Scuba Diving

Rated amongst the top 10 scuba diving spots in the world, Sodwana’s amazing reefs offer warm clean and colourful experiences with a huge species diversity.The Maputaland reefs are the most southerly coral reefs in Africa and owe their existence to clear warm water carried southward by the subtropical Agulhas Current and the absence of silt-carrying rivers discharging into the region. These sandstone outcrops are the remnants of ancient dunes and beaches that were fossilised during a low sea level about 80,000 years ago. Please note: As from 1 October 2009, every diver diving in the MPA (Marine Protected Area) of Sodwana Bay needs to be in possession of a valid divers licence. The licence costs R85.00 p/a and is available from any post office in the country as well as from the Sodwana Bay Parks Board offices during office hours (08h00 – 16h30) and must be available for inspection prior to your dives.