SODWANA BAY (3 - 9 September)
Sodwana Bay is South Africa’s most popular dive destination. People come from far and wide to explore the magnificent reefs that are situated within the iSimangaliso wetland reserve. We make several trips a year to Sodwana and it’s always a hit with the divers that join us (we’ve even had someone from Germany fly back a year later to join us!)
Includes flights, accommodation, transport, gear rental, dives, light breakfast, lunch & dinner
There are many places to stay in Sodwana Bay itself, however we prefer staying within the wetland park as it offers us not only simplicity and convenience but also a true idyllic experience. Being in the park allows us to simply hop on a tractor early in the morning to get to the dive sites, go for jogs in nature or go for walks to the beach with the resort being a short 3 km away.
There are inclusive deals for bed and breakfast, but we find that our guests enjoy our self catering where we cook our own meals. We normally have a few small nibbles for breakfast since the dives begin at 7.30am, a large lunch upon return to the resort and then a dinner fit for an army. Catering ourselves allows us to refine the menu and modify it to suit everyone’s personal requirements. We also find the cooking helps the group with socializing such as over braai’s and potjies etc.
Sodwana is arguably some of the most beautiful diving in South Africa. There is a long running reef which stretches along the ocean with many vast varying dive spots. Tropical fish surround you in abundance as eels slither through the crevices in the coral. You may be visited by rays, sharks, whales and dolphins, so keep your head up. Don’t forget about the small stuff though, as Nemo, Dory and the rest of the gang can be found. Especially keep a look out as the beautiful mantis shrimp can often be found striking a pose for the underwater photographers.