Best Diving in Africa

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Feast upon some of the most spectacular diving, wildlife, and scenery on earth. There is plenty to choose from in Africa.

Best Diving Destinations in Africa

Bordering the Indian Ocean, just south of the equator, are the exotic tropical coastlines of Kenya and Tanzania. The best diving in all of East Africa can be found on remote Pemba Island, north of Zanzibar. Then there is Madagascar with great diving on the north east side of the island. Or opt for shark diving and catch a flight to South Africa. For more remote and adventurous water entries go to the beautiful Mozambique!

Or think of diving in fresh water in the Great Rift Valley of Africa with 500 species of fresh water tropical fish! Dive Lake Malawi, a 23,000 square km lake in the small country of Malawi. See lots of small fish and play with lake otters!

For another special fresh water dive, go to Zimbabwe and plunge into the Chinhoyi caves, a definite experience of a lifetime.

Travel tips

Feeling inspired and raring to go? Check out our Africa travel guide and start planning your next diving trip!

Dive Sites Reviews in Africa

Spectacular dive site with good visibility and colourful reef life, swimthroughs, caves, overhangs and pinnacles.

Amazing reef at Kisiti Atoll in the Shimoni National Marine Park.

Amazing kelp forest with seven-gill cowsharks, shysharks and nudis.

If you are looking for a dive where you are most likely able to see ‘everything’, Devils is the place ...

A must for any serious diver. Huge amount of marine life at the entrance of the cave.

One of the most popular shore dives around Cape Town, the difficult to find A-Frame dive site features swimthroughs and ...

Amazing dive site when conditions are perfect.

Strong current brings large pelagics.

Amazing dive site with Sevengill sharks. Other species of sharks may include: Gully shark, Pyjama and Soupfin and sometimes the ...

The Cathedral in Mauritius, located off Flic-en-Flac on the western coast, is simply one dive site that is not to ...

Liveaboard Reviews in Africa

For a personalized, luxurious experience on board a beautifully built catamaran, look no further than the Oceane’s Dream.

Francesca August 20, 2017

Hello, I would like to have information about availability and price for 5 people for PREDATION, BREACHING AND CAGE DIVING tour.


Tomas August 27, 2017

We are a diving club from Romania and we are interested in organizing a diving tour the Mid-November in South Africa to whith shark and whales. Please support our agency with a advantageous offer for to boat, 12-14 people.

Thank you in advance.



Angi October 15, 2017

Hi, I’m from Venezuela, how much is the budget?


James November 06, 2017


How can I book a shark diving experience please?




Tess November 13, 2017

Good morning
Just wondering whether you have availability for 3 people to do the full day – seal island/shark cage diving R1500 tour on this Friday?

Many thanks,


Tess November 14, 2017


We are wondering whether you have availability for 3 people to do the following tour on Friday 17 November.


Many thanks, Tess


Amanda November 19, 2017

I would like to inquire about taking your IDC open water instructor course program. What dates would be available?and what is the lodging availabilty? I am currently and have been a dive master working in Key West, FL for the past five years at Captains Corner and I have wanted to go to cape town to dive for years so I figured I would maybe make it a work and pleasure trip.

Thank you in advance.


Samantha December 03, 2017


My name is Sam and I am an Australian currently residing in the Seychelles. Next year I am hoping to come over to the mainland to earn my PADI Instructor qualification and I would really like to learn more about the Instructor course offered by the Africa Diver team. I am currently a PADI Divemaster and am interested in completing my Instructors with an established, well reviewed dive outfit like yours.

If possible, may I know if you have any opportunities for an Instructor course throughout next year (I know it is quite far away sorry), and if so, what are the specifics (location), general length and costs of the programme?

If you would like to know more, please do not hesitate to ask. Really looking forward to hearing from you!

Kind regards,


Krzysztof December 06, 2017

When is your next IDC course and what is the price ?



Faßhauer January 11, 2018

we are interested in the packet diving with white sharks and sightseeing for 8 days including equipment etc. We prefer booking for end of June or beginn of July.

Please let me know the possibilities and how much we must pay for the diving trip. Can you also recommend a good hotel?

Do you also have German speaking guides?

Best regards


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