Scuba Diving Safaris

Most people, when they think of African Safaris, think of jeeps, elephants, and giraffes. Scuba diving safaris are also an option for adventurous fun in Africa! Whether you're a seasoned scuba diver or a beginner, there are some exceptional trips in Africa that provide the full Scuba Diving experience entirely focused on the exotic African creatures below the surface!

scuba diving safaris The most convenient dive safaris will house you right near the diving site in a Dive Lodge. The accommodations on these trips are excellent, providing good food and service. You're going to be happy if your Diving Safari provides luxurious accommodations, because it's going to feel good returning to a warm and comforting room at night when you've been in the water with Great White Sharks all day….

The single most popular place for adventure diving safaris is South Africa. In fact, you're probably not going to find such a Safari anywhere else in Africa, except for Mozambique. That's because there's a special temperature to the water on the Southeast shore of Africa that makes it a veritable playground for amazing and fierce marine life such as Sand Tiger sharks, Whale sharks, Bull sharks, Tiger sharks, Hammerhead sharks, Great Whites as well as kelp diving, Tropical Reef diving, and special wreck-viewing dives.

Some of the most famous beaches for scuba diving safaris are Cape Town, Gansbaai, Shelley Beach, Umkomaas, and Sodwana Bay.


If you're a beginning diver, it is smart to take a course or two before making your way over to Africa. You'll find that when you have a little experience under your belt, the shores of South Africa won't be quite as intimidating. Some trips are less for the faint of heart than others. Take, for instance, a cage-diving trip that puts you right in the middle of a swarm of Great White Sharks. This is clearly not your Mama's kind of vacation.

Some of the more tame trips involve viewing of the coral reef, and the amazingly colorful and brilliant tropical fish that inhabit it. The waters of South Africa can be quite warm and inviting, and a Scuba Diving Safari is the most perfect way to submerge yourself in the tropical beaches of Africa.

There are large group trips and also tailor-made trips for groups of 8 or less. Sometimes the smaller trips are much more to your advantage, especially if you're a beginning diver and aren't completely comfortable being in the water without supervision. These smaller groups are also a lot of fun when they're with business friends or family members, so you know that you constantly have someone watching out for you in the water.

Scuba Diving Safaris Out of Africa?

Of course, if you think of a safari is an opportunity to view wildlife, then ANY scuba diving trip can be considered a "safari". Maldives diving safaris, in the Maldivian atolls, and Costa Rica diving safaris are two other fantastic locations that tout adventure diving safari fun.

What about the kids?

Since scuba diving is considered a dangerous sport, it's not appropriate for young kids. Make sure to ask about age cut-offs before you book your scuba diving safari. There may be alternate activities the kids can enjoy while the adults are diving or you may just need to wait a year or two.

Scuba Diving Safaris are one of the most memorable and exciting experiences you'll ever have. Take the plunge and reserve yourself a space to fully experience the tropical waters of Africa.

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