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Diving in Africa

Known for big animal topside, Africa offers scuba divers big thrills below the surface. From sardine runs to diving with Great Whites, you'll heart will be racing all the way.

Diving in Africa

Quick facts

Welcome to Africa... from the Atlantic coast to the Indian ocean, Africa offers some world class dive sites from Sodwana's pristine tropical reefs, Kenya's fringing coral reefs, Madagascar's barrier reef and the wrecks in the cold waters of Cape Peninsula. Some of Africa's underwater highlights: - Sardine and squid runs: South Africa - Great White sharks and underwater kelp forests: Cape Town - Ragged-tooth sharks: Aliwal Shoal, South Africa - Manta rays: Mozambique - Whale sharks: Djibouti, Mozambique, Kenya - Leatherback turtle nesting: Tanzania, South Africa - Humpback whales: South Africa, Madagascar - Southern Right whales: South Africa - Freshwater diving: Malawi, Zambia - Cave diving: Zimbabwe, Kenya, Cape Verde

Where to dive

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  • Cape Verde

    With 10 main islands, 8 additional islets and a burgeoning tourism industry, Cape Verde is a siren’s call for divers. Here you will find modern wrecks, fantastic caves and brilliantly colored reefs.

  • Comoros
  • Djibouti
  • The Ivory Coast
  • Kenya
  • Madagascar

    Head off on an unforgettable adventure in search of untouched corals, humpbacks and whale sharks.

  • Malawi

    With some of the best freshwater diving in the world, Malawi is the perfect country for fine-tuning your scuba skills. Expect to see fascinating endemic species and interesting rock formations.

  • Mayotte
  • Mozambique

    From the windswept mountains to the crystal sea, Mozambique offers travelers the opportunity to both summit peaks and dive with whale sharks, all in the same day.

  • Saint Helena

    An island away from it all, Saint Helena offers visitors a wonderful array of dives. Widely regarded as the most remote island in the world, be one of the few to explore these depths.

  • São Tomé and Príncipe

    Tucked beneath the bulge of northern Africa, Sao Tome and Principe are some of this region’s best kept secrets. With unbelievable diving and fascinating landscapes, it would be a pity to miss out.

  • Senegal
  • South Africa

    In South Africa you can dive with tremendous sharks and explore astounding reefs. Extensive visibility paired with abundant marine life makes South Africa the place to be.

  • South Sudan
  • Tanzania

    Aquarium-like conditions combined with an array of macro and giant marine life makes Tanzania one of the world's premier dive destinations. Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia are the 3 main diving islands.

  • Tunisia
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

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