Are you ready to descend into the world of sharks on a SCUBA dive? Then slip into the water and come for a Shark Dive at Durban’s Aliwal Shoal for an encounter of a lifetime! Drift along with upwards of 20 blacktip sharks on a baited shark scuba trip

Floating weightless on a drift shark dive surrounded by upwards of 20 blacktip sharks may be viewed by the uninitiated as a nightmare! But we know that for SCUBA divers, this is the stuff of dreams! At our dive site, we love nothing more than drifting along with our guests, taking in all the antics of the blacktip sharks flocking around us.

On this dive, we typically descend down to between 4 and 8m, drifting over the shoal. This allows us to enjoy the fish life of the shoal below us, and the sharks all around us. Your shark Dive at Durban’s Aliwal Shoal often lasts upwards of an hour (for some reason its hard to get you guys back onto the boat !). The shallow depth we drift at, allows us to use our air sparingly.

After your Shark Dive at Aliwal Shoal, when we are all satiated and happy, it is a quick trip back to the Blue Wilderness Shark Centre, where we treat you to hot showers, light snacks and refreshments, and all the comforts you need sit back, put your feet up and relax. It’s time to reminisce about your Shark Diving Aliwal Shoal adventure.


  • 40-60 min shark diving (in water)
  • Professional shark/dive guide 
  • Hard & Soft SCUBA kit
  • Hot showers 
  • MPA SCUBA diving permit


  • Expedition video of shark dive (R425/group)


  • Be fitted for SCUBA equipment.
  • Receive briefing on safety and shark dive.


  • Load into our transport and drive (2 mins) to launch site.
  • Receive briefing on launching procedure.
  • Launch through the surf on an exciting surf launch.


  • 60 minute shark SCUBA dive


  • Return to Blue Wilderness base.
  • Enjoy showers and warm towels.
  • Depart for home.

Trip costs

Adults – R1850

Why join Blue Wilderness


Our maximum group size is nine. This ensure small, fun and personal shark diving trips


We cater to your comfort levels. Shark cage diving, cageless snorkeling or SCUBA diving – it is your choice. 


We don’t touch sharks, they don’t touch us. Respecting wildlife ensures a safe and enjoyable shark dive


We give back. Daily we collect vital citizen science shark data to aid in shark conservation and awareness


From owner to crew, Blue Wilderness is home to many of South Africa’s top shark experts and guides. 


Since 1995, Blue Bilderness has been at the forefront of developing shark dives and adventures on Durban’s Aliwal Shoal.

Book your Shark Adventure now