I came to umkomaas for the sharks and I was not disappointed. If anything my expectations were surpassed.
The room I was staying in was clean, comfortable and represented excellent value for money with a view of the relentless South African surf.
Brian and lelani who run the place couldn't do enough for me and I felt very welcome as a lone traveller. The dive staff were good, the skippers (Andrew and buffalo) were very skilled and made navigating the gnarly conditions look easy. I booked to do 2 shark dives but ended up doing 4 as they were so amazing. I had tiger sharks on two of the baited dives with countless blacktips (charcarhinus limbatus) on every dive. Having done shark dives all over the world, I can say without doubt aliwal shoal is up there with the best. The reef dives are great with conditions challenging for the inexperienced diver but it is very rewarding with lovely nudis, sharks and reef fish.More
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