South Coast, Turton to Hibberdene


Turton is the next point south after the railway bridge as you first turn into Mtwalume. There is extensive reef here consisting of ledges at right angles to the shore that run out into 21m+. Shore diving this spot is quite a walk from Mtwalume but well worth it as there are a lot of fish here.

Umfazazaan and Gojivajim

The next two rocky points have to be dived from boats as there is no safe parking. Umfazazaan has reef from the backline out to 18m+ but there are not many caves to attract a lot of fish. The ledges that run out in 18m southwards towards the next point can be productive. Gojivajim has some good pinnacles off the rocky point in 15m+. These can attract a lot of fish. The next area south is Hibberdene.


Hibberdene is approximately 96km south of Durban. The reef here starts off the railway bridge as you approach Hibberdene and extends right past the main bathing beach to airport reef off the old airport. This is a 4km stretch of almost continuous reef. The 15m+ drifts here are good, looking for reef that has a lot of structure that normally attracts fish. There is a good spot straight off the main bathing beach at the north end of the shark nets marked by the red buoys. The rocks come right up here forming big drop-offs that attract fish. Spade fish favour this spot. Off the old airport there are some very good spots out in 18m+. This is quite a swim for a shore dive as this area is prone to strong inshore currents.