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Here at ScubaCo we make it our mission to make your life easier! When booking a diving package with ScubaCo, you have the flexibility to be as involved in crafting your itinerary as you want to be!

Do you want to plan your scuba diving excursions down to the last detail and make endless decisions about the minutiae of your trip? No problem! Contact Us and one of our ScubaCo representatives will be happy to sit down with you, or to chat over email to custom create an itinerary that hits all the marks!

On the flip side, do you want to be able to hit a button, pay your deposit, and show up on the day knowing that everything has been taken care of for you? Again, ScubaCo has got your back!

Whether you want to hand-select and be involved in your itinerary development process, or want to book one of our example itineraries, knowing you can just show up and be taken care, ScubaCo has got you covered!

For more information on our frequently visited dive sites, our fully customizable sample itineraries, and the kick-ass marine life you’ll meet on each trip; just keep scrolling!

 

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– Aliwal Immersion Travel Package –

 

Our Aliwal Shoal Dive Package, which is fully customizable, is an Aliwal Shoal Diving adventure not to be missed! An 8 Days/7 Nights package, with options to extend your stay, our sample itinerary for the Aliwal Shoal Package is as follows:

 

Day One: To start your scuba diving adventure off nice and fine, day one will involve unpacking, settling in, and relaxing at 32on Harvey, ScubaCo’s very own Guesthouse in Umkomaas, where hospitality and friendliness is the name of the game, and the gorgeous tranquil setting will relax you completely!

Resting up on whatever remains of day one is crucial – because Days 2 through 6 will be jam-packed with underwater exploration, and as much adventure as you can squeeze into a less-than-100-hour period!

 

Day Two – Six: Dive the Aliwal Shoal, including a Baited Shark Dive and reef or wreck diving.

 

Pro Tip: Have specific Aliwal Shoal dive sites in mind that you simply must visit on this trip? Get in touch with us and let us know and we can tailor the Aliwal Immersion Travel Package to suit your needs!

Don’t want to bother with the research? Or simply want the experts to tell you where to be and when for the best underwater exploration experience?

Let us know and we’ll fill days 2 through 6 for you ourselves with some of the best dives the Aliwal Shoal has to offer!

Afternoon: Choose between an afternoon Game drive, Valley of a Thousand Hills Cultrual Center or exploring Oribi Gorge and doing a short hike or seeing the Croc’s at Crocworld during your afternoons. Our vehicle is available to take you out for an activity of your choice. In the Aliwal Immersion Package you get two outings of your choice.

 

Day Seven: As our time together draws to a close, we’ll take you out one more time to explore the best of what the Aliwal Shoal has to offer. When all is said and done, we will also ensure you are safely transported back to King Shaka airport in time to make your flight.

 

 

Inclusions:

– 6 Days’ Scuba Diving on the Aliwal Shoal, including tank & weights.
– 7 Nights’ Accommodation, including dinner, bed & breakfast.
– 1 Night’s included seafood braai
– Airport transfer to and from King Shaka Airport
– Transportation to and from all included activities and accommodation.

 

What can you expect to see?

The Aliwal Shoal is home to a wide variety of marine life, including the Aliwal Shoal Big Five! If you’re keen to spot Tiger Sharks, Ragged Tooth Sharks, Black Tip Sharks, Humpback Whales and the Brindle Bass, this is the dive trip for you!

 

Aliwal Immersion Bookings

 

 

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– Dive & Safari Travel Packages –

 

Do you want to see the best South Africa has to offer by land and by sea? Feel like a little exploration of both surf and turf? Well, then our Dive & Safari Travel Packages have got your name written all over them!

Fully customizable, our standard or example itinerary for the Dive and Safari Package includes 9 Days/8 Nights worth of fun!

To see our sample itinerary for a 9 Day/8 Night trip – keep scrolling!

 

Day One: Your included airport transfer shuttle will be waiting for you upon your arrival at King Shaka Airport in Durban.

You will then be transported to “32 on Harvey”, ScubaCo’s very own Guesthouse in Umkomaas, which will be your home base for the “dive” portion of your Dive and Safari Package.

You will have some time to relax and unpack while surrounded by gorgeous views, before starting your diving adventures tomorrow.

You’ll need the rest and soon be grateful for some down-time as Days Two through Six are simply jam-packed with oceanic exploration!

 

Day Two – Six: Dive the Aliwal Shoal

 

Pro Tip: Have specific Aliwal Shoal dive sites in mind that you simply must visit on this trip?

Get in touch with us and let us know and we can tailor the Aliwal Shoal Travel Package to suit your needs! Don’t want to bother with the research? Or simply want the experts to tell you where to be and when for the best underwater exploration experience?

Let us know and we’ll fill days 2 through 6 for you ourselves with some of the best dives the Aliwal Shoal has to offer!

