18 boat dives
Cylinders, weights and air fills
Brunch and Dinner in Mozambique
All transport including airport transfers
All accommodation, bed and breakfast
Arrive Durban International Airport, meet your guide and transfer to Aliwal Shoal for a briefing and to set up dive gear. When diving at Aliwal Shoal we stay in the town of Umkomaas in a B&B Lodge with sea view, en suite bathrooms, TV, swimming pool, and bar. It is ideally suited across the road from the dive center.
Days 2 - 6
Diving at Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks.
For the next three days we will do two dives per day two of which will be at Protea Banks, home to the Tiger, Zambezi, Hammerhead and Ragged Toothed Sharks. There is also an abundance of game fish resident in this area, it is not a dive for the faint hearted. We will do 8 dives at Aliwal Shoal, home to the Ragged Toothed Sharks in their breeding season from July to December. These sites also include many corals, tropical fish and 2 interesting wrecks as well as an abundance of Rays and Moray Eels. There are also many interesting species for the macro photographer. Sharks like the Great White, Tiger and Zambezi, though rarely, are seen occasionally. Dolphins, Humpback Whales and Manta rays are not unusual.
Kosi Bay via the Reserve.
Early departure from Umkomaas and drive to Kosi Bay via the Game Reserves of Umfolosi and Hluhluwe where it is possible to see the big 5. Overnight in Kosi Bay at Lala Lapa or Kosi Bay Lodge.
Transfer Ponto do Ouro.
Explore the Kosi Bay area and transfer to Ponto do Ouro in Mozambique where we will stay in the Dive Concession in reed rooms on the beach. Brunch and dinner are included. (It is a bit rough and toilets and showers are a fair walk so if you require upgraded accommodation with en-suite let us know).
Days 9 - 12
Diving Ponta do Ouro in Mozambique.
Two dives per day in this unspoiled tropical paradise, where in season (October to January) one may expect to see Whale Sharks, Manta Rays, a large variety of sharks and a good selection of tropical corals and fish, whilst enjoying the natural beauty and fantastic weather of Mozambique. (Malaria precautions required.)
Transfer to St Lucia where we will stay at a Lodge on the Estuary, relax, pack gear, watch the Hippos and Crocodiles and admire the abundant bird life.
Transfer back to Durban to Link with home bound flights.