Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Aliwal Shoal Adventure Experience


Kwazulu Natal’s South Coast, is where you will find the quaint little seaside town of Umkomaas which besides being home to an awesome Italian couple Livio and Maz Mazzaro, it is also situated alongside one of the world’s top ten dive destinations. I of course am referring to the much celebrated Aliwal Shoal; a reef that virtually guarantees spectacular diving all year round.

The winter months bring the Ragged Tooth Shark presenting enthusiast with the unique opportunity to observe these majestic creatures while diving alongside them. In the summer months the shoal becomes a haven for an assortment of marine species, with visits from Hammerheads, Manta Rays, Turtles as well as Tiger Sharks.

Umkomaas and its neighboring towns boast warm waters and warm temperatures all year round making it a great holiday destination for sun worshipers and scuba enthusiasts alike. Our resident dive experts in the area are the good folk from La La Manzi Dive Charters and Dive Centre. The Aliwal Shoal is in essence their home reef, so if it’s a spectacular underwater adventure experience that you seek; they are most definitely the people to get in touch with.

Their Dive Centre at Lala Manzi Dive Charters is also fully equipped to ensure that all participants are properly kitted out and are also well looked after. They offer an assortment of scuba related products that include various dive courses and boat charters that will get you safely to and from the Shoal. They also do charters to Produce & Nebo Wrecks, Rocky Bay (Landers), Protea Banks (Shelly Beach), Sodwana Bay, Mozambique as well as some further afield, international dive destinations.

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