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Scuba Diving Around The St. Lucia Wetland Park

Although no Scuba diving sites exists in the direct vicinity of St. Lucia, just about 180 km north of St. Lucia at Sodwana Bay, you will find some of the finest scuba diving sites in South Africa. If you are a Scuba Diver, this is the place to go.

Sodwana Bay

St. Lucia do not have any scuba diving sites, we refer St. Lucia Safari Lodge our guests to Sodwana Bay Coral Divers. It is a 180 kilometre drive from the town of St. Lucia. They are a PADI 5 star Gold Palm IDC Centre and a National Geographic Dive Centre situated in Sodwana Bay, South Africa. We are proud to be able to refer you to them since they provide all levels of PADI scuba instruction from Bubble Maker to Instructor Development Courses.
Lying within the boundaries of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park and North of St. Lucia, Sodwana Bay provides the traveling diver with a vast array of un spoilt coral reefs populated with a huge diversity of Indo-Pacific fish & invertebrates.Scuba Diver

It is widely accepted that Sodwana Bay is the Mecca of diving in South Africa. The bay is situated in a marine reserve that now as previously mentioned forms part of the World Heritage iSimangaliso Wetlands Park, and makes for safe and relaxed diving. You can expect to see an abundance of tropical fish, hard and soft coral, sponges, moray eels, large schools of pelagic fish, potato bass, turtles (hawksbill, loggerhead, green, leatherback) and depending on the time of year, whales (southern right, humpback), whale sharks and dolphins.

Visibility is rarely less than 15 meters, and the water temperature in summer is 24+ ° C and in winter not colder than 19 ° C. The depths vary between 12 to 18 meters with 30 and 50-meter sites for the suitably qualified. The dives are all done from semi-rigid boats, with exiting launches through the surf! Scuba diver under the water

Two Mile Reef:
The shallow depth provide as a result excellent light penetration and have created a beautiful underwater garden with a magnificent range of coral and invertebrate life. Anton's Reef is one of the most popular sites with dense schools of tropical fish and coral heads and overhangs forming interesting topography.

Five Mile Reef:
Five mile is a very delicate, large flat reef hosting a large variety of fine coral, which, remarkably is largely untouched and unspoiled The multitudes of colourful tropical fish that swarm over the reef and around divers create the feeling of diving in an aquarium.

SeveScuba underwater viewn Mile Reef:
This fantastic reef is small but is extremely popular because of its great diversity of tropical marine life, especially the drop-offs and mushroom shaped pinnacles. Larger specimens that are found here include Turtles and Rays, and there are regular sightings of dolphins. The coral formations are delicate and in superb condition.

Nine Mile Reef:
The dramatic scenery of Nine Mile offers drop-offs, pinnacles and big coral trees. Due to the distance, this reef is not dived as often as the more accessible ones and is therefore in a very exceptional condition. The marine life is diverse and includes most of the tropical fauna typical of the region as well as big schools of passing game fish.

Apart from the great diving & beautiful coral reefs, the Sodwana area offers fun and excitement for the non-diver too. From quad bike riding, horse riding, kite boarding and paint balling to day trips to Makhasa Game Reserve for Rhino or Buffalo tracking on foot, you're sure to find something that appeals to you, your friends and/or family.

Contact Details: Sodwana Bay Coral Divers

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Tel: 035 571 0290
Fax: 035 571 0287
Email: admin@coraldivers.co.za