Umkomaas is a small coastal town located along the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. It is close to other small towns like Port Edward, Port Shepstone, Amanzimtoti and is 45minutes from Durban that have a lot of activities and yummy restaurants to explore.
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Every year off the coast of South Africa, billions of sardine’s spawns in the cool waters of the Agulhas bank, and from there they usually split into thousands of shoals as they move northward along the east coast of South Africa. With this immense number of fish, it attracts the oceans top apex’s predators.
Sodwana Bay is a fantastic, year-round dive destination that lies within the boundaries of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park. These reefs are of the most southerly coral reefs in the world and are fed by warm water carried southward by the Agulhas Current.
This healthy reef system is inhabited by an array of marine life, everything from the smallest marine critter to the Humpback Whales that migrate past, making this an amazing all year-round diving destination, all though there are specific seasonal sightings on Aliwal Shoal.
Aliwal Shoal is a coral reef system located 7km off the coast of Umkomaas; a small coastal town located along the south coast of KwaZulu Natal and is a Marine Protected Area to aid in the protection of all the incredible life it houses, making it a diver’s dream.