Step 3/6: Diving
On Sunday 23rd, Wednesday 26th and Friday 28th, the Diving Practice Workshops will start from the hotel at 7 AM (breakfast box provided by the hotel); a bus transfer will leave for Umkomaas (KZN Coast), where the equipment setup and pre-dive briefing will be held. There will be three groups, each performing two dives, each day. Diving will be from RIBs, with beach departure and landing. After the dives, a traditional meal (late lunch) will be provided to unwind and share experiences.
Dives will take place on the Aliwal Shoal, a rocky reef which is the
remains of an ancient sand dune approximately 5 kilometres off the coast of Umkomaas. Depths are ranging from 12 to 30m. The reef is inhabited by many kinds of hard and soft corals and a variety of tropical and subtropical fish species. There are a number of possible wrecks to dive, during which we will go "hunt" for the giant Brindle Bass (Giant Grouper, Epinephelus Lanceolatus), that can grow up to 3m in size.
The dive operators also offer a "Baited Shark Dive", where you will be in the open ocean surrounded by blacktip sharks (Carcharhinus Limbatus), and any other shark species attracted to the bait. This is NOT a cage dive, but an exhilarating experience guided by experienced operators. There is the possibility to include a "Ragged-tooth Shark Dive", where we will visit the aggregating areas of the ragged-tooth shark (sand tiger or grey nurse shark, Carcharias Taurus; the "raggie") and will be able to observe them from a very close distance. In order to give a maximum of people the possibility to do these shark
dives, you can only select each of those dives once. If you do not select
any of the Shark Dive options, you will be scheduled to do Dive Set A for
all days chosen. Please make sure you do not select more dive options than
dive days !
Divers who wish to dive together (RIBs can take a maximum of 10 people) must indicate this on the registration form. However, dives will ONLY be allocated once ALL persons indicated as diving together have registered ! Return will be by bus transfer around 5 PM.
Please select a date first and then the Dive Set you are interested in
Please indicate your choice of Dive Set(s); allocation will be done on
first come first serve basis.
Dive Set A - ZAR2375
Dive Set B - ZAR2375
Dive Set C - ZAR3645
One Wreck Dive
One Ragged-Tooth Shark Dive
One Baited Shark Dive (Open Sea 10-15m)
One Reef Dive
One Reef Dive
One Reef Dive
* Pricing includes transfers, diving, lunch and soft drinks
Tanks and weights are obviously included. If you do not wish to bring your
own dive equipment, you can hire full equipment (dive suit, fins, BCD,
regulator, mask) at a rate of ZAR480.
EUR 39 | UK 6 | US 7 | 25cm EUR 40-41 | UK 7 | US 8 | 26cm EUR 42 | UK 8 | US 9 | 27cm EUR 43-44 | UK 9 | US 10 | 28cm EUR 45 | UK 10 | US 11 | 29cm
S - M L - XL XXL
Preferred friends to dive with (Maximum of 4 names)
Diving Certification. Note: You need to bring your certification card to show prior to the dive
Diving Certification (Or Equivalent)
Open Water Advanced Open Water Rescue Divemaster Instructor Other