North West is a province in the northern part of South Africa, on the Botswana border and fringed by Kalahari desert to the west, Gauteng province to the east and Free State to the south. Home to the Sun City, it attracts both locals and tourists all year round and has a great deal to offer. It is peaceful and offers a sunny climate all year through, making for a most rewarding holiday experience.
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Scuba Diving in Aliwal Shoal, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
Scuba diving in Durban depends on prevailing winds and run off from the Umgeni River, the Harbour mouth and the Umkomaass cutting. This fact affects visibility during spring time which runs from September to December.
Prime diving destination in Durban is Aliwal Shoal. Water temperatures are normally warm due to the Aghulas current. Water temperatures range between 19-24°C/66.2-75.2°F. Visibility stands at 5-40 m/ 15-130 ft. The spot accommodates divers of all levels.
The amazing reef is characterized by many gullies, overhangs, caves and shelves with diverse marine life. Depths range from 5 m to 18 m / 15- 59 ft and up to 40 m / 130 ft for the more advanced diver. Marine life includes reef fish and in some cases shark encounters.