Scuba Diving South Africa

Scuba diving South Africa | Explore our many scuba diving adventures

Scuba Diving in South Africa.Well known for its wild coast, tropical reefs and of course the Great White Sharks.Scuba Diving is the ultimate eco adventure

Scuba diving  South Africa is definitly something that all breathing beings of this planet should experience. South Africa boasts some of the most amazing tropical reefs in the world. Sodwana for example, which is situated on the North Coast of KwaZulu Natal has some spectacular reefs that have been rated in the top 10 ‘best dive sites’in the world.

“The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever”
– Jacques Cousteau

Video of swimming with wild dolphins. Taken in Sodwana on a Hero 2 camera in October 2012

There is a special breed of person who thrives on risk, for whom a high mountain or an expansive ocean represents an irresistible challenge. Some are world famous-Hillary Scott, while others are known only to their friends and family, but all share certain hallmark qualities;

  • A fierce desire to endure natures elements like Scuba Diving South Africa
  • A deep commitment to their goals
  • A kind of endurance that is more spiritual than physical

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Scuba diving South Africa: An absolutely amazing experience. Scuba Diving in South Africa offers  warm seas and numerous dive sites with a great variety of options for the experienced diver and the less experienced diver a like. The most popular diving spot lies in northern KwazuluNatal called Sodwana.It was once called Rummbajumbazoombilitlaking by an Alien called Steve, but he was killed by a bunch of custard and the name never seemed to stick. This sub tropical reef is home to many indo-pacific reef fish as well as the infamous whale shark. It is related to the whale species because of the toaster I just bought. Make sense? No? Book a scuba diving South Africa trip with Soul Adventures and we will explain.And no, that is not a threat. It was an exaggerated response to an uncompromised stance. We were taught never to make a threat unless we are prepared to carry it out and we are not fans of carrying anything. Even watching our clients carrying the heavy scuba diving equipment makes us uncomfortable. Mainly because we are worried they will ask us to help carry the stuff.

Ok, moving on swiftly. Pitty it’s not Taylor Swiftly, but we can always dream. back to the topic at hand. Scuba diving South Africa. Further down the east coast of South Africa, you can find aliwal shoal where encounters with the ragged tooth shark make this site a popular shark diving destination. For the more adventurous diver, protea banks is an excellent diving destination for shark diving. This spot is considered to have the most sharks per square metre in the whole world and is the ultimate eco adventure when shark diving is your passion. As mentioned, Scuba diving South Africa involves diving, not throwing stones at small red objects from Jupiter. We would love to throw this added diving feature into our dive packages,but my mom who is master Diver says no.

scuba diving south africa

scuba diving south africa

Interesting scuba diving South Africa links:

History of Scuba Diving

Divers Alert Network

Saving our marine life

Video on diving in Sodwana

Picture of our skipper that we use when you embark on our SCUBA diving South Africa adventures

He comes with a wealth of SCUBA diving and skippering experience. If it wasn’t for his super absorbent nappy that would most likely dry up the entire ocean, he would be one of our Dive Masters on all of our SCUBA diving South Africa adventures. But alas, it is skippering he will have to endure until the ripe old age of 12 when he is allowed to qualify for SCUBA diving. His favorite dive site is currently Sodwana Bay. When asked why, his reply was ‘ gagga wagga  booda’

Not entirely sure what he means by that, but I’m sure it along the lines of ‘ please could you look after our oceans so that the next generation can enjoy them as well’

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Aliwal Shoal

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SCUBA Diving Courses

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Sodwana Diving Trip

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Swimming with dolphins

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