4-Day Scuba Diving at Sodwana Bay

Enjoy 5 dives at Mile 2 in Sodwana Bay Marine Reserve - world-renowned as a diving destination - whilst staying in luxury at Sodwana Bay Lodge.

Tour Code:
SBL/places
Depart From:
Sodwana Bay   |   Ending at: Sodwana Bay
Departures: Daily
Duration: 4 Days
Country: South Africa
Type: Self Drives |
Children: Not Allowed

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4-Day Scuba Diving at Sodwana Bay

4-Day Scuba Diving at Sodwana Bay

4-Day Scuba Diving at Sodwana Bay

4-Day Scuba Diving at Sodwana Bay

4-Day Scuba Diving at Sodwana Bay

4-Day Scuba Diving at Sodwana Bay

 
 

This Scuba Diving package includes 5 dives and accommodation for 3 nights at Sodwana Bay Lodge. This is a self drive tour and no public transport to Sodwana Bay is available.

Sodwana Bay is considered to be the premier dive site in South Africa and is the only tropical dive site in the country. Sodwana is one of the few places world-wide where dive sites are reached by weaving a path through breaking waves. This thrilling experience adds to the excitement of the dive.

The average yearly visibility is 12m. It can get as good as 40m . The reason for this is that there are no rivers running into the sea in this area. The rivers pollute the sea sometimes suspending all diving in other areas, especially after heavy, prolonged rain.

The diving is all year round. In summer the water temperature can reach 29° C. The lowest it gets is 20° C.

Sodwana Bay Lodge Scuba Centre run daily dive charters to all the reefs in Sodwana. Not only the main two-mile reef but also to the outer reefs where the splendours of five, seven and nine mile reef await you.

The skippers are all highly experienced and will take you safely through the surf to the waiting reefs are all semi inflatable Gemini crusaders powered by two Yamaha 85 marine outboard motors. The Lodge has two 6 metre and one 7 metre boat which take 10 divers plus a Divemaster or Instructor (and of course the skipper). They are serviced on a regular basis and are all in excellent condition.

Emergency equipment is on hand and boats have contact with beach control.

The Lodge
Relax at Sodwana Bay Lodge in the comfort of one of our 21 twin-bed, reed and thatch chalets. All chalets have en-suite shower and toilet, ceiling fan and mosquito nets; are serviced daily, and include complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.

The chalets are situated right in the heart of the Lodge’s diving and fishing centres and are adjacent to the volleyball court, Leatherback restaurant, swimming pool and bar.

Diving
Dives are done at 2 Mile Reef only.
Surcharges - 5 Mile R30, 6 mile R40, 7 Mile R50, 8 Mile R60, 9 Mile R70
Night dives are not part of the diving package.

Equipment is not included, but can be rented from the Scuba Centre.

Health
Sodwana is in a malaria zone. Mosquitoes are prevalent in the summer months and it is recommended that you consult your pharmacist as to whether to take anti-malaria tablets. Mosquito nets are provided in the chalets. We also recommend you bring good quality repellent spray or lotion.

Diver Training
The school at Sodwana Bay Lodge Scuba Centre enjoys an unrivalled position amongst the chalets in the lodge, with the main training area only a few metres from the well-stocked dive shop. A custom built 3m deep dive pool right next to the reed and thatch lecture room, has both a deep and shallow end, as well as a purpose built practice bench to simulate diving backwards from a dive boat.

The school offers various courses and you could be qualified as an Openwater diver in only five days (four nights) or as an Openwater Advanced diver in three days. Also offer Nitrox fills and courses, as well as 8-day Instructor IDC courses. The school's instructors live in the Lodge and will help you in any way they can.

Please enquire for training course packages.

Health & Clothing
Health
A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over 1 year of age arriving within 6 days from infected areas.
Vaccination against typhoid is advised.
Malaria risk, predominantly in the malignant falciparum form, exists throughout the year in the low altitude areas (eastern part) of the Limpopo Province, eastern part of Mpumalanga (including the Kruger National Park) and northeastern KwaZulu/Natal as far south as the Tugela River. The risk is highest from October to May.
Bilharzia (schistosomiasis) is endemic in the north and east. Avoid swimming and paddling in fresh water - swimming pools which are chlorinated and maintained are safe.

Clothing
South Africa’s climate is generally sunny and pleasant. Winters are usually mild, although snow falls on the mountain ranges of the Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State and Natal and occasionally in lower-lying areas, when a brief cold spell can be expected throughout the country.

Required clothing: Lightweight cottons and linens and rainwear for summer. Warmer clothes are needed for winter.


3 Night - 5 Dive Package - High Season Valid: 2018-12-01 to 2019-11-30
Rate Per Adult: ZAR 4605.00    
Rate per Single traveller: ZAR 4780.00 Rate Per Child: ZAR N/A

3 Night - 5 Dive Package - Low Season Valid: 2018-12-01 to 2019-11-30
Rate Per Adult: ZAR 4000.00    
Rate per Single traveller: ZAR 4220.00 Rate Per Child: ZAR N/A

2 Night - 3 Dive Package - High Season Valid: 2018-12-01 to 2019-11-30
Rate Per Adult: ZAR 2960.00    
Rate per Single traveller: ZAR 3080.00 Rate Per Child: ZAR N/A

3 Night - 4 Dive Package - Low Season Valid: 2018-12-01 to 2019-11-30
Rate Per Adult: ZAR 3720.00    
Rate per Single traveller: ZAR 3930.00 Rate Per Child: ZAR N/A

2 Night - 3 Dive Package - Low Season Valid: 2018-12-01 to 2019-11-30
Rate Per Adult: ZAR 2570.00    
Rate per Single traveller: ZAR 2715.00 Rate Per Child: ZAR N/A

3 Night - 4 Dive Package - High Season Valid: 2018-12-01 to 2019-11-30
Rate Per Adult: ZAR 4270.00    
Rate per Single traveller: ZAR 4440.00 Rate Per Child: ZAR N/A

Standard Valid: 2018-12-01 to 2019-11-30
Rate Per Adult: ZAR 0.00    
Rate per Single traveller: ZAR N/A Rate Per Child: ZAR N/A

Tour Include
- Accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis for nights indicated at Sodwana Bay Lodge.
- Five dives at 2 Mile Reef conducted by Sodwana Bay Lodge Scuba Centre

Tour Exclude
- Transport to and from Sodwana Bay. Please see the following for Car Rentals
- KZN entry fee at R45.00 per adult + R40.00 per child R55.00 per car per day
- All packages are per person sharing and do not include equipment, far reef Surcharges and Dive Permits
- Items of a personal nature.



4-Day Scuba Diving at Sodwana Bay Reviews

Reviewed by Annalie Erasmus on over a year ago
We really enjoyed it a lot and believe this is real value for money. The food was good, staff very friendly and helpful. Accommodation was neat and clean. Diving was excellent. We don’t have any complaints and can’t wait to return.
Rating: 4 Star Rating


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