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Diving Festivals of South Africa

Diving Festivals of South Africa

Don't just go diving, be a part of the community underwater celebrations of three of South Africa's premiere underwater festivals

Pages

21

Updated

Oct 1, 2013

About the Guidebook

The beauty of these kind of diving festivals is that they don’t just focus on the underwater film and photography, you don’t have to be the best or most experienced diver or have the best equipment. What they do give you is a chance to sample some of the best that South Africa has to offer underwater, without having to break the bank. It also allows you a look into the community of divers we have in this country who are passionate about the ocean and everything in it.

Come for the diving, stay for the braai. 

Local Knowledge & Cool Perks


Festival. Fiesta. Gala. Jubilee. Filed day. Whichever way it comes naturally to you to say, nothing beats a good shindig. One of the things that really got me exited about scuba diving when I first started out was going to my first dive festival. Being a pocket-watching student it was also not too shabby that you were able to fit lots of dives in, at discounted prices.    

Each dive festival will offer something unique to the area spanning the coastline of South Africa.  In their own unique ways they will be a whirlwind of underwater fun leaving you tired, salt and sun crusted and full of underwater tales.  

In this guide I have roughly detailed the three main diving festivals in South Africa, The Sodwana Shootout, The Wild Side Dive Festival and the Cape Town Dive Festival.  

Inside is what you need to know to make the most of each festival, links that you are going to need. Think of this as a handy little pocket guide to help you get the basics of each festival down, like where to eat, what you might need to bring and where the best spots to find a bed for the night are.  

These are just rough details, but if you would like some more detailed ones please don’t hesitate to contact me via email or twitter and I will do the best I can to help you.  Hey, if you are planning on coming over for one of them maybe we can get together and plan a few dives together!! 

About the Author


I work as a freelance a Photojournalist, Travel and Fiction Writer. I consider myselself to be the better looking half of Moving Sushi and the only one who is ever online. I blog on behalf of different online travel magazines and my main loves are writing about travel, the natural world around us and how we as people interact with it. As long as it’s not anything to do with snakes. Snakes give me the willies

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