The baited shark dives take place to the south of Aliwal Shoal. We chum the water to create a scent corridor that attracts the sharks to the boat. We have two bait drums, one that attracts the smaller sharks (like the oceanic blacktips) and another that attracts larger species (like the tiger sharks). We spend a minimum of 60 minutes in the water, during which time we may see as many as 50 sharks in their natural habitat.
Getting Ready for the Dive
Before the dive, we will give a full briefing to help you understand the sharks’ behaviour and how to interact with them safely. To date, Aliwal Shoal Scuba has perfect safety track record. For those that aren’t yet qualified, we also have a shark cage perfect for non-divers and non-swimmers. In the summer months, it is possible to see as many as five tiger sharks, some exceeding four metres in length. Other seasonal visitors include dusky sharks, bull sharks and even great whites; while our oceanic blacktips are present all year round.