We have been living on the coast with Aliwal Shoal as our backyard for over 6 months now. Diving here in summer is phenomenal; rays everywhere, tiger sharks and warmer water. We were lucky enough to team up with some great dive centres and have some magical days on the water. Michael was blessed by the ocean gods a few times with sightings of a beautiful Whale shark and a Great White (both encounters happened to be with student divers). Diving in this part of the world is great all year round, but I'm a sucker for warm water.
There's not much else to say, so check out the images below and we'll see you underwater.
image 1: Spotted eagle ray (Aetobatus narinari)
image 2: Longfin batfish (Platax teira)
image 3: Indo-Pacific bottlenosed dolphin (Tursiops aduncus)
image 4: Whale shark (Rhincodon typus)
image 5: Spotted Ragged-tooth shark (Carcharias taurus)
image 6: Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvieri)
image 6: Spotted eagle ray (Aetobatus narinari)
image 7: Blacktip shark (Carcharhinus limbatus)
image 8: Great White shark (Carcharodon carcharias)