Recently Captured Images of South Africa’s Best Marine Sightings
The internet has opened up a whole new world for divers looking to get a clearer picture of what they will be seeing when they book their diving holiday. With Instagram full of stunning marine life photos, you can truly see what you could spot while beneath the waves.
South Africa’s coastline is well known for its tremendous ocean life and for having some of the best marine animals in the world, ranging from Great White Sharks, to turtles, seahorses and penguins. Landing on our shores in search of a real exploration is something you can look forward to when you plan your dive with Dive the Big 5.
We’ve scanned Instagram, followed the hashtags, so that you don’t have to. Here are some of the most memorable photos from those diving in South Africa.
Protea Banks is without a doubt one of South Africa’s most loved diving locations. The East Coast of our country is home to a myriad of interesting creatures and critters, and the Protea Banks is one location where shark diving is quite popular. Peaceful sharks, not quite the fearsome animals portrayed in film and media, swim close to divers, curiously feeling them out. Dive the Protea Banks for a real adventure, this location is not to be missed.
A diving location unlike any other, Sodwana Bay is possibly best known for its coral reefs and colourful marine life. Those not able or keen on diving can instead opt for snorkelling. This requires minimal equipment and it is less strenuous than diving, not to mention that simple fact that you won’t need a certification for doing it. A quick dip below the surface will open up a whole new world and its one that you won’t ever forget.
Probably best known for its sharks, Simon’s Town is a great place to go diving. Along with seeing sharks, divers also have the opportunity to spot the more unusual fish, like the cute guy in this image from Instagram.
Shark diving in South Africa is one of the more common types of diving, after all, South Africa is the shark capital of the world. Raggies, mako sharks, and of course, the famous Great White Shark, are just a few of the various sharks that can be seen along the coast. Different locations and times of the year present different shark species, so planning your trip according to the time of year you intend to visit is really important.