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The MV Produce was a huge molasses tanker that sank when she struck northeast pinnacle at Aliwal Shoal.

Name Dive Site:MV Produce
Depth: 20-33m (65-108ft)
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One of the two wrecks near Aliwal Shoal is the MV Produce, a steel Norwegian cargo tanker. This 176 meter long ship struck Aliwal Shoal's northeast pinnacle on August 11, 1974 when she was freighting molasses. There were no fatalities but it took only hours before the vessel sank, nowadays sitting on her starboard side in the sand.

The Produce is split into three parts; the stern and bow still relatively intact and the center of the wreck is mostly collapsed. The wreck is loaded with large game fish such as salmon, kingfish, tuna and brindle bass. Although we don't encourage entering the vessel without proper training, we would mention that there are several huge moray eels living inside the wreck especially in the toilet area. Other tropical species known to inhabit the wreck are harlequin goldies and lionfish. Currents are often strong at this beautiful but advanced dive site.

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- Meridian Dive, 14 Ennisdale Drive, Durban

Meridian Dive

South Africa Dive and land Saf...
027 31 5648391
 14 Ennisdale Drive

With 20 years diving the South African Coast, we have the wealth and knowledge to find and show you the best that our oceans have to offer. We offer dive and land Safaries that you will never forget and never want to go back home from!

We cater for divers from around the world and provide safaries from self drive to guided tours, for individuals, groups and everthing in between. We include diving, with sharks to walking in the bush with the Big 5. Contact us and find out more. Technical and Rebreather catered for

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