East Coast Dive Safari | Dive South Africa

East Coast Safari
(Indian Ocean - South Africa )
from: £3265 inc. flights*
    
  • Great for Sharks
  • Fully guided safari
  • Includes game drives
  • Adrenalin fuelled adventure
  • Epic adventure
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Our East Coast Safari is a 10 night safari filled with animal encounters, the like of which you would normally only dream of. The striking South African scenery is home to great predators, both above and below the waves. And the team at Immerse Yourself Safaris are the perfect companions the whole way.

Immerse Yourself Safaris are intimate with every aspect of this adrenalin fueled journey. From the moment youre met at the airport to the actual dives, the very name of which gets your blood pumping. Sodwana Bay with not only its pristine coral reefs, but also frequented by whale sharks, and the Aliwal Shoal which is home to the tiger shark, seen here without the need for a cage. Ragged tooth sharks cruise in the shallows, dozing occasionally or being cleaned. Drift diving and RIB entries are the norm here. Peppered between are the game drives into the Hluhluwe and Ubizane Game Reserve. Your stay at the Sodwana Bay Lodge, Zululand Tree Lodge and Selborne hotel will be most comfortable and ensure that you are feeling refreshed and ready for the next action packed day.

Tours last 12 days, with 10 nights spent in beautiful tree lodges and a 4* hotel. The whole African adventure is split over 11 dives and 4 games drives and a new group departs once a month. When it comes to negotiating your way around this vast and dramatic country, the service and support of Scuba Travel is invaluable. Working with all the right people, this tour of South Africa will stand out for all the right reasons and take you closer to some of the largest predators on the planet.

Diving