The Aliwal Shoal - Shark Diving Destination

Aliwal Shoal Scuba has been running south of Durban in Umkomaas, South Africa since 1985 and is the First PADI Gold Palm Scuba Diving Resort in South Africa. We have all the amenities needed to make your stay a memorable one, with a Jacuzzi, tide pool, DSTV and tea and coffee available in all rooms. With some of the best diving in the world and a team of awesome staff, we’ll keep you busy and wanting to come back. We have accommodation for divers and non-divers, and a range of all-inclusive dive packages to choose from. Contact us today for pricing and availability!


Aliwal Shoal - Underwater National Park

Let your adventure start! Learn more about what the shoal has to offer.

Summer and Winter Diving

Being in a sub-tropical border, we get the best of both climatic conditions with all varieties of tropical and sub-tropical fish visiting our reef all year round. 

Daily Cage Shark Dive Experience

We go out everyday, even if its for a small group. It's one of the best adventure activities available on the south coast. Non-swimmers also welcome!

PADI Open Water Courses

We train on a per person basis, so each student has one-on-one training, helping you each step of the way, to becoming PADI certified.

The Port St John's Sardine Run

Each year we go to Port St John's, well known as one of the best sardine / baitball diving in the world. 2017 was a cracker year with amazing dives.

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* We are available on + 27 (0) 82 800 4668 at all times

People who visit Aliwal Shoal Scuba come back time and again to experience the shoal, but also because they love to dive with us. With many years of experience and knowledge of the reef, we bring a unique experience into the equation, with the best dive sites mapped out and quality accommodation on the beach. Soon we are launching a new addition to the website - a comprehensive Aliwal Shoal Fish List detailing all the known species that frequent our reef. We invite you to take photos of as many fish as possible if you have a camera while visiting us and to please submit those photos so that we can display them in our growing list. There are numerous pelagic species as well as all sorts of reef fish and macro opportunities for the budding photographer.

If you are on Facebook, please join our community page where we regularly post updates on sightings and events as they happen. We also have an Instagram page and often post interesting photos related to our shop and dives.

We would like to thank our loyal customers for many years of amazing scuba diving experiences and hope to see you back again soon!