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SOUTH AFRICA DIVING HOLIDAYS

South Africa offers incredible dive locations due to its beautiful and often dramatic coastline. The coastline is met by two currents, namely the warm Agulhas current along the East coast and the cold Benguela current along the West coast. Both these currents meet at the tip of South Africa and allows the seas around South Africa to hold incredible diversity of marine life.

The water temperature in South Africa can range from tropical to temperate. Along the West coast and Cape Town coast you will find cooler water temperatures from the Benguela current that runs along the coast. With the colder water temperature you will find kelp forests and cold water corals. These waters are full of kelp forest fish species including members of the shark families such as shy-sharks, gully sharks and cow sharks. If you look closely enough you can spot some of the stunning nudibranchs that frequent these kelp forests and cold water coral reefs.

Towards the East coast the water temperature warms up to a more tropical temperature. With this warmer water comes the beautiful soft coral reefs of the South-east coastline along the Garden Route. While the tropical waters of the Kwa-zulu Natal coastline up to Sodwana Bay has some of the most stunning hard coral reef systems.

South Africa with its over 3000km of coastline has some of the most diverse marine life. There are over 2000 species of fish and 37 species of whale and dolphin. The South African coastline also has a long history of treacherous storms that have sunk thousands of ships from the time of the first settlers. These shipwrecks allow for amazing diving opportunities and there are many to choose from along the coastline.

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Why You'll love Diving in South Africa !

  • Uninterrupted views and direct access to the world famous Camps Bay beach
  • Ten minute drive to the Cape Town city centre
  • Amazing restaurant with views overlooking the Camps Bay beachfront

Cape Town, South Africa is the perfect place to explore the incredible world below the waves without the need for artificial breathing devices! Combine a unique experience diving in the famous kelp forests around the Southern Cape, make friends with the seals, say 'hi' to the penguins and immerse yourself in one of the worlds premier freediving locations.

Combine world class free diving training with the vibrancy of this iconic city. 

The stunning temperate waters around Cape Town are full of stunning underwater landscapes that house incredible kelp forests full of marine life. These kelp forests are vast and easily accessible from the shore. Some of the best kelp forests can be found along the southwestern tip of the Cape Town Peninsula. Within these kelp forests you can be lucky enough to come across many of the fish species that school within the forests.

There are also many shark species that live within the forests including shy sharks, pyjama sharks, gully sharks and the larger cow sharks. The kelp forests are also home to one of the most inquisitive animals in the ocean, the Cape fur seal. For an even more up close and personal experience seals there are many boats that go out to Seal Island in Hout Bay. There are safe channels around the island where scores of young seals play in the water. The experience of diving with these animals is one you are sure to never forget.

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