Shark and SCUBA diving adventures on Durban’s Aliwal Shoal

Delve into the mystical shark world with the Blue Wilderness team. Based on Durban’s Aliwal Shoal, we offer exhilarating shark diving adventures to everyone. Depending on your level of comfort, you can choose to either shark cage dive; snorkel cageless or don a SCUBA set for a baited shark dive. We also specialise in SCUBA diving adventures and SCUBA training, including our renowned PADI SCUBA Training Program. We aim to turn each guest into an ambassador for shark and marine conservation and we hope you’ll give us this opportunity.

Shark Cage Diving

Shark research volunteers

Come join Blue Wilderness shark cage diving at Durban’s Aliwal Shoal. Open to all ages and no qualifications needed!

Swim with Sharks

Annual Sardine Run

Join us for a ‘cageless’ snorkel with sharks. Immerse yourself into the world of sharks at Durban’s Aliwal shoal

Shark SCUBA Dive

Sardine Run diving expeditions

For all SCUBA qualified shark adventurers – join us on a baited shark SCUBA dive drifting over Durban’s Aliwal shoal.

SCUBA Pro's Training Program

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Become a PADI professional SCUBA diver and work as a dive-master on the worlds most recognised SCUBA accreditation. 

Sardine Run


Experience the worlds greatest shoal and most extreme SCUBA diving adventure for yourself. South Africa’s Sardine Run 


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Start your exploration of the underwater world by becoming a PADI qualified SCUBA diver

Why choose Blue Wilderness?


We pioneered shark diving on Durban’s Aliwal Shoal. Numerous international documentaries feature our work including shows on National Geographic and Discovery channels.

Tailor made

Our trips are for novices or experts alike! From shark cage diving, shark snorkeling, baited shark SCUBA dives and SCUBA training and expeditions, we ensure that your shark adventure is at your personal comfort level


We boast a 100% safety record. Our ‘no touch’ policy ensures that neither our guests or guides harass any of the sharks during our shark adventures. This means you stay safe and our sharks are respected!


Blue Wilderness gives back! Daily we collect standardised research data on our shark cage diving  and SCUBA diving trips. We ensure our expeditions help produce knowledge about the sharks of Durban’s Aliwal Shoal.


Our purpose is to conserve sharks through education, entertainment and excitement on our shark adventures. Our expeditions are aimed at turning guests into ambassadors for shark conservation.


Each Blue Wilderness Shark cage diving expedition is limited to 9 shark adventurers! So you can be assured that our guides, skippers and hosts will give you a personal and exciting shark expedition every time.


Meet the worlds greatest ocean predator live. Daily live streaming productions of great white shark cage diving expediti