Diving at Aliwal Shoal is an exciting experience. Rated by Jacques Cousteau, French ocean explorer and photographer, as one of the top 10 dive sites in the world. The shoal lies 4 – 5 kms out to sea and the average sea temperature is 24° and almost never falls below 16° c.
From July to November, the ragged tooth sharks are on the shoal in abundance, as they annually migrate to the shoal which is their preferred resting ground. It is home to over 1200 species of fish, as well as turtles, rays, manta’s, angelfish and butterfly fish. Apart from raggies, there are other sharks on the shoal including great whites, tigers, white tips and whale sharks.
Because of its size, there are plenty of sites of interest on the shoal. The more famous include Raggies Cave, Pinnacles, Shark Alley, Cathedral, South Sands, North Sands, Inside Edge, Outside Edge, Chunnel and Manta Point.