapter (You can probably buy one at Durban airport after landing)

Package Does Not Include:


  • Dinners
  • Lunches
  • Return flights to Durban (South Africa)
  • Airport Taxes
  • Visas 
  • Personal/Dive/Travel Insurance
  • Gear Hire (available from the operator)
  • Underwater camera
  • Tips / Gratuities (optional, but greatly appreciated)

2023 Package Prices : 

Package 1 : March 12th to March 19th 2023 : €2499    4 spots left 

Package 2 :March 19th to March 26th 2023 : €2499   6 spots left 

Package 3 :March 19th to March 26th 2023 + Safari in an amazing Big five private game lodges from March 26th until March 30th : €3999 (Sharing, single occupancy is €4499)  6 spot left  

Big five safari at Mavela Game lodge

Itinerary 

Day 1
: Arrival at Mavela game lodge, check-in, lunch, afternoon game drive and dinner.
Day 2 : Morning game drive, breakfast, free time, lunch, group editing and image reviews, afternoon game drive, dinner and a night drive.
Day 3 : Morning walking safari, breakfast, free time, lunch, group editing and image reviews, afternoon game drive and dinner.
Day 4 : Morning game drive, breakfast, free time, lunch, group editing and image reviews, afternoon game drive and dinner.
Day 5 : Morning game drive, breakfast, check out and transfer to Durban airport.

Old elephant bull with majestic tusks

Daga boy

Angry lioness

Gorgeous white rhino

Elusive leopard

What are you waiting for?

It could be you :) 

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