Dive Trip Quick Facts
Big Five Dive in South Africa
Location: South Africa
Best Time of Year: Mid-May to November
Trip Length: 12 nights/13 Days Diving & S. Africa Safari
Required Experience: Novice to Professional
Price: From $4250CAD/diver, based on double occupancy.
Enjoy the trade routes to the Lowveld and 2 full days in Kruger National Park, plus a sundowner game drive.
A flight will take you from Johannesburg to Durban. Travel south along the Dolphin Coast to the famous Aliwal Shoal.
Enjoy 5 days of diving on famous sites such as Raggies Cave. There will be several baited dives on Protea Banks where you can keep a lookout for Oceanic Blacktip Sharks, Tigers, Bulls, Hammers, Guitars, Raggies and more. Don’t forget to listen out for the Dolphins and watch for large rays.
Kruger Nat’l Park, Kwazulu Natal South Coast, Aliwal Shoal, Sharks,
- Transport in 24 Seater Overland truck
- Driver, cook and Dive Tour Leader
- Cooking Equipment
- Fuel, Tolls, Transit, all Transport Permits & R50 million Passenger Liability
- Daily breakfast, most meals on safari
- Accommodation in either tented lodges or guest lodges
- Park Entry Fees
- 4×4 Game drive in Kruger National Park
- Sundowner drive
- Panorama Route
- Traditional meal Belvedere Estate
- 3 Recreational dives on Aliwal Shoal
- 1 Aliwal Shoal Baited Dive
- 5 Recreational dives on Protea Banks
- 1 Protea Banks Baited Dive
All services except those listed above.
- Flights, Airport taxes, Visas
- Sleeping bags,
- Tips and gratuities
Guaranteed departure with 2 persons.
Parts of this tour may be part of pre-organized small group travel.
Dive Equipment Rental is available.
Water conditions in South Africa can vary day by day. Temperatures will range from 14-26 degrees celsius and we recommend a wetsuit of a minimum of 5mm for your comfort. Visibility ranges from 5-20m, with slightly better conditions in the winter months. Diving is conducted on semi-rigid ribs (zodiacs) with launches taking place either straight from beaches of via river mouths. These launches involve breaking through the incoming waves and can get bumpy. All divers must hold an Advanced Open Water (or equivalent) certification as a minimum and be confident and comfortable in the water. If you are unsure whether your experience level is sufficient please contact us. All dives are conducted within no decompression limits to a maximum of 30m and are standard air dives. Nitrox is available to divers at some of our diving locations. This will be at add’l cost and requires the proof of a Nitrox certification. All divers must understand that ocean sightings cannot be guaranteed. There will be no financial reimbursement for dives where highlights are not seen. Please note in particular that the Sardine Run is not guaranteed and we can only work to the best of our knowledge with respect to time of year.
This tour has been put together as a sample to show you what we can arrange. All components are completely customizable to your preferences. Please contact us.