Scuba Diving Safari South Africa

by Sue
(New York)

Ragged Tooth Shark at Cathedral Reef, Aliwal Shoal

Ragged Tooth Shark at Cathedral Reef, Aliwal Shoal

We have recently returned from the most amazing 10 day diving vacation to South Africa.

We booked through Immerse Yourself Safaris who were excellent.

The 10 days were split between the best dive areas in South Africa – Sodwana Bay and Aliwal Shoal – with two nights at a game reserve in between.

The vacation had everything! Excellent diving, gorgeous scenery, comfortable accommodation and the best customer service we have ever received.

We had the opportunity to be as adventurous or as relaxed as we liked, with extra activities on offer in the afternoons if we so chose.

Sodwana offered up beautiful reefs swarming with a huge variety of fish life. The macro life is great too with Mantis Shrimp and colorful Paper Fish. We even got to snorkel with a Whale Shark and some Dolphins.


Aliwal Shoal has rocky swim throughs and the Cathedral reef with its Ragged Tooth Sharks was incredible. To top it all off we did a Tiger Shark dive.
My husband was thrilled when a 3 meter Tiger Shark swam inches from us. What amazing creatures!!

On top of that we saw Lion, Rhino, Giraffe and Zebra in the game reserve. We rode horses along the beach, hiked in a dune forest and drank sundowners watching hippos play in a lake.

We are doing the Sardine Run with them next year and can’t wait! We would recommend this vacation to any diver.

South Africa is truly magical!

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