South Africa attracts divers from all over the world. Sodwana Bay and Aliwal Shoal are well known and so is False Bay – one of Cape Town most famous diving sites. Even (underwater) film crews are coming here. Most diving sites and facilities can be found at Western Coast, Eastern Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, but also inland.
The east coast offers warm, tropical water with sharks, turtles, dolphins, whales, but also coral reefs and a variety of reef fish. The west coast is colder but has a magnificent marine life and kelp forest. You also have the possibility to dive inland. There you have sites such as Wondergat (a dolomite sinkhole) in the North West province or Bass Lake (a disused dolomite quarry) south of Johannesburg or Badgat (a flooded asbestos mine) in Mpumalanga province.