Famous due to its proximity with tropical islands, lush forests and Mount Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah located in Borneo. It is located on the west coast of Sabah within the West coast Division. Formerly known as Jesselton, it enjoys a tropical rainforest climate and lies by the coast, overlooking the South China Sea and bordered by the Crocker range which is home to Mount Kinabalu.
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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.
Relevant activites based in South Africa
This 2-3 hour adventure is the most popular adventure activity where you can experience the best that Tsitsikamma offers! If you are keen to explore deeper into the Storms River Gorge, and experience the deep, long, quiet pools with ancient forests and deep caves then the kayak and lilo trip is for you!