Southafrican Wild Coast sharks dive and Photography WorkShop

EXPEDITION: The diving area is located on the South African Wild Coast facing the Indian Ocean in the province of KwaZulu-Natal and more precisely the site will be the Aliwal Shoal. This reef is famous for the concentration of hard and soft coral, for the variety of tropical and subtropical fish and for the presence of various species of shark, but it is primarily famous for the presence of the shark rays or bull sharks (Charcarias Taurus). In this period of the year in addition to this species, there will be the opportunity to admire the Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier), the Blacktip (Carcharhinus limbatus), the Bronze Whaler (Carcharhinus brachyurus), Leuca Shark (Carcharhinus leucas) and many others. There will be the possibility to dive in the current and for this reason a good management of the trim is required; the maximum depth is 18/20 m except in some sites where you will touch the 30 m. Among the 10 most famous dive sites in the world this reef has all the ideal features to live a dive different from the usual. It is highly appreciated by all underwater photographers, both professional and amateur, as well as for the reef, especially for the concentration of sharks throughout all dives.

WHERE: SUD AFRICA – Wild Coast – Marine Riserve of Aliwal Shoal

ACCOMMODATION: Guest house in Bed &breakfast

EXPERIENCE LEVEL: OWAD required with a minimum of 50 dives – expert diver – good current management

Dates: On request (from Dec to Apr)

SPOTS AVAILABLE: 7 (The expedition will be confirm with minimun 6 people).



  • 7 nights in the guest house with bed & breakfast for the diving part in Umkomass SA;
  • 10 dives (reefs and sharks) – park entry permits;
  • Cylinders, weights;
  • UnderWater photography Workshop with Francesco Pacienza;
  • Transfer from and to the airport.

An adventure in the Indian Ocean of the South African Wild Coast with the most beautiful dives in the marine reserve of Aliwal Shoal, which is among the top ten most beautiful dives in the world for the wealth of marine flora and fauna and sharks as well . In addition to reef dives there will be specific dives in contact only with large predators.

An adrenaline-filled and exciting expedition experienced in respect of the South African nature.