Ocean Divers Aliwal Shoal offers dives to Aliwal Shoal, a rocky reef which is the remains of a fossilized sand dune approximately 5 kilometres offshore situated right in front of our guesthouse. First discovered in 1849 by Capt. James Anderson in a 3 mast vessel named “Aliwal” a name now famous for scuba diving. Although most renowned for shark diving, seasonally Tiger shark, Hammerhead sharks, Raged tooth shark and Whale sharks as well and many other species are on offer. The reef is also inhabited by many kinds of soft and hard corals and a variety of tropical and subtropical fish species. Additionally, scuba divers can also explore the wrecks of the MV Produce that sank on the 11th of August 1974 and the SS Nebo that sank on her maiden voyage on the 20th of May 1884.
Ocean Divers Aliwal Shoal is ideally situated with easy access to several outdoor activities – Activities range from a slow day on the beach to an active day outdoors Kayaking, Surfing, Cycling, Off-road or Adventure motorcycle trips and almost everything in between. If you are a keen golfer Umkomaas have an 18-hole course and there is another 5 golf courses in close proximity none more than a 20 minute drive away.
Additionally, there is also Scottsburg’s beautiful swimming beach, “Crock world” craft shops and markets, nature reserves like Empisini, TC Robertson reserve and Vernon Crookes nature reserve and deep sea fishing from Rocky Bay. Trips to uShaka Marine World and Durban city as well as many other exciting trips can also be done and or arranged. Even if shopping is not your thing Galleria Mall is just a stone throw away with 11 movie theatres, Ice rink and bowling alley, even in bad weather you should find something to do.
If you are planning on an Ocean Cruise, we also offer secure parking for your vehicle and a transfer to the harbour.
Last but not least if you require just relaxing and getting away, the secluded Widenham beach is just a short walk away. Ideal for a long walk, a swim or just relaxing in the sun.