South Africa boasts some of the most amazing scuba diving destinations in the world. Our coastline offers everything from wreck diving and coral reef diving to shark diving and shark cage diving. But South Africa is far from the only location in the world where you can enjoy the best diving.
One of the most adventurous underwater excursions you can experience is swimming up close to sharks. Shark diving in South Africa is the ideal diving expedition for the more advanced diver and depending on the time of year you choose to dive, you could see tiger sharks, blue and mako sharks, hammerhead sharks or sand tiger sharks.
There are two types of people who really get to know exactly where you will see the best of the underwater world. These people are marine biologists and divers. Divers who have the opportunity to dive all over the world get to see what the ocean has to offer, while marine biologists dedicate their whole lives to the ocean and its inhabitants.
The 2018 Sardine Run season is heating up and almost coming to an end. One of our recent expeditions was one that became the perfect example of a realistic dive, rather than an idealistic run. This is exactly what could happen during a 5-day dive. While the sardines could be elusive, there is so much else to see below the waves!
South Africa is every scuba divers paradise. The sea life and underwater havens are incredibly delicate and will leave you in awe. The warm waters of the Indian ocean’s currents create the perfect habitats for all sorts of creatures, including dolphins, manta rays and all kinds of sharks. The warm currents also create the perfect environment for the sardine run.
They are the predators of the deep. The creatures with the terrifying rows of teeth and the rather unfair reputation for the occasional nipping of a bather. Well, sometimes it’s more than a nip, but sharks are not the man hunters we have conjured up in our minds. Instead, they are for the most part quite peaceful creatures and recently many shark species have started to become endangered.
We’ve hit all the best places to dive in South Africa. We’ve sourced the best locations, the best operators and we’re arranged the best diving itineraries. Leaving no stone unturned, we make sure that our divers leave the dive site with a wide smile…even when the sharks and other fish don’t follow the plan we’ve laid out.
South Africa is without a doubt one of the best places to go shark diving. We’re not talking shark cage diving, but diving with sharks in the depths of South Africa’s stunning oceans. Raggie Shark Diving, Tiger Shark Diving and Hammerhead Shark Diving are all possible when you book your dive at any one of these incredible locations.
Not all shark adventures have to be done from the safety of a cage. Scuba diving with sharks is a fantastic way to gain a new appreciation of these beautiful creatures. Spending a week Sand Tiger Shark diving (otherwise known as Raggie sharks) on the Protea Banks is the best way to see these sharks in their natural habitat.