If you looking for the best diving site off the South African Coast, the coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal is blessed with the warm Agulhas current and a mere 8 km offshore is the diving hotspot, the Protea Banks. This dive site ranks amongst the best in the world with indigo blue water and much pelagic fish. This reef caters for a large variety of sharks, so if its sharks you after, this is the place to be.
Sea Urchins belong to the group known as “Echinoderms” and globally there are about 200 different species found in the oceans. Preferring warm water, Sea Urchins can be found on the rocky bottom of the sea or close to coral reefs. They have a general lifespan of up to 30 years in the wild, however, the Red Sea Urchin has the longest lifespan of all and can live up to 200 years!!
Kelp forests grow deep beneath the waves, on coastlines all across the world. They are one of the most dynamic ecosystems you will ever come across, and they are home to all sorts of marine life. These forests love both temperate and polar waters. And they happen to be one of the most exciting places to go diving in South Africa.
2018 blessed us divers with an exquisite sardine run. Well, exquisite is an overstatement, but this year’s turn out of sardines was one of the best we have seen in years. When those first few sardines came darting up the coast, we could hardly contain our excitement, and we were able to share some epic diving with our visitors.
As the year draws to a close, we know that many drivers are keenly planning their 2019 diving calendar and we certainly hope that you are including the Sardine Run on your itinerary!