Africa – Hugely Diverse Diving On The Worlds Biggest Continent
Overview of diving in Africa
The sheer size of the African continent results in a superb variety of diving. Comprising of over 50 countries, 38 of which have a coastline, there are many top diving destinations to choose from. Some of the top diving experiences in Africa are listed below, however this list is just the tip of the iceberg.
Africa’s Top Dive Spots
Coral reefs and wrecks in the Red Sea
Blue waters of the Seychelles
Shark diving, sardine run and kelp forests in South Africa
Whale sharks and manta rays in Mozambique
Turtle nesting in Tanzania
Our dive trips to Africa
So far we have only managed to scratch the tip of the iceberg of diving in Africa. We have visited the warm waters of the Red Sea on several occasions, which is blessed with fantastic corals and clear waters. The Red Sea also has great wreck diving, and in 2016 we did a liveaboard to dive the wrecks of the SS Thistlegorm and Giannis D, known for being some of the best wreck dives in the world. Freediving is also popular in countries such as Egypt, which has the fantastic blue hole in, which is where we did our first freediving course.
In early 2020, we were able to dive in the Seychelles, a tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean. The Seychelles interesting geology makes for some excellent diving at dive sites characterized by large granite boulders and coral reefs. During certain seasons, there is also the possibility of spotting whale sharks and dolphins.
You can find out more information about our dive trips and the dive sites we visited in Africa in the posts below.