Sodwana is situated in the Maputaland Marine Reserve and the only scuba diving area along the iSimangaliso coastline. Classified as one of the top dive sites in the world this 50 km reef complex boasts around 95 species of hard and soft coral, sponges, other invertebrates and around 1200 fish species. It attracts 35 000 scuba divers every year. Vast 700m deep valleys, submarine canyons, are strewn over a distance of 2 km. It was in one of these that on 27 November 2000 that the coelacanth was rediscovered.
The bay is famous for visits by endangered marine megafauna including whale sharks, great white sharks, hammerhead sharks, blacktip sharks, manta rays, orange-spotted groupers, potato cods, critically endangered leatherback turtles, loggerhead sea turtles, and even coelacanths, the 'living fossil' appear. The discovery of presences of Coelacanths made the region world-famous.
We stay at South Africa’s best Dive Resort. Situated within the reserve it is geared towards an easy diving Holiday. The food is good, accommodation is great and best of all there is a range to fit everyone’s budget.
22 – 25 February
21 – 24 June
20 – 24 September (Scubaversity’s 25th Birthday Bash)