Aliwal shoal

Only few places on our planet abound such a variety of marine life like the Aliwal shoal in the east coast of South Africa. Aliwal is not a typical coral reef that you commonly know and you’ve ever dove. The basis of the cliff is sandstone, which created large underwater caves, caverns, canals and platforms. Reef hosts more than 1200 fish species, however some ocean pilgrims are coming only in season: turtles, huge groupers, manta rays, dolphins, sharks and whales. The most famous seasonal visitors to Aliwal are Sand tiger sharks with their ghostly bent and interlocking teeth. Aliwal is also a place of powerful waves, strong current and stormy weather.

Face to face: oceanic blacktip shark (Carcharhinus limbatus)

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