North Sands

Overall Rating:

Rating – High Season

There is no main season to dive the North Sands. North Sands gets a comfortable year round 7/10.

Rating – Low Season

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Rating – As A Dive

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This is a large sand patch in the inside edge of the reef, at the northern end of the Aliwal Shoal. It has a raised lip that offers protection for new divers (students) and juvenile fish from any current.

It is a great site to take students to do their skills as one can get settled on the sandy bottom. It is regarded as the nursery of the reef for this reason.


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The depth on the sand is 14m


Unfortunately this site is a very exposed site on the Aliwal Shoal and can be a very difficult dive.


The average ranges from 8m to 15m