Live the underwater life.

Welcome to African Scuba! This website is being developed with the aim of becoming a useful and authoritative resource for the recreational scuba diver.

We're starting small but we have great plans! So check back regularly for updates, follow our blog and join in on the discussion or visit the contact page to let us know your thoughts.

Have a look at the beginnings of our fish database. At the moment we have 261 individual fishes in the database.


PADI Open Water Diver (10 yrs+) R3299

Take your first steps into the underwater world with the world's most widely recognized and popular course - the PADI Open Water Diver Course. No prior scuba diving experience is needed but you'll need adequate swimming skills as well as being in good physical health. The minimum age for this course is 10 years.

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Sodwana Bay

South AfricaSodwana Bay

Sodwana Bay is located on the east coast of South Africa, between St. Lucia and Lake Sibayi. Classified as one of the top diving sites in the world it boasts incredibly dense coral cover and a huge diversity of fish life. With warm water and great visibility all year round Sodwana Bay is perfect for new divers as well as more experienced ones.

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Ponta do Ouro

MozambiquePonta do Ouro

A rustic dive town located a few kilometers into Mozambique from the Kosi Bay border post, Ponta Do Ouro boasts warm water, between 20-26 °C, and dive sites that cater for all levels of divers with depths varying from 10m to 40m. The reefs are home to abundant coral life and literally hundreds of species of fish ranging from macro life all the way up to and included whale sharks.

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Aliwal Shoal

South AfricaAliwal Shoal

Aliwal Shoal lies 3 to 5 kms off the coast of Umkomaas, south of Durban. Home to many different fish species with warm waters that often provide great visibility the Aliwal Shoal caters for reef as well as wreck diving. The baited shark dive is one of the few places in the wolrd where a diver can interact up close, without a cage, with a variety of sharks, including the Tiger Shark.

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South AfricaDurban

Easy launches from Vetch's Pier, just outside Ushaka Marine World, along with a variety of reefs and wrecks to choose from makes Durban an attractive dive destination. If the sea isn't cooperating on the day there is always the option to go diving in the aquarium.

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The question of online image use

( 18 Jun 2014 )

Finding decent artwork is hard enough but to legally use it is a whole different kettle of fish. Dealing with copyrights, creative commons and piracy is not so much fun.

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Fish search now has biological names

( 11 Jun 2014 )

We've been busy! Biological names have now visible for the species listed in our fish search.

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Refining the basics, slowly...

( 16 May 2014 )

The contact form has seen a little more refinement and image functionality along with a placeholder image has been added to the fish search!

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