Cave Diving

There are few things more thrilling than a cave diving adventure activity in South Afica, which gives you the chance to explore unbelievable underwater worlds as you venture deep into the ocean’s crevices and caves – some so far down that few others have ventured to these depths before. In addition to the myriad ocean dive spots to explore, there are also a number of excellent inland diving spots that offer abysses and caves that are just waiting to be discovered. To enjoy scuba…

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Cave Diving
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There are few things more thrilling than a cave diving adventure activity in South Afica, which gives you the chance to explore unbelievable underwater worlds as you venture deep into the ocean’s crevices and caves – some so far down that few others have ventured to these depths before. In addition to the myriad ocean dive spots to explore, there are also a number of excellent inland diving spots that offer abysses and caves that are just waiting to be discovered. To enjoy scuba diving of this level, you will need to have completed your Open Water One course (through PADI or another recognised dive institute), and should have a fair amount of dives logged in your book in order to ensure that you are able to navigate the often challenging dive conditions that can be found in caves of this depth. Many dive operators offer technical courses however, so for those who are still novice divers, there is a chance to gain the experience and skill to enjoy this adventure to the fullest. If you are ready for the underwater adventure of a lifetime, then consider some of these world-renowned cave dive spots:

Gauteng

For an inland province, Gauteng has a number of excellent cave dive spots – especially for divers who are keen to explore underwater quarries, caves, wrecks and other deep diving attractions. Some of the top spots to try in this region includes Bass Lake near Vereeneging, which is ideal for newer divers wanting to gain more experience diving in caves; Wondergat in the North West, which is a premium dive site offering immense depths and plenty of caves as well as other hidden delights; and finally Miracle Waters near the beautiful Magielsberg Mountains, offering a host of underwater views and excellent visibility.

Western Cape

The Cape offers world-class diving, with a large range of wrecks, caves and other attractions to explore – as well as the famous chilly Atlantic Oceans, which is home to a staggering variety of marine life. Here you can see a number of sharks (most harmless!), plus fish, octopi, seals and many other species. Key dive sites for cave exploration include Justin’s Caves, the Antipolis Wreck, Clan Stuart Wreck and Partridge Point to name but a few.

KwaZulu-Natal

The top spot in Durban is Caves, which is situated on Blood Reef, and offers a shallow reef with eroded bedrock that creates endless tunnels and caves - amazing marine life can be found in this spot, and with warm, clear waters to enjoy, this is scuba diving in South Africa at its best!

Cave Diving Operators

Deep Ocean Diving - Gauteng  

Deep Ocean Diving offers technical diving expeditions to both inland and coastal dive sites, with the focus on mixed gases, rebreathers, wrecks and caves. Technical dive training is offered at all...