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.
Dive the Big 5 has been the premier diving company since 1996. Over the years we have always worked to create unique diving packages that suit our diving clients every need, from accommodation to the actual dive.
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.
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.
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.
Most divers would agree that there is only so much diving you can do before you get a little tired of being in the water. It’s not really realistic to spend days on end diving, especially when there are quiet periods when you might see nothing, and as a result, get quite bored.
The last reef we’ll be featuring is The Pinnacle. If you are already diving the Aliwal Shoal, you simply have to spend some of your time diving the Pinnacle Reef. It is one of the best-known reefs in South Africa and along with being the place to experience the Sardine Run and Shark Diving in South Africa, you can also do Reef and Wreck diving here!
Umkomaas is the perfect town for divers. It is home to the Aliwal Shoal, a destination that is incredibly popular amongst divers for its shark diving opportunities. It is also an incredible wreck diving location, leaving divers with plenty of underwater activities to keep them busy.
Every diver will plan his or her diving destination with extra care. They make sure the logistics are in place, they know the location they will be visiting, and they plan their equipment. Divers will even be aware of the water temperatures and the best times to dive.
Shark diving and the sardine run are two of the most popular underwater activities offered to divers coming to South Africa. But South Africa has not earned its reputation for being the number one place to go diving by only offering these two dives!