Diving anywhere along our gorgeous coastline is a treat for the eyes. Our waters are home to all kinds of interesting, colourful fish. But many that swim around us are actually endangered. Would you know which are on the list?
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!