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Africa

Where else in the world can you combine fantastic diving with the chance to see some amazing wildlife?
Overview:
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.

Africa is the second largest continent in the world.  Its highest point is Tanzania's Mt. Kilimanjaro, the world's highest free-standing mountain and the Nile, the world's longest river.  Africa is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, by the Red Sea to the northeast and by the Indian Ocean to the southeast.

What to see:
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
Need to know:
  • Malaria is prevalant in many African countries.  Check for up-to-date advice before you travel.
  • Lariam (mefloquine) is an anti-malarial drug used in regions of the world where chloroquine resistant falciparum malaria is prevalent. e.g. East Africa, South East Asia.  Possible side effects of lariam, such as dizziness, blurred vision and a disturbed sense of balance, are common and could cause problems for divers.  These effects can often imitate or even worsen the symptoms of DCI. There could also be confusion between the side effects of lariam and the symptoms of DCI or nitrogen narcosis resulting in a misleading diagnosis.  Therefore, lariam must not be taken by persons intending to take part in scuba diving. 

Africa: Latest User Reviews

Excellent !  Wulfy Diving, Africa 5 Star Rating Added: 23rd October 2014 by Juju
Steefan (Wulfy !) is an excellent diver and teacher. Passionate diver, who provides excellent diving class but always keep time and an eye for natural wonders. At a fair rate. Steefan est un super prof, passionné par le site dans lequel il enseigne. J'ai passé mon niveau 1 et le padi...
Scuba Team  Scuba Team, Cape Verde 4 Star Rating Added: 13th June 2014 by waielbi
My wife and I were looking for a Dive Center this winter in Sal. Found Orca on Internet and went there but the greeting was so cold that we ran away ! So we discovered Scuba Team... It's well situated, near the fishermen pier. At least two small boats (like 5m...
Avoid this dive centre  Scuba Caribe - Hotel Riu Funana, Cape Verde 1 Star Rating Added: 18th April 2014 by TracyM
I will be shortly looking to report this dive centre to PADI. It is the only time I have experienced such violent sickness and dizziness and I suspect its the air. I have been diving for 15 years in all kind of conditions and realized there was a real problem...
Diving in Reunion Mar/Apr2014  Wulfy Diving, Africa 5 Star Rating Added: 9th April 2014 by mawdshiew
We, my spouse (AOWD ~550dives) and myself (DM ~700dives), had a wonderful diving experience with Stefaan deWulf just recently. Stefaan has the natural talent of understanding customer desires and he was having the magics of accommodating our wishes instantaneously. One day the weather conditions were less than optimal. Rather then...
Cage diving with Great Whites  Marine Dynamics, Africa 5 Star Rating Added: 16th March 2014 by ricktaylor
Cage diving with Great Whites is not really diving in the true sense of the word, as you do not have a tank. You get in to a cage and when the sharks arrive, take a deep breath and go under water and see these magnificent creatures. Marine Dynamics organisation is...
Wulfy Diving  Wulfy Diving, Africa 5 Star Rating Added: 9th December 2013 by Dusan
During my 3 month stay in Reunion I've had the pleasure of enjoying over 30 dives with Wulfy including several PADI courses, AWARE dive, night dives and a dive camp. Wulfy is very experienced, professional, friendly, speaks English (+3 other languages) and is very customer oriented and accommodating - e.g. I...
Indigo Scuba is the best!  Indigo Scuba, South Africa 5 Star Rating Added: 25th November 2013 by JohanB
After speaking to other divers I knew, I decided to do my open water course with Indigo Scuba. The service I received right from the start was friendly en professional. Classes are kept small so that you get proper care and attention and I really had a good time learning...
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