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This truly beautiful country at the southern tip of dark and mysterious Africa offers diving and wildlife experiences beyond your wildest dreams...

Whether you want to dive sharks and wrecks on rugged wild coasts, or simply relax with whales and dolphins and enjoy pristine coral reefs and abundant wildlife, we will gladly be your guide and guardian when diving in Southern Africa.

We are proud to be a privately owned Dive Safari Operator. As members of the Tourism Business Council of South Africa and South African Tourism we are bound by the professional ethics and standards of the organizations. We conduct our business in an eco-friendly way, and contribute to nature conservation in word and in deed. As such we are members of several organizations of which the Shark Trust, The Endangered Wildlife Trust and The East Coast Fish Watch are the most notable.

Dive with us and I promise to show you the real South Africa nothing touristy and false you eat, dive and party like we do or else go back to the Red Sea for a Stock Standard International Hotel Dive Holiday Package! You can join one of our tours, go the self-driving way or have us tailor-make you one...

Why do an accompanied safari? Simply because this is Africa and you are far away from home! We have lived, worked and dived here for all our lives, and our expert local knowledge on the area, conditions, diving and pitfalls ensure that you have a safe, exiting and enjoyable dive holiday. Most of our safaris are fully inclusive. There are no hidden costs and you do not have to worry about a thing. We drive and dive you around, cook for you, pour your drinks, show you true South African hospitality and much more!

Self-Drive Safaris: Don't like the idea of diving with a tour group? Then go for our self-drive option. We help you plan your holiday and then organize & book your vehicle, dives, equipment, etc. at local price. You do the rest....

Tailor-made Safaris: For groups of eight or more we will tailor make a trip to suit your time and budget!

The site is intended to sell our own services, but it is also your gateway to reliable, up to date information on dive sites, charters, tour operators, accommodation and shops throughout Southern Africa.

Explore the virtual South Africa on your own and then return to this site to do the real thing with us!

SAFARIS AND TOURS

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Two Countries Safari
This 14-day safari combines the best of shark and coral diving that Mozambique and South Africa has to offer with an exciting three days land safari. Advanced or equivalent certificate or at least 30 dives logged under different conditions. At a nominal extra cost you can qualify as a Shark Specialty Diver during the safari. Other "on safari" qualifications available are a basic Nitrox qualification and the PADI Advanced certification. PRICE ON REQUEST

 

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Shark & Seal Safari
This 11-day shark safari is designed to experience the thrill of Great White cage diving with the adventure of diving with Ragged Tooth, Bull, Hammerhead, Tiger and several other shark species without cages.  The trip includes a free Shark Specialty Diver course and certificate. An optional 3 days land safari to do Big Five game walks and drives is available on request. Bookings must be made well in advance, as the shark trips are very popular. Requirements are an Advanced or equivalent certificate. At a nominal extra cost you can qualify as a Shark Specialty Diver during the safari. Other "on safari" qualifications available are a basic Nitrox qualification and the PADI Advanced certification. PRICE ON REQUEST

 

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KwaZulu Combination Safari
This stretch of coast is the prime holiday destination for South Africans. For the diver it offers exquisite coral reefs, many sharks (dived without cages), dolphins, whales, wrecks, game reserves and much more.  This stretch of coast is the prime holiday destination for South Africans. For the diver it offers exquisite coral reefs, many sharks (dived without cages), dolphins, whales, wrecks, game reserves and much more. The safari combines the best reefs, wrecks and sharks with an unforgettable Big Five land safari. Non-divers are welcome. Requirements are an Advanced or equivalent certificate or at least 30 dives logged under different conditions. At a nominal extra cost you can qualify as a Shark Specialty Diver during the safari. Other "on safari" qualifications available are a basic Nitrox qualification and the PADI Advanced certification. PRICE ON REQUEST.

 

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Mozambique Explorer
This is our annual guided self-drive 4x4 trip to Mozambique - a country ravaged by years of war that destroyed most of the infrastructure but still home to some of the loveliest and most remote dive sites that I have ever seen in my life.  A maximum of 10 adventurous divers are taken on each safari. Non-divers are welcome. An advanced diving certificate or at least 20 sea dives is necessary. We depart from Johannesburg International Airport and travel in a convoy of 4x4 vehicles & off-road trailers, 4 persons max to a car. The vehicles are fitted with everything we will need for the trip. PRICE ON REQUEST.

 

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Sardine & Shark Safari 

Every year one of the most amazing spectacles in the animal kingdom takes place off the KwaZulu Natal coastline. For some unknown reason, and driven by a powerful, primeval force, millions upon millions of sardines begin to congregate off the Wild Coast around Port St. Johns. Attracted to this gigantic smorgasbord, are thousands of dolphins, sharks, and game fish. Orcas and whales are also occasionally encountered. In the air above thousands of gannets and seabirds dive bomb the shoals of fish driven to the surface by the feeding frenzy taking place below. The sea surface literally boils with dolphins and seabirds attacking this endless river of small fish. This huge, seething mass of fish and wildlife, stretching kilometres in places, moves up the coastline towards Durban when it just as inexplicably disappears, to repeat the following year. This unbelievable phenomenon has recently been extensively featured on both National Geographic and Discovery Channel TV. Like the game fish, world-renowned wildlife photographers, and TV crews from all over the world are drawn to our coast to document this unbelievable occurrence. It is not possible to predict exactly if, when and where the sardines will arrive at our coast. Historically the best window time to expect the sardines is from mid June to the first week of July, but it may be earlier or later, and normally they are first dived from Port St Johns and then at any of the launchable sites as they move north along the coast. Price on Request

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