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Aliwal Shoal - Umkomaas
ALIWAL SHOAL - UMKOMAAS
'Two thirds of the earth is covered with water and anyone who does not dive has been short changed by life and has seen only part of what our planet has to offer'.
As from the 13th of April 2012 all scuba divers diving in a Marine Protected Area require a permit. ALIWAL SHOAL IN UMKOMAAS, is a Marine Protected Area. Please laminate your permit, with a certified copy of your ID on the back. Please keep it with you on the boat (a dry box on the boat is now provided for this).
R1000-00 for not having a permit
R500-00 for not having it on the boat
Permits can be obtained at the Post Office. Forms can be obtained at Aqua Planet (when available) or at the Post Office.
Monthly (Green Form) R57.00 incl vat
Annually (Blue Form) R94.00 incl vat
(Please note all fees are subject to Post Office charges and may change without notice and are payable to the Post Office.)
PLEASE NOTE: It is your responsibility to have a permit and Aqua Planet will not be held liable for anyone diving without a permit.
Rated as a top dive site, ALIWAL SHOAL , a fossilized sand dune lies about 4km offshore from the small coastal town of Umkomaas, on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast.
'The Shoal' gives divers the unique opportunity to experience wreck, reef and seasonal shark diving at the same site.
ALIWAL SHOAL boasts an abundance of aquatic life from Nudibranchs to Manta Rays, including turtles, dolphins, eels and a great variety of tropical fish species.
During the winter months the Ragged-tooth sharks congregate on 'The Shoal' to mate. Humpback whales are also spotted on a regular basis, from the dive boats.
MAP OF ALIWAL SHOAL
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