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Shark Cage Diving – Day Tour

Shark Cage Diving

Durban City

Price on Request

OVERVIEW

Overview

On the doorstep of Durban, Aliwal Shoal a marine protected area is rated as one of the top 10 dive sites in the world.

Tiger Sharks, Black Tip Sharks, Ragged Toothed Sharks, Whale Sharks, Zambezi, Sand Sharks, Hammerheads and very occasionally a Great White Shark can be seen here.

Why go to Cape Town when KwaZulu Natal has it all!

Join Tim Brown Tours for a Durban day tour and an experience of a lifetime with an experienced operator and guide. No PADI course required!

Our Operator is the only Fully Licensed and SAMSA recognized in KwaZulu Natal. This is a Durban Day Safari Tour experience not to be missed!

 

WHY WE THINK YOU’LL LOVE IT

 

 

   Entering into the water with these majestic creatures.

   Experiencing a number of difference species of Sharks close up in the safety of a cage.

✓   Diving in the warm Indian Ocean as opposed to the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean where the Great White Sharks in more commonly found.

ITINERARY

 

7.30 AM: Pickup

It’s an early start for the Shark Cage Diving Experience! You will be collected from your accommodation venue (This only applies to pick-up’s and drop-off’s in Durban City, feel free to contact us if you are unsure as to whether your pick-up location is covered. Should your pick-up location not be covered, we will still collect you, however, there may be an additional charge dependent on where you are based.

8.30 AM: Transportation

We drive to the Scottburgh on Durban’s South Coast which is about 1 hour from Durban. To speed things along, your knowledgeable guide will share on the history of area and you are encouraged to ask questions to reap the full benefit of the tour. Rest assured that you will travel in absolute comfort as Tim Brown Tours use a Ford Tourneo or a Ford Everest to conduct all tours. This is subject to availability and Tim Brown Tours reserves the right to make alternative vehicle arrangements.

9.30 AM: Scottburgh

We arrive at our destination in Scottburgh where we shall make our way to the Approx. to Shark Diving Center where you will be given a safety briefing as well as 09:30am be fitted for the appropriate diving gear.

11.00 AM: Aliwal Shoal

We shall make our way out to the Aliwal Shoal by boat, where once again you Approx to. will be given a safety briefing before heading into the magical underwater 11:00am experience of diving with Sharks!

11.30 AM: Shark Cage Diving Center

After the Shark diving experience, it is back to the Shark Cage Diving Center by Approx.11:30am boat.

12.00 PM: Lunch

We shall have a light lunch before making our way back to Durban.

1.00 PM: Departure

Approximate time of departure for Durban

2.30 PM: Arrival

Approximate time of arrival in Durban

HISTORY

Hluhluwe Imfolozi is the oldest proclaimed nature reserve spanning 96 000 ha. In 1890 the white rhino numbered less than 100 in the areas in and around Hluhluwe Imfolozi and it is mostly thanks to this park, which received formal recognition as a protected wildlife sanctuary in 1895, due to the possibility of extinction of this magnificent creature, that we have the fortune of seeing the white rhino in its natural habitat today. At this stage, there were approximately only 20 Southern White Rhino surviving on earth and they were all within the Imfolozi area.

By 1960, their numbers had improved so drastically that intervention was required to avoid over population. Rhinos were relocated to protected areas outside of the park and this initiative was run by the then Natal Parks Board. The relocation process was not always an easy one and there were casualties. However, the operation was considered a huge success. Hluhluwe Imfolozi now has the largest population of white rhino in the world. But, they are under constant siege and it is our duty as protectors of this world, to ensure that we do not face the same catastrophe as we did in the late 1800s.

*Ask your Guide* – There are two different rhino species within the park, the black and the white. Ask your guide on their identifiable traits, habits and see whether you are able to correctly identify the species should you have a chance to see one of these magnificent creatures.

The elephant – gentle, wise and with the ability to walk with such grace considering its size has always fascinated those visiting the park. The males are identifiable by their rounded head, thicker and larger tusks and larger body size. The females have a flat top head which comes down at angle to the trunk. The Big 5 – Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant and Buffalo were classified as such as they were and are the most dangerous animals to hunt on foot, the Buffalo being the most dangerous.

Besides the Big 5, and the various other large species of mammal found in the park, the park is home to over some 1200 species of plant, it is abundant in birdlife, reptiles as well as little guys – don’t overlook the little guys. Remember, that here the dung beetle gets right of way.

PLEASE NOTE

  • Group Rates are available on request.

INCLUSIONS

  • Entrance Fees
  • Listed Activities
  • Transport – Pick-up and Drop-off
  • Guide
  • Bottled Water (We only supply a limited number of bottles per day, should you require additional, this will be for your own account)

EXCLUSIONS

  • Items of Personal Nature
  • Lunch
  • Beverages: Beer; Wine; Cold Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Any other items not listed in the Inclusion