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A Giant Continent Renowned for Immense wildlife, Africa underwater offers scuba diver whopping pleasures.
The continent presents a wonderful possibility to merge two very contrasting ventures in stimulating sub-aquatic and incredible out-of-doors safaris. The bordering seawaters are guard and cover an astounding assortment of oceanic life from cetaceans to whales. South Africa, Mozambique and Tanzania offer great diving experience.
The shoreline and out-of-the-way tropical islands have fostered an abundant combination of African and Arabian bearing that are evident today. At the corner of the continent you will unearth marine variety, with healthy reefs, decent visibility, and several thrilling dive sites.
Mafia Island is perfectly located for a number of seasonal visitors including humpback whales, whale sharks and both green and hawksbill turtles. With over 400 marine species identified, this is the meeting place for large oceanic fish, as well as those common to coral reefs in the Indian Ocean. Almost all of the best diving is at less than 30 metres. Divers can explore fabulous shallow reefs, channels, walls and caves. Among the grasses of the Majira Channel, you may find the amazing mermaid-like dugong.
Zanzibar(Unguju) offers divers abundant marine life, including whale sharks migrating through the surrounding waters. The island is a flat, palm-clad coral atoll surrounded by a coral reef structure. Shallow coral reefs, sloping banks and vertical drop-offs with hard and soft corals and over 350 species of Indo-Pacific marine fauna await you and offer an ideal opportunity to learn to dive or to upgrade your diving qualification.
Pemba island is famous for its clove production, the terrain is hilly, fertile and heavily vegetated. The island is still relatively unexplored, including the surrounding reefs, and tourism is still in its infancy, making this the perfect time to visit.
For the first time in many years Mozambique’s beauty and potential can be truly appreciated. The establishment of peace, coupled with a smooth transition to democracy has opened up 1550 miles of virgin coast, pristine beaches and exceptional diving opportunities, making this the ideal destination for the diver looking for somewhere different.
Quirimbas Archipelago is one of the world’s last wildernesses. Remote and relatively untouched, it features uninhabited tropical islands and glorious beaches, a magnificent diversity and centuries of history and culture. Comprising 32 of the world’s most undiscovered islands, this area remains virtually untouched as a diving destination. Full of life, the fringing reefs offer tranquil coral gardens, spectacular drop-offs and exciting drift dives, suitable for divers of all abilities. The Quirimbas Archipelago in Northern Mozambique are suitable for those looking for a unique experience, to recharge and relax, to snorkel and dive.
There are over 20 dive sites on the reefs of Ponta do Ouro, Ponta Malongane and Ponta Mamoli, home to an amazing and bio-diverse marine life primarily famed for shark encounters. The boats launch through the surf and the popular sites such as Doodles, Paradise and Checkers are only minutes away.
Located in the Inhambane province in southeast Mozambique, the small coastal town of Tofo is quickly becoming known as a premier world-class dive destination, famous for large pelagic encounters. Manta rays are seen all year round at the cleaning stations, whale sharks are more common Oct-Mar and humpback whales cruise along the coastline from Jun-Sep. Divers can expect to see schools of devil rays, white-tip and leopard sharks, turtles and plenty of game fish. The reefs are awash with tropical marine life including harlequin shrimp and frogfish.
Some of the exceptional dives in the globe are located in South Africa. The dive encounters in South Africa diverse as the people. Located in northeast are tropical reefs in the northeast and moderate rocky reefs in the west. The thrilling diving covers chillier water, intense currents and propelling from the surf to discover the rich marine life found on these coral reefs.
Aliwal Shoal is located Indian Ocean coast of Kwazulu-Natal province, is a must for divers offering wide-ranging impressive and delightful diving. The shoal hosts over 1,200 species of fish, a wealth of corals and swabs as well as turtles, rays – as well as devil and manta, schools of pelagic fish and the rare humpback whale and whale shark.
Two colossal oceans, the Atlantic and the Indian, convene at the Cape and the consequential disparities in sea temperature stimulates an enormous variety of marine life. This is home to species such as corals, sea anemones, sponges, seafans and nudibranchs. The Cape’s greatest highpoint for divers are its great white sharks.
False Bay is the place to observe the remarkable spectacle of great white sharks in their most rapacious behaviour, springing above the cover of the sea to seize their much-love kill. The main breeding site for the Cape fur seal are on the small granite island in the bay called Seal Island. The seals draw numerous great white sharks and a handful of the largest sharks ever seen in the world may be sighted in these waters. These sharks are famous the way they rupture the seawater whilst pursuing seals, on occasions leaping completely out of the sea. In the face of this, scuba diving, swimming, surfing, yachting, and so on are popular activities in the vicinity of the bay.
For divers yearning to discover and dive with great white sharks, Gansbaai is the global capital of these wonderful beasts, and Dyer Island offers the finest location in the world to view them. Dyer Island is considered as one of the utmost matchless parts in the world: after the great white shark became protected in South Africa, as it is one of the exclusive places to fruitfully learn and view more about these unbelievable predators.
Protea banks offers exhilarating drift dives for exploratory thrill seekers and is perhaps one of the best shark diving sites in the world. Seasonally, divers can experience ragged toothed sharks, three species of hammerheads, Zambezi (bull), tiger, thresher, copper, dusky, mako, and the irregular great white to name a few. Here divers can view enormous schools of pelagic fish and several rays, as well as the spotted eagle and manta rays.