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Adventure Dives SA has some of the most experienced members of the South African dive industry amongst it’s ranks. Since the early 1980’s, the members of Adventure Dives have  travelled extensively, exploring most of the Indian Ocean destinations such as the Seychelles, Maldives and Madagascar as well as sites further afield such as the Red Sea and Pacific islands. These overseas experiences confirmed their belief that South Africa can offer divers and non-divers alike much more variety below water and above water than most other dive destinations can. Adventure Dives SA is their fulfillment of that belief and it is their intention to get you to become a believer too.

Adventure Dives SA is an accredited member of the South African Tourism and Services Association (SATSA) and as such meets their stringent safety and insurance requirements as well as quality standards which is your guarantee that our tours are professionally planned and conducted. SATSA is the leading body representing almost all the major players in the private sector of the inbound tourism industry. During the past 29 years SATSA has established a reputation for integrity and professionalism, the appearance of its logo being a sign of commitment to service excellence for the tourist.



This 4 day, 3 night, 4 dive tour is best experienced between July and April  when sharks make the KwaZulu-Natal coast their home. Shark sightings can be almost guaranteed at this time when the Ragged Tooth sharks stop over on Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks for a bit of hanky panky from July to October. From November onwards the warm water sharks such as the Zambezi (Bull) and Hammerhead sharks prowl Protea banks, hunting the game fish that move in with the warmer water.


Aliwal Shoal was recently voted by an international dive magazine as one of the top ten dive sites in the world. The reef has many steep drop offs, caverns and pinnacles. Depths range from 5m/15ft to 30m/100ft. Average visibility ranges from 10m/30ft to 20m/70ft. Water temperatures range from 27’C/80’F in summer to 19’C/70’F in winter.

A major attraction of the Aliwal Shoal is its diversity of marine life. The Shoal is host to a prolific amount of tropical reef fish and invertebrate life. “Big attractions” to the reef include dolphin, giant stingrays, eagle and manta rays, turtle, huge potato bass and shark. With the Aliwal Shoal being situated so far off shore, the chance of seeing large schools of pelagic fish is good. From late May to August humpback whales are regularly seen on the surface. During the late summer months (February to April) Whale Sharks can occasionally be seen. From July to November, the Ragged Tooth (Grey Nurse) Shark congregates in large numbers during their annual migration up the eastern coastline of South Africa. During this time, it is almost guaranteed that divers will see Ragged Tooth Shark on their dives and it is not uncommon to see groups of 20 or more sharks at a time. Although aggressive looking, this is by nature a docile shark and poses no threat to considerate divers. Other attractions of this area are two very popular shipwrecks, the “Produce” and Nebo”.

Day trips for qualified divers to Aliwal Shoal can be arranged from Hotels, B&B’s and Guest Houses in the Greater Durban area.

Occuring between May and July each year, this moving fish restaurant and ensuing feeding frenzy is a sight to behold and certainly one of the wildest spectacles to occur anywhere on the planet. During this 5 day, 4 night adventure, we ride the ocean following the sardine activity off the spectacular, untamed Transkei Wild Coast as well as the more civilised and picturesque KwaZulu-Natal South Coast.

This is a boat-based adventure for all nature lovers, photographers, bird watchers, dolphin and whale enthusiasts. Because the majority of the experience is boat based you need not be a diver and it can be an unforgettable experience suitable for the whole family. It is the marine equivalent of the annual migration of the Wildebeest in the Masai Mara in Tanzania and maybe even more impressive when you consider the amount of prey and predators involved.

Day trips are availiable on request.


Sunshine, Sharks, Sardines and Safari, this is KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) in winter. Between the months of June to November not only do the Sardines and Ragged Tooth sharks visit our shores, there is also very little rainfall and wildlife viewing is at it’s best as the grass is short and the animals gather around the watering holes. Don’t let the word “winter” put you off, there is no better time to visit KZN for dry, warm weather and action on land and at sea. If you want to experience the best that KwaZulu-Natal has to offer, then this 7 day, 6-night tour is for you.


Tired of hunting for small fish in dirty water? Join us on a Mozambique spearfishing adventure for warm, blue water diving where record size game fish are still common. Our 10-day, fly in adventure is based near Inhambane and Guijinta Bay with comfortable accommodation and experienced boat skippers who will ensure that you are taken to the best spots where the locals “in the know” shoot their fish.


Bringing your non-diving partner along with you to South Africa will make you very popular ,for , unlike most dive destinations, there is plenty to do if you are not diving. Think of any adventure activity that is not part of the Winter Olympic programme and it is likely you will be able to enjoy it in South Africa.

Some suggestions are: swimming, surfing, saliling, water skiing fishing, hiking, horse riding, kayacking, white water rafting, mountain biking, micro light flights, bird watching, dolphin and whale watching, safari game viewing and, yes, even snow skiing!


When not diving, Cape Town has plenty to keep you busy. Besides visiting the famous landmarks of Cape Point and Table Mountain: you can snorkel with penguins at Boulder Beach, visitthe ex-Royal Naval base at Simonstown, dive in the predator tank at the world famous Two Oceans Aquarium, do some wine tasting at the many picturesque wine farms, visit Robben Island – the prison home of Nelson Mandela, shop ‘til you drop at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront or enjoy the many restaurants.

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