South Africa Scuba Diving
325 Dive Sites in 8 Destinations
Mysterious legends from the southern tip of Africa tell of undersea creatures who have the ability to evoke unimaginable reverence within man, and that only those who have seen them can do justice to the tales. Here, in the land where two oceans meet, it is said that pre-historic beasts guard the deep, while the maritime big five namely the sharks, whales, dolphins, penguins and turtles keep an eye on the rest.
The immense power that gathers in the oceans of the world, move and shift and flow to meet at the southern most tip of the African continent resulting in the best of both worlds from which to choose and an endless list of dive sites to accompany.
Fondly known as the Rainbow Nation, South Africa is famous for having come a long way, emerging a brave example to the rest of the world as long as the likes of Nelson Mandela appear to inspire the country to continue to remain true to itself.
Diving South Africa
The primitive Coelacanth, until recently thought to be extinct, was spotted deep off-shore from Sodwana Bay on the East coast in 2003. Adults can reach as much as 2m in length and until now not much is known about them. Unlike Darwin's vampire finches by which his theory of natural selection was inspired, this 'living fossil' does not seem to have evolved at all, which according to Darwin, would be the reason for its decline. 1200 species of fish in total are found along the east coast.Read more