South Africa Scuba Diving

South Africa is an ideal location for scuba diving as it has an extensive coastline

South Africa Outdoor ActivitiesScuba Diving in South Africa

South Africa is an ideal location for some spectacular scuba diving as it has an extensive coastline with widely varied conditions and water temperatures.

There is nothing quite like the absolute beauty of scuba diving in South Africa. The sea life and intricate reefs youíll observe when scuba diving in South Africa will leave you reeling in disbelief. The Mozambiquan current that flows down the eastern side of South Africa brings a warm current down this coastline and therefore makes the waters ideal to spot great white sharks, whales, whale sharks, dolphins, turtles, manta and eagle rays, and naturally beautiful coral reefs too.

There are so many places to enjoy scuba diving in South Africa. There are dive schools in almost every city in South Africa providing all the efficient training and equipment you need. Cape Townís water is extremely cold but do not let that deter you.

Cape Town oceans contain the most beautiful kelp forests. There are three main types of kelp known to man and this part of the Western Cape coast is the only place in the world that they all grow together. Diving in kelp is like walking in a forest. You float beneath the canopy and admire the astonishingly colourful reef life.

Near Johannesburg and in Mpumalanga there are inland dive resorts where students have the opportunity to do dive training in an abandoned quarry. There are also a wide variety of scuba diving resorts in South Africa like Rocktail Bay and Sodwana Bay.

Dive South Africa offers numerous scuba diving adventures and safaris. The safariís are run from the dive lodge and offer comfortable and great quality accommodation and scrumptious food. You will have fantastic opportunities to see the wrecks and caves of South Africa and go diving with sharks. Dive South Africa even offers tailor-made safariís to suit your time and budget.

Adventure Diving Safariís offer awesome scuba diving safariís and holidays to South Africa and Mozambique. Coral Divers in Sodwana Bay in KwaZulu Natal operate a dive camp and offer numerous dive packages, equipment hire, as well as various PADI dive courses. Dive the Big Five offer tour packages and safaris that put forward all kinds of diving around South Africa, from reef to wreck, shark and cage diving.

No matter where you choose to scuba dive in South Africa, we guarantee an unforgettable time. An underwater camera is a definite so you can capture the astonishingly beautiful marine life in South African waters.

Popular Scuba Diving Accommodation

Umkomaas Guest House

Where? Umkomaas
We are located close to Dive Charters for divers who wish to dive the Aliwal Shoal, which is one of the top ten dive sites in the world. We can arrange all your dives and dive courses for you if required. We can arrange Tiger Shark Diving which is a...

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Toad Tree Cabins

Where? Sodwana Bay
Toad Tree Cabins at Sodwana Bay in KwaZulu Natal is a fully equipped, birder friendly, rustic camp which serves as a weekend and holiday destination for scuba divers and nature loving travelers. The self-catering brick cottages sleeping...

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Popular Scuba Diving Destinations

Scuba Dive at Thonga Beach Lodge

Where? Mabibi
Mabibi lies adjacent to Africaís southern-most coral reefs making it the only tropical dive site in South Africa. In global terms, Mabibi offers some of the best diving in the world, but it has gone largely unnoticed because of its remoteness...

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Scuba Dive Bell Buoy Reef

Where? Port Elizabeth
For certified scuba divers, there are a wide range of dive spots around Port Elizabeth. Try Bell Buoy; a large reef which covers almost 5 acres with depths which range from 2 - 20 meters. Large red bait pods are found in the shallower regions, with...

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Learn to Scuba Dive in Jozi

Where? Johannesburg
Backward roll off the landlocked Gauteng province into a sea of diving vacation opportunities. South Africa's coast is abundant with rich sea life to behold in both the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. The jagged South African coastlines display ancient...

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The Mozambiquan current that flows down the eastern side of South Africa brings a warm current down this coastline and therefore makes the waters ideal to spot great white sharks, whales, whale sharks, dolphins, turtles, manta and eagle rays.

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