Diving off the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park
About four hours drive from Durban, this is without a doubt, South Africa's most exciting dive location: offering divers Sodwana Bay and Cape Vidal.
St Lucia: This stunning reserve was declared a World Heritage Site due to the incredible biodiversity. It is situated right in the top north-eastern part of South Africa. This 368km² area encompasses beautiful wetlands, indigenous forests, wild animals, coral reefs and pristine beaches.
Over 60km of the world's highest estuarine dunes; pristine beaches, unique wetlands and stunning coral reefs. Over 1200 species of Indo-Pacific tropical fish can be seen along with Bottle-nose Dolphins, sharks, hard and soft corals and the highly endangered sea turtles. This is also the most popular place to see Whale Sharks.
Sodwana Bay: Various reefs are situated some kilomtres off the Sodwana coast, like: 2-Mile, 5-Mile, 7-Mile and 9-Mile Reefs. The 2-Mile Reef is one of the most popular as it offers a variety of sites with corals, caves and a fantastic variety of fish.
South Africa Diving: Diving at Sodwana is a highlight on the calendar of most divers. Visibility can be anything from between 15 and 40m and marine creatures encountered range from reef fishes, rays, pelagic game fish, endangered sea turtles to sharks like the Whale Shark and Ragged Tooth Sharks.
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