 

Day Seven: Day Seven starts with an early morning transfer to the Falaza Game Park and Spa in St. Lucia, a privately owned resort neighbouring the Hluhluwe-Imfalozi Game Park, which is home to Africa’s land Big Five, just like the Aliwal Shoal is home to our country’s marine Big Five!

 

Day Eight: Explore the Hluhluwe-Imfalozi Game Reserve and choose between many additional activities that Falaza Game Park has to offer.

 

Day Nine: Sadly the trip comes to a close and after an exhilarating holiday, your return transfer to the airport will drop you off at King Shaka Airport in plenty of time to catch your flight.

 

 

If I land up on this tour, what will I see?

The Aliwal Shoal is home to a wide variety of marine life, including the Aliwal Shoal Big Five! If you’re keen to spot Tiger Sharks, Ragged Tooth Sharks, Black Tip Sharks, Humpback Whales and the Brindle Bass, this is the dive trip for you!

The Hluhluwe-Imfalozi Game Park is home to the Big Five; Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Rhinos and Buffalo – among many other fascinating creatures and critters!

 

Inclusions:

– Return transfers to King Shaka Airport.
– Transportation to and from all included activities and accommodation.
– 8 Nights’ Accommodation including breakfast.
– Cylinder rentals, air-fills and weights.

What’s Not Included?

– Airfare and associated/other travel costs to and from Durban to join the group.
– Passports and Visas
– Personal Insurance
– Dive Gear (although we do have gear available for hire)
– Lunches, Dinners and beverages
– All additional activities and items of a personal nature (though we would be happy to organize these activities for you and to customize your package ahead of your stay with us).
– Marine Protected Area Permit (+/- ZAR 65)

 

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– Best Bits of Africa – Best of Africa Travel Packages –

 

Our longest standard itinerary package, and definitely not a trip for the faint of heart, our Best Bits of Africa package is for those who want to experience the African coastline, wild- and marine-life in all their natural, resplendent glory; like a local, and all in one go!

An action-packed trip that runs just short of two weeks, this trip departs once a month with Saturday arrivals, so you will need to book accordingly. A specialized package designed for those whose love of adventure and the outdoors simply cannot be sated, we present the Best Bits of Africa Package!

For more info on what you’re in for on this 12 Day/11 Night trek, keep reading!

 

Day One: Your included airport transfer shuttle will be waiting for you upon your arrival at King Shaka Airport in Durban.

You will then be transported to “32 on Harvey”, ScubaCo’s very own Guesthouse in Umkomaas, which will be your home away from home for about half of your trip. You will have some time to relax and unpack while surrounded by gorgeous tranquil setting, before starting your diving adventures tomorrow.

You’ll need the rest and soon be grateful for some down-time as Days Two through Six are simply jam-packed with oceanic exploration!

 

Day Two – Six: Dive the Aliwal Shoal

 

Pro Tip: Have specific Aliwal Shoal dive sites in mind that you simply must visit on this trip?

Get in touch with us and let us know and we can tailor the Aliwal Shoal Dive Package to suit your needs! Don’t want to bother with the research?

Or simply want the experts to tell you where to be and when for the best underwater exploration experience?

Let us know and we’ll fill days 2 through 6 for you ourselves with some of the best dives the Aliwal Shoal has to offer!

 

Day Six: The adventure is only just beginning!

On day six we whisk you away to St. Lucia for a night at the Elephant Lake Hotel on the shores of the St. Lucia Estuary. Here you will be treated to a relaxing boat ride, and will have the opportunity to recuperate from your week spent scuba diving by relaxing in the stunning accommodation options provided.

 

Day Seven: Day Seven starts with an early morning transfer to the Falaza Game Reserve which neighbours the world-renowned Hluhluwe-Imfalozi Game Park, which is home to Africa’s land Big Five, just like the Aliwal Shoal is home to our country’s marine Big Five!

On Day Seven you will have the opportunity to take part in two game activities where you will be able to spot a variety of wildlife, including the Big Five, a wide variety of buck, zebras, giraffes, and so many more creatures and critters alike!

By the end of Day Seven, we depart for Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique! Famous for its pristine beaches and warm water, you will have the opportunity to get settled in at the Coco Rico Resort before exploring everything this stretch of coastline has to offer.

 

Day Eight – Eleven: Explore the crystal clear waters off Mozambique.

 

Day Twelve: Sadly, all good things must come to an end, and on Day Twelve we depart for Durban again, where you will be transferred to King Shaka Airport in plenty of time to catch your flight home.

 

 

If I land up on this tour, what will I see?

The Aliwal Shoal is home to a wide variety of marine life, including the Aliwal Shoal Big Five! If you’re keen to spot Tiger Sharks, Ragged Tooth Sharks, Black Tip Sharks, Humpback Whales and the Brindle Bass, this is the dive trip for you!

The Hluhluwe-Imfalozi Game Park and its neighbour, the Falaza Game Reserve are home to the Big Five; Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Rhinos and Buffalo – as well as many other fascinating creatures and critters, including a wide variety of bird and insect life as well as other land mammals, such as giraffes and zebras!

