Scuba Diving in the Garden Route.
Explore the underwater gardens of the Garden Route on a scuba diving or snorkeling adventure! From Mossel Bay to Storms River, the Garden Route boasts a variety of fantastic dive sites, many of them in marine protected areas. Its 300km stretch of coastal waters supports a dizzying array of marine life particular to this very special marine biogeographic region. Here the Agullhas current dominates, transporting warmer tropical water to the southern coast. Shy sharks, pipefish, anemones, wall sponges, forests of gorgonian fans and nudibranches (the more photogenic cousin to the slug) are plentiful and a scuba diving adventure is the only way to fully experience this ecologically important underworld.
For a unique scuba diving experience head to the Knysna Lagoon for an encounter with the endangered Knysna Seahorse- found only in estuaries along South Africa’s southern coastline. The stuff of fairy tales, a search for these peculiar creatures will feel like an underwater treasure hunt.