Tiger shark diving in South Africa offers an underwater rush like none other, a diving adventure to remember forever. View these impressive predators in their natural environment, up close and personal, without being confined by a cage.

The warm waters of the Indian Ocean along South Africas east coast provide an ideal environment for tiger sharks, and tiger shark diving tours are offered from various venues in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape.
Tiger sharks are marked by dark stripes running down the sides of their bodies, reminiscent of those of the large feline predator from which they take their name, and can grow up to 5m in length.

Experts advise divers to stay upright in the water at all times, to ensure that sharks do not confuse them with marine wildlife. Participants will need to have completed a diving course before being allowed on the dive, but there are numerous diving schools in South Africa that offer courses. Anyone with a love for diving – especially underwater photographers – will leave with memories and images to last a lifetime.

TRAVEL  & PLANNING INFO

WHO TO CONTACT

Aliwal Dive Centre
Tel: +27 (0)39 973 2233
Email: [email protected]

African Dive Adventures
Tel: +27 (0)39 317 1483
Email: [email protected]

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Though the water remains warm in winter, summer is the best time to enjoy a tiger shark dive.

GET AROUND

Because of a lack of public transport options along the east coast of South Africa, travellers are advised to hire their own vehicle.

WHAT WILL IT COST

A tiger shark diving experience of up to 2 hours will cost between R1 200 and R1 500 per person.

LENGTH OF STAY

A tiger shark dive is a full-day activity.

WHAT TO PACK

Bring your own diving gear if you have. Otherwise you can rent all the gear you need, while some operators will include the cost of rental equipment in the tour package.