We live in one of the world’s top diving destinations. So as a South African diver, you already know that you must be one of the most fortunate people on earth. Whether you live at the coast or enjoy occasional trips to the ocean, you are always close enough to enjoy a weekend of thrilling diving, before being back in the office come Monday morning.
These days, shark cage diving is so common that we take it for granted that such an activity exists. South Africa is a top shark diving destination and while you can dive reefs all over the world, we are the only country other than Australia where you can see Great White Sharks while cage diving. We are also home to some of the most diverse populations of sharks in the world. Which makes us the top shark diving destination, and a must visit for all divers!
As opposed to other diving destinations in the world, where coral reefs are the main attraction, South Africa is a shark diving destination. But there is more to diving in South Africa than seeing sharks. If you really want a unique diving experience, then the Sardine Run is just for you!
The coast of South Africa, and Mozambique come to think of it, is home to so many different marine species that diving becomes an ocean safari. Shark cage diving remains the safest way to get up close to the mighty Great White, but the Great White is not the only shark worth seeing!
It is the fearsome looking shark that many a diver has encountered along the South African coastline only to discover that the fearsome characteristic is media made. Great White Shark cage diving is the ultimate experience for those looking for a close encounter!
South Africa seemingly has it all! Towering mountain ranges running up the escarpment, hectare upon hectare of rugged landscapes often home to nature reserves, and one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. When tourists book their holiday in South Africa, they know they will be in for a treat when it comes to things to see and do.
Divers, in particular, are going to get their monies worth from a trip to the continents southernmost nation. Diving in South Africa is considered to be one of the more thrilling destinations and each year thousands of divers will submerge themselves in our clear waters.
It is not yet understood exactly what drives the millions of sardines to leave their natural habitat and head east, but the annual sardine run is a sight you don’t want to miss!
If you are a keen diver and you have not yet experienced the sardine run, it might be time to start planning your trip to South Africa. The sardine run is not just for divers but for anyone who has an interest in the ocean.
South Africa is one of the worlds top diving destinations. We have stunning coastlines, vibrant ocean life and all of the modern amenities to make your stay comfortable. The only downside? How on earth do you choose where to dive?
Ideally, you would be diving Aliwal shoal, Sodwana, the Protea banks and every other top diving destination that the country has to offer. But, realistically, it is impossible to do it all. Unless you are planning a long vacation, of course.
So how do you make your decision? We’re going to weigh up two popular diving destinations to help you.
Dipping your toes in the warm Indian Ocean, with the waves lapping at your ankles, is truly a wonderful experience. But if you think that the only magic is what is happening on the surface, you are missing the entirely different world bustling beneath the waves.