Aliwal Shoal is located just 40min south of Durban and is rated as one of the top 10 dive sites in the world! Scubaco Diving & Travel is actually rated as #1 dive centre here in Umkomaas by our guests.  We are more focused on the smaller groups and client service is very important to us! We are a specialist charter operation focusing on large predator interactions with baited shark diving being a core focus of our business. We pride ourselves on catering to discerning clients in the photography & adventure diving industries.


The shoal offers a variety of dives from open water, advanced and shark to wreck diving. Aliwal shoal is a game park and hosts loads of BIG STUFF. There are more than 14 different dive sites and 2 wrecks to choose from.


The Baited Shark Dive, it is a phenomenal experience to be in the water with Black Tip Sharks! I can assure you that the baited shark dive is 100% safe, as a business and an industry we are able to boast a 100% safety record with NO CAGES. If you don’t have a scuba qualification, and you really want to swim with sharks – no need to worry, we also do offer snorkelling trips with the sharks, also NO CAGES.


A selection of courses from ages 10 & up, whether you are just starting out or want to go pro – start diving today! Should you just want to try it out for now, we do have a 2 day course available. It is called the Try Dive Course which consists of 1 day in the pool and 1 day in the ocean. Should you absolutely love it, we do offer the full Open Water Course which is a 4 day course and it consists of 4 pool sessions and 4 ocean dives.

Contact Us

Address: 21 Harvey Street, Umkomaas, DURBAN, 4170

(Entrance to Village Reef Complex is on the corner of Reynolds & Harvey Street – Look for the Blue Flags)

Telephone: +27(0)39 973 0002

Email: info@scubaco.co.za




Tamara                                                   Dean 
Cell: 079 779 4242                                   Cell: 071 899 3720
Email: mcfish@scubaco.co.za               Email:dean@scubaco.co.za