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Diving Safari Experience on the Coasts of Africa

Those looking for something different will discover another side of the wondrous wildlife of Africa on a diving safari—a water world teeming with a myriad of extraordinary fauna and flora. Travellers can get a new appreciation for the natural world when participating in this alternative and unique excursion in the waters of the Indian Ocean.

Diving Safari

What to expect

On a diving safari, participants will be overwhelmed by the diverse characteristics of an array of aquatic species. The unique habitat existing along the African coastline provides a haven for many species, including birds, fish, sharks, whales, dolphins, seals, and penguins.

There are vast stretches where visitors are sure to discover the local marine marvels, mostly from June till September when it is bloom time for mating and breeding. From the Cape coast, all the way up the East coast of Africa and into the northern shores of Egypt and Morocco, the antics of species big and small, powerful and dainty will create the most memorable encounters.

Snorkelling, scuba diving, and open water diving offer participants of all fitness levels an opportunity to explore the world underneath the surface and discover its many gems. It will be a sensory overload with an array of species big and small inhabiting the waters, reefs, nooks, and crannies.

The best destinations for diving safaris

The balmy waters along the coastline of the country is the ideal habitat for exploring life beneath the surface. From freshwater to saltwater, and stretching from Cape Town to the North Coast, visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to wildlife wonders. These include various shark species like the fearsome great white, the Southern Right and humpback whales, bottlenose dolphins, leatherback turtles, and the shoals of sardines.

All along these shores, there are countless opportunities to get wet and wild with the miraculous marine life, including the intriguing manta ray. Encounters with species like whale sharks, humpback whales, and sea turtles are also sure to happen.


This island off the coast of southeast Africa, can also lay claim to one of the world’s longest continued coral reefs. There are plentiful connections to be made with the more than 6,000 marine species calling these waters home.

The coral reef of this island has created a unique ecosystem where visitors will be able to view hundreds of fish, dolphin, whale, and turtle species in their natural habitat. Bopping out from the water wonder world, a handful of bird species can also be spotted.



The splendid conditions of the Red Sea, make this body of water a hub for water-based safaris. More than a thousand fish species, the elusive white-tip shark, pods of spinner dolphins, and untouched reefs are sure to create lasting memories.