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Scuba Diving at Aliwal Shoal, South Africa

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Dive Site: South Sands

Location: Aliwal Shoal, Umkomaas, South Africa

Description: Reef

Depth: 15 - 18 metres (50 - 60 feet)

Visibility: 20 metres (65 feet)

Rating: ****

Like North Sands, this site is home to rays, skates, sand sharks and guitar sharks. Average depth is 15m with a maximum of 18m.

Melt du Plooy, PADI Open Water



I have dived at most of the Aliwal sites recently and have found each dive more interesting than the previous one. Had the great pleasure of diving with my lovely wife Leigh and raggies. We are both members of the Fifth Day Dive Club in Hillcrest. We are Advanced Scuba Divers, doing Nitrox course next.

Hein and Leigh Pistorius



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