By Leigh-Anne Harber

Why does a diving mask fog and what can you do about it?

Diving in South Africa doesn’t always offer the best of visibility. Depending on the time of the year and the location, sometimes seeing the magical underwater world beneath the waves is not as easy as you think. And when having to deal with a foggy diving mask, all of the excitement you’ve been feeling, all of the anticipation for the bright colours and open ocean you had expected to see, can be somewhat dampened.

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By Leigh-Anne Harber

How South African Scuba Diving, and Dive The Big 5, has evolved since 1996

When Dive the Big 5 was first established in 1996, South Africa was primarily known as a Tropical Coral Reef diving destination with most of the diving being done at Sodwana Bay. Umkomaas was also little known as a diving location, despite its reef and wreck dives, the Nebo and the Produce, and for those adventurous divers the Raggies sharks.

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Coffee Bay Wild Coast
By Leigh-Anne Harber

The Wild Coast

For many years, the thought of sailing past the Wild Coast wrought sailors with a special kind of fear. With the intensely stormy conditions which made visibility close to impossible, sailors often simply had to take their chances when in this part of the world.

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