Diving in Africa is situated centrally in Umkomaas, 500m from the beach and has 2 fully furnished, fully self catered units with security, DSTV and WiFi.
Also on site is a pool area with a 3.2m deep dive training pool, thatch lapa and dining area with braai facilities.
We can comfortably cater for 6-8 people in a group. For larger groups we have access to other guest houses of a similar quality all within walking distance.
Diving Courses - Diving in Africa
An opportunity for anyone and everyone to witness a genuine ”Natural Wonder”.
Its been dubbed “The Greatest Shoal on Earth” Every year around June and July billons of Sardines “run” or migrate up the East Coast of Africa between Port Elizabeth and Durban.
What makes it a true marvel however is not simply the multitude of silvery fish but the host of predators that congregate en masse for the feasting.
The waters off the breathtaking Wild Coast literally boil as Dolphins, Sharks, Whales, Seals, Penguins, Cape Gannets and even Orca’s (Killer Whales) gorge themselves on the seemingly endless shoals of sardines.
For any person who is interested in diving with sharks or not but has an interest in the ocean this dive is a must, it makes the “Big 5” pale into insignificance. Your fear of sharks will change within seconds to instant admiration for these beautiful and graceful creatures that man has senselessly hacked to death for their jaws and fins for years.
As this is in the sharks natural environment there is never a guarantee that the Tigers will come to visit, but after years of testing techniques and 100’s of dives our sighting rate is very high. Whilst waiting for the Tigers to arrive there is an abundance of fish life around the boat and lots of opportunistic gray sharks feeding in the sardine slick so no one is ever bored.
This is a shallow dive so open water divers are welcome as well as snorkelers.
Before the dive there is a comprehensive briefing on the sharks and how we want you positioned in the water and there are also at least 2 shark guides in the water with the divers at any time.
No other fish in the ocean have captured human imagination more fully than sharks. They are the ultimate predator, hunters of the sea. People from practically every culture, every educational level and every age group seem to carry a powerful, innate impression of these dramatic creatures, an impression generally built around fear and images of bloodthirsty man-eaters.
Yet, when divers begin having encounters with sharks, a remarkable change in these impressions takes place. Sharks begin to be perceived as graceful, beautifully formed and supremely adapted creatures.
Always remember that sharks belong in the ocean and that we are privileged visitors. Sharks are not mindless, vicious, killing machines. As a rule, if you are underwater, sharks will not consider you to be a potential meal. However, this does not alter the fact that they are awesome predators, and can be dangerous. Treat them with caution, respect and consideration.
Did you know? Statistically it is more dangerous to drive a car to the beach than it is to get into the water.