One of South Africa’s newly proclaimed marine protected areas, the Aliwal Shoal is home to South Africa’s first Shark Park!
7km boat trip from the launch site at Rocky Bay
50 km / 37 miles south of Durban
35 km south of the Durban International airport
|Dec – June||June - Dec|
Tiger Sharks Galeocerdo Cuvier
|Tiger Sharks Galeocerdo Cuvier|
|Whalesharks Rhincodon Typus||Ragged Tooth Sharks Carcharias taurus|
|Dusky Sharks Carcharhinus Obscurus||Dusky Sharks Carcharhinus Obscurus|
|Blacktip Sharks Carcharhinus Limbatus||Blacktip Sharks Carcharhinus Limbatus|
|Zambezi Sharks Carcharhinus Leucas||Copper sharks Carcharhinus brachyurus|
|Giant guitar shark Rhynchobatus djiddensis (November – Feb)|
|1 Dec – 31st May||1st June – 30 Nov|
|07h30||Meet at Shark Park||08h00||Meet at Shark Park|
|07h30 – 08h00||Kit Up, Shark Briefing||08h00 – 08h30||Kit Up, Shark Briefing|
|08h00 – 08h30||Launch||08h30 – 09h00||Launch|
|12h00 – 14h30||Return to Shore||13h00 – 14h30||Return to shore|
|14h30 – 15h00||Coffee and Shower||14h30 – 15h00||Coffee and shower|
|Jan – Jun||22 – 28C||3 – 5mm wetsuit advised|
|Jul – Dec||18 – 24C||5mm wetsuit min. advised|
Non-direct international flights into Durban, inbound flights from JHB or Cape Town.
Airport transfers to Shark Park Accommodation are R 450.00 per person one way.
Surface drift dive
Snorkelling / scuba air/ Nitrox mixes / rebreathers
Boat based viewing opportunities available for non-divers.
|6 – 30 meters / 20 – 100 ft||Average 15 meters / 50 ft|
A Shark Park dive costs ZAR 1200.00 per person.
This price includes:
In order to secure your booking a 50% non-refundable deposit is payable to Blue Wilderness by the stipulated date.
Shark Park dives are subject to availability and minimum diver numbers.
A scheduled shark Park launch requires a minimum of 4 paying clients. Please check availability with the booking office.
All of the above are applicable unless agreed to by both parties.
The quoted prices are for cash payments.
Tele transmission payments are required to clear into the Blue Wilderness account at the invoiced amount.
All prices are quoted and invoiced in South African Rand, which is the only accepted form of payment.
Blue Wilderness does accept foreign currency, unless by prior arrangement.