Diving in South Africa

Dive Guide for South Africa

Scuba diving in South Africa offers a wide variety of diving experiences, from tropical reefs on the east coast, to impressive shipwrecks and kelp forests on the west coast.

South Africa boasts a rich and diverse marine ecosystem. Divers can encounter a variety of marine species including colorful coral, reef fish, sharks, rays, turtles, and much more. The country is particularly famous for shark diving, with opportunities to see species like the great white shark, ragged-tooth shark, and hammerhead shark.

South Africa Dive Sites

Types of dives in South Africa

Easy entry Salt water Shore Wreck Cavern Swim through Boat Deep (80ft/24.5m) Technical Wall Current Snorkel site

When to dive in South Africa

Dive conditions can vary depending on the region and time of year. The water temperature can range from cool to warm, and visibility can vary. It is always best to check the specific conditions for the region you plan to dive in and to be aware of seasonal factors that may influence your dive.

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