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Dive Review of Agulhas House in
Africa/Aliwal Shoals, south of Durban

Agulhas House: "Diving Aliwal Shoals at Umkamaas, south of Durban, South Africa", Jul, 2017,

by John Yavorsky, NJ, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 9776.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving 26 liveaboards and dozens of land-based world wide.
Closest Airport Durban, South Africa Getting There Fly to Durban and Agulhas will arrange van.

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, rainy Seas choppy
Water Temp 66 to 70 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 5 to 30 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions All drift diving with divemaster pulling bouy so group had to stay together.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales 1 or 2
Corals N/A Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments up to 10 divers and several divemasters in open RIB so small rigs best. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 2 stars
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Comments Rugged diving from Rubber Ducks (RIBs). Usually can enter Rubber Ducks from river and not beach (depending on tides) but still need to get through surf at river mouth. In winter it's cold and can be wet and windy in open boat. They have foul weather gear but to insure your size, bri ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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