Although the challenging conditions and cooler temperatures of South Africa’s east coast are a far cry from the white sands and bath-like seas of more popular scuba destinations, the coastline offers plenty of rewards for divers willing to take the plunge. Scuba diving in South Africa opens the door to some of the most uniquely exciting underwater experiences on the planet, from the tip of the Cape to the Mozambican border. The waters around Cape Town and Gaansbai in the far south of the country are famous for one thing in particular- cage diving with great whites. Operators offer day…

Dolpins. Whales. And sharks! Oh my! The great South African Sardine Run is a spectacular sight to see. Along with millions of individual sardines, the sardine run allows divers to see thousands of oceanic predators in chase of the wild sardine. A fantastic annual event that every diver must witness firsthand, the sardine run of South Africa is a fabulous opportunity to witness the grandeur of the cycle of life in the ocean at work. Occurring during the months of May to July, this global phenomenon is special to the cool waters located off the Agulhas Bank and then further…