Dive into the ocean to observe marine wildlife in South Africa and come face-to-face with magical sea creatures. There are several key spots where you can scuba dive in South Africa and observe shoals of fish, both small and large.
North of Durban, the protected bay of Sodwana is perfect for scuba diving. Here, you'll see many different species of fish and coral, and sometimes even humpback whales. South of Durban, in the town of Umkomaas, the Aliwal Shoal reef offers one of the best chances for observing tiger sharks, hammerhead sharks, and whale sharks up close. You can scuba dive according to your skill level, with the support of instructors. A little further south, the Protea Banks reef is another favorite spot for observing sharks.
The Sardine Run is an incredible natural phenomenon, which you can observe every year between June and July when the sardines travel from Cape Agulhas to the Kwazulu-Natal province. Watch as thousands of sardines swirl in silvery shoals, attracting predators like seals, dolphins, and sharks. Usually, only experienced scuba divers can observe this phenomenon from underwater. Ask one of our local agencies for recommendations about the best diving sites in South Africa.See more