Sodwana Bay @ Coral Divers (under the sea)
Welcome to our road trip of December 2021. We are travelling by car across South Africa (from the west coast → north coast → KZN south coast → back to the west coast). The distance we will cover, will be around 5,000km (3,106 miles).
Our main purpose for this trip, besides seeing places we have not seen before, is for Berto to scuba dive in Sodwana Bay and then to be a little more adventurous … diving with sharks in the ocean in Umkomaas on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal. We hope to share lots of pictures to show you our beautiful country.
Accommodation – Day 4 to Day 10:
We are going diving! It’s time to enjoy some of the best tropical reef diving in Southern Africa … here at Sodwana Bay!
The dive sites include: 2 Mile Reef, 5 Mile Reef, 7 Mile Reef and 9 Mile Reef (the names come from the distance you’ll travel from shore, to reach the dive sites on the reefs).
The warm tropical water creates average sea temperatures from around 21 degrees C to 28 degrees C. Visibility is normally the best South Africa has to offer (it averages from 15 – 20m … sometimes even more).
This post will almost be like a photo album – not much talking/writing is necessary to describe the beauty under the sea. Therefore, without further ado, here are some of the most beautiful sites Berto experienced on his dives at Sodwana Bay.
Day 2 – Dive 1:
Day 2 – Dive 2:
Day 3 – Dive 1:
Day 3 – Dive 2:
Day 4 – Dive 1:
An unexpected visit on the last day of diving:
Always save the best for last – that’s so true on this occasion! On the way to the last dive of the week, Berto’s boat was surprised by a school of dolphins appearing close to them. The divers jumped in the ocean and enjoyed a swim with the dolphins for a while – what an amazing experience.
We hope you enjoyed the beauty and diversity of the Sodwana Bay reef systems with us!
In our next post, we will travel a bit further south … on our way to Umkomaas, where Berto wants to fulfill a life-long dream – to dive with sharks in the open sea.
But first … another pit stop in Ballito – a beautiful coastal town where we will spend just one night. See you there!