South of Durban off Umkomaas in the South Indian Ocean, the snorkeling at Aliwal Shoal Reef is popular for its reef fish and ragged tooth sharks, along with corals and sponges. The Aliwal Shoal Reef snorkeling experience is known for the diverse hard and soft corals.
Aliwal Shoal is the best snorkeling in the KwaZulu-Natalhe. It located south of Durban and offshore of Umkomaas. Aliwal Shoal is only accessible by charter boat. The waters are known to be some of the warmest in South Africa.
Overall, Aliwal Shoal Reef is the 5th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 11 snorkeling dives in South Africa.