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Dive Review of Scuba Addicts / Oonas Divers/Scuba Addicts in

Scuba Addicts / Oonas Divers/Scuba Addicts: "Shark heaven (as in heaven for shark loving divers, not dead sharks!)", Jan, 2018,

by Faye Wilde , Purley, GB (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 10194.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Takes a while to get there but it is worth it! The place is nice and remote and currently unspoilt. If you want to dive naturally with sharks, this is your place. There is no chumming or feeding or baiting, you rely on the very experienced guides to take you to the best spots for sharks. We saw hammerheads, tiger sharks, bull sharks, black tip and silver tip sharks as well as lots of different rays, and on the afternoon reef dives, frog fish, morays, nudibranchs, groupers and lots more.

You are mainly drifting in the blue and need to be a confident diver with a decent level of experience. There is no training carried out there, so your dives are not restricted by depths and limitations of new divers.

Dives are from an inflatable RIB and you help launch the boat yourselves from the beach. The surf can be a bit exciting but once on the move, the ride is pretty comfortable. The staff are all excellent and also arrange group meals at the lodge and in the local area.

If sharks are your thing and you like getting away from it all, this is the place for you. I loved it so much I am going back next year! Well worth the time and effort getting there and the humiliation of hauling yourself into a rib every day!

A note of caution, the sun is extremely strong out there so best to cover up!

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Several Red Sea trips in different locations, Tobago, Lanzarote, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Mozambique, Thailand, Maldives, Madeira, Menorca, Malta, Gozo, Turkey and frequently in the UK where I am based.
Closest Airport Durban Getting There Fly to Durban, land transfer to Ponta Do Ouro

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas currents
Water Temp 23-27°C / 73-81°F Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 15-30 M / 49-98 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions This is blue water drift diving. Mostly around 15-30 metres range. The aim is not to clock up more than a few minutes deco time.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments You are on a RIB but there is a box to put cameras in for safety and the guide and boat crew member were excellent at grabbing cameras off people and stowing them to one side while people got back in the boat.
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