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Discover the best dive centers in South Africa

Diving South Africa

Though one could sum up diving in South Africa only mentionning sharks, there is more in it than just cage diving. Much more! Indeed the mega fauna is predominant in the region: oceanic black-tip shark, bull shark (a.k.a Zambezi), tiger shark, guitar shark, hammerhead shark, grey nurse shark, leopard or mako shark... and obviously Carcharodon Carcharias, the fascinating Great white shark. As a matter of fact sharks swim along the 3000 kilometers of the Mozambique and South African coastline, thoroughly: so much so that the Big 5 as gone up to 6!

The thrill-seekers among you would head straight to Cape Town and experience the sheer size and cunning attitude of the Great white shark... in the safety of a solid cage! Around Durban the seal colonies are gone and so are the Pointers, only to be replaced by a dense population of curious oceanic sharks. To the East, by the Mozambique border, check out Sodwana Bay: whale-sharks, manta rays and dolphins deliver a show you won't forget! And if you've got a minute to gaze down onto the reef, there are plenty of colourful nudibranchs and critters, like the purple leaf fish!

Now if you feel like trying something absolutely unique, there sure is a time and a place for it in this vast country: the famous Sardine Run, between June and August. Every year, millions of tons of sardines swim up from down South along the East coast, in a school that stretches over 35km long, 2km wide and 30m deep! This seemingly never-ending food supply attracts all kind of wildlife: sharks (obviously), dolphins, marlins, seals, shearwaters, gannets... and even whales! The kick is guaranteed! Though if this isn't enough and you're looking for something even bigger to quench your thirst, stay put around Cape Town for the annual migration of the Southern Right Whale between June and October. Walker Bay is a sure spot for it, with a few companies operating whale-watching tours to observe those gracious mammals, protected since 1935.

Inland, do not miss the Kruger National Park, off Johannesburg. Among the most well off parks in Africa, it gives you a chance to observe wild fauna in their natural habitat just a few meters away from your truck! Prides of lions lounging in the shade of a tree waiting for the day to pass, hordes of zebras and water buffaloes, giraffes and elephants picking at trees and bushes, rhinos catching a breather between grazing sessions... An unforgettable adventure that is affordable and never compromises safety.

In a word like in a hundred, South Africa is adventure! Incredible wildlife encounters, on land or underwater, will become your daily routine. Really.

Diving South Africa

Though one could sum up diving in South Africa only mentionning sharks, there is more in it than just cage diving. Much more! Indeed the mega fauna is predominant in the region: oceanic black-tip shark, bull shark (a.k.a Zambezi), tiger shark, guitar shark, hammerhead shark, grey nurse shark, leopard or mako shark... and obviously Carcharodon Carcharias, the fascinating Great white shark. As a matter of fact sharks swim along the 3000 kilometers of the Mozambique and South African coastline, thoroughly: so much so that the Big 5 as gone up to 6!

The thrill-seekers among you would head straight to Cape Town and experience the sheer size and cunning attitude of the Great white shark... in the safety of a solid cage! Around Durban the seal colonies are gone and so are the Pointers, only to be replaced by a dense population of curious oceanic sharks. To the East, by the Mozambique border, check out Sodwana Bay: whale-sharks, manta rays and dolphins deliver a show you won't forget! And if you've got a minute to gaze down onto the reef, there are plenty of colourful nudibranchs and critters, like the purple leaf fish!

Now if you feel like trying something absolutely unique, there sure is a time and a place for it in this vast country: the famous Sardine Run, between June and August. Every year, millions of tons of sardines swim up from down South along the East coast, in a school that stretches over 35km long, 2km wide and 30m deep! This seemingly never-ending food supply attracts all kind of wildlife: sharks (obviously), dolphins, marlins, seals, shearwaters, gannets... and even whales! The kick is guaranteed! Though if this isn't enough and you're looking for something even bigger to quench your thirst, stay put around Cape Town for the annual migration of the Southern Right Whale between June and October. Walker Bay is a sure spot for it, with a few companies operating whale-watching tours to observe those gracious mammals, protected since 1935.

Inland, do not miss the Kruger National Park, off Johannesburg. Among the most well off parks in Africa, it gives you a chance to observe wild fauna in their natural habitat just a few meters away from your truck! Prides of lions lounging in the shade of a tree waiting for the day to pass, hordes of zebras and water buffaloes, giraffes and elephants picking at trees and bushes, rhinos catching a breather between grazing sessions... An unforgettable adventure that is affordable and never compromises safety.

In a word like in a hundred, South Africa is adventure! Incredible wildlife encounters, on land or underwater, will become your daily routine. Really.

Diving South Africa

Though one could sum up diving in South Africa only mentionning sharks, there ...

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Best time to dive : October to April
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