Diving in South Africa
Everything you have to know and the best Dive Sites
More than 3,000 kilometres of coastline along two oceans, as well as a multifaceted culture and a pleasant climate – South Africa is one of the most popular diving destination in the world, and rightly so. A multitude of diving bases offer unforgettable experiences primarily for fans of large fish species and diverse life forms under water.
Thereby, the temperatures under water are subtropical all-year-round so that a thin diving suit is perfectly sufficient. Besides diving, there are many other touristic sights to be visited – inasmuch it is worth planning a longer holiday here. We will give you some tips regarding the most beautiful diving sites as well as the diving schools in South Africa.
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Diving in South Africa at a glance
- Peak tourist season: Possible all-year-round thanks to the pleasant temperatures
- Appropriate for: All diving levels, from beginners to advanced
- Water temperature: 15 – 28 degrees
- Entry requirement: Possible up to 90 days with a passport
- Particular diving experiences: Large fish, primarily whales and sharks tropical fish, current diving, wreck diving
- Duration of trip: One to two weeks, can be longer if linked to a beach holiday
- Diving equipment: Can be rented on site in most cases
- Travelling: By plane up to Durban, Cape Town or Johannesburg, then by rental car
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