Cape Town – In the area just off Cape Town, you can scuba dive with Cape Fur Seals and observe Broadnose Sevengill Sharks. Deep sea diving sites vary from wrecks to kelp forests and offer a variety of experiences suitable for all.
The Sardine Run - The world-famous Sardine Run typically takes place each year between May and July, when billions of sardines spawn off Agulhas Bank then make their way up the eastern seaboard. This attracts sharks, dolphins and other pelagic species and perhaps one of the planet’s greatest dives and to put this into perspective; the sardines as a collective can reach up to 7km long by 1.5km wide and 30 metres deep!
Gansbaai – Off the beaches of this small resort town, you can descend in a cage and dive with Great White Sharks.
The Eastern Shore – The scuba dive sites of Port Elizabeth, Plettenburg Bay and Mossel Bay feature many ancient and sunken shipwrecks, as well as the remains of an identified large vessel that sank many years ago.
Durban and Umkomaas (Aliwal Shoal) – The coral reefs in this area grow on fossilized limestone and the area also boasts a huge fossilized dune with many wrecks and numerous reef fish. You can also see Sand Tigers, Ragged Tooth and Bull Sharks.
Protea Banks - The Protea Banks deep sea diving site near Port Shepstone will provide seasoned divers with the experience to be in close proximity to an incredibly diverse array of sea life. From sharks like the Mako, Tiger, Hammerhead, Bull, Dusky and Ragged Tooth to schools of reef and pelagic fish, you’ll be surrounded by swarming fish, manta’s and rays.
Sodwana Bay – This dive site is an amazing, year-round destination that lies within the boundaries of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This area has a dramatic entry point that features rushing surf as well as unusual overhangs, plate coral, long branches and clusters of coral that look like mushrooms. All of the dives at this location are drift.