 

Inclusions:

– Return King Shaka Airport Transfers
– All Transportation to and from Included Activities / Accommodation
– 4 Nights’ Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Umkomaas
– 1 Night’s Accommodation at Elephant Lake Hotel incl. Breakfast
– 1 Boat Cruise at St Lucia
– 2 Nights’ Accommodation at Falaza Game Reserve incl. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
– 2 Falaza Game Activities
– 4 Nights’ Accommodation at Coco Rico Resort in Ponta do Oura, Mozambique incl. Breakfast
– 7 Diving Days incl. Cylinder & Weights

 

Best Bits of Africa Bookings

 

 

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– Create Your Own Custom Travel Packages –

 

Excited by what we have to offer but still don’t see exactly what you’re looking for?

Why not custom build an itinerary to suit your needs?! That’s right – you can choose how many dives, days, locations, travel destinations, and accommodations are included in your unique travel package!

Contact Us today and our experienced team will assist you with all your requirements, and advise if/where needed, so that you can enjoy the diving travel adventure of a lifetime!

Optional Inclusions in your Custom Package Include:

 

Aliwal Shoal (Umkomaas)

If you love diving like we do, where better to start your holidays than at the Aliwal Shoal – one of Africa’s most biologically diverse dive sites, and conceivably one of the best places in the world for cageless shark diving experiences. During the year, the reef is also filled with loads of other marine life – from colourful tropical fish, turtles cruising around and pods of bottlenose dolphins, to humpback whales!

You can truly see it all at Aliwal Shoal. Umkomaas boasts a great variety of shark species too, which of course means that our very famous seasonal visitors, the Tiger shark, Ragged tooth sharks and Blacktip sharks will come to show their faces.

Choose between reef dives, wreck dives, shark dives or shark viewing to experience Aliwal Shoal your way!

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Port St. John’s (Transkei)

Situated on the Wild Coast in the Transkei, Port St John’s is a gorgeous little rustic town where you are surrounded by Africa’s finest fauna, flora, and undisturbed wilderness.

Beautiful views, gorgeous sunrises & sunsets, pristine undisturbed beaches and plentiful wildlife awaits you as you allow the lazy atmosphere to melt your worries away.
Port St. John’s offers wonderful diving adventures, particularly during June & July during the annual Sardine Run where much activity takes place on the open waters…

More about Port St. John’s

 

 

 

Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique

Ponta do Ouro is a town in the south of Mozambique, lying on the Mozambique Channel south of Maputo and just north of the border with South Africa. It is known for its gorgeous stretch of pristine white beach.

There are also plenty of dolphins and opportunities for offshore diving. Ponta do Ouro offers more than just diving: you can also go on an ocean safari, sunset cruise on a boat, swimming with dolphins and just so much more to keep you busy!

More about Ponta do Ouro

 

 

 

Falaza Game Reserve, Hluhluwe (St. Lucia)

Falaza Game Reserve is neighbouring the World Heritage Site of St. Lucia, the renowned Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve (home to the African ‘Big Five’). There are endless activities and opportunities to explore within a close radius of the Reserve. Falaza Game Reserve is a mere four hour pleasing drive from Umkomaas. Here you can enjoy the true African experience and kick back, relax and have a good time!

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Valley of a Thousand Hills

The breathtaking Valley of a Thousand Hills is an exciting component of Durban and South Africa’s province of KwaZulu-Natal – the Kingdom of the Zulu. The Valley of 1000 Hills is one of those few holiday destinations that has something for everyone. Unspoilt nature, wildlife, magnificent scenery, wining and dining, and warm country hospitality just a half an hour’s drive from the centre of Durban. The area is named after the thousands of hills which tumble down to the mighty Umgeni River, which flows from the distant Drakensberg Mountains to the warm inviting Indian Ocean.

 

 

 

Tala Game Reserve

Tala is a wildlife sanctuary spanning over 3000 hectares with many diverse natural environments. The reserve features over 380 bird species, with big game that includes kudu, hippo, giraffe and eland… Care to explore?

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Crocworld Conservation Centre

Escape into a world of natural beauty and wonder at Crocworld Conservation Centre. Enjoy an exciting and educational experience, getting up close and personal with these wonderful creatures. Relax in indigenous landscaped gardens and take in our beautiful sea views.

The animal farm & playground and walk-through bird aviary are open daily with crocodile feedings taking place twice a day. Snake demonstrations happen on Saturdays & Sundays.

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Oribi Gorge “Wild 5 Adventures”

Wild 5 Adventures in Oribi Gorge offers a variety of adrenaline-high adventures! From the Wild Gorge Swing, which is “the ultimate rush”, to river rafting, abseiling, zip-line sliding through the gorge, and even walking across the suspension bridge; you are bound to find an activity to suit your adrenaline junkie needs!

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Also see:

Aliwal Shoal – Shark Diving – Sardine Run – Southern Reefs – Diving Courses