One of the main reasons that divers come in such numbers to the South Coast of South Africa is to see the wide variety of sharks that can are visible here throughout the year. The Ragged Tooth Shark is probably the most sought after as it is generally a very placid shark and inhabits many areas of Aliwal Shoal making it accessible to all levels of diver.
However, Aliwal Shoal is also becoming a very popular destination for divers wishing to encounter Tiger Sharks. The Raggie season generally lasts around 6 – 8 months from June to November. It is usually possible to see Tiger Sharks all year but April & May are the prime months for sightings. Other sharks you may spot on Aliwal Shoal include Whale Sharks, Zambezi, Sand Sharks, Hammerheads and very occasionally a Great White causes enormous excitement amongst the divers.