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Go diving in Sodwana Bay

[ 2 ] August 27, 2011 | Alison Adey

Planning to get your PADI diving certificate in South Africa? Sodwana Bay is a fantastic place to learn.

Lying within the boundaries if the Isimangaliso Wetland Park, Sodwana Bay is home to unspoilt coral reefs teaming with different species of fish, turtles, moray eels and even sharks.
See turtles in Sodwana Bay, South Africa - Pictures of diving in Sodwana Bay - South Africa diving

See turtles in Sodwana Bay, South Africa

Were to stay

Coral Divers is a great place to stay, whether you want your PADI or experience the Adventure Dives. Located within the park itself, this resort caters for large groups and solo travellers alike. Stay in one of their safari tents (125ZAR) or opt for a cosy cabin.
Sodwana Bay, South Africa - Diving in Sodwana Bay - Pictures Sodwana Bay

Sodwana Bay, South Africa - Diving in Sodwana Bay - Pictures Sodwana Bay

How to get there

Drive all the way through Sodwana Bay following the road until you come to Isimangaliso Wetland Park. You’ll need to pay 25ZAR per person to enter the park and fill out some forms. Once inside follow signs for Coral Divers.

Looking for more things to do in South Africa? Don’t miss Schotia safari park and go cage diving with Great Whites.

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Category: Africa, Sodwana Bay, South Africa

About Alison Adey: I was previously Channel Editor for IPC's Homes network (;; and but I bid them a fond farewell in December 2010 to embark on this trip. I also worked for as a features writer for two years. View author profile.

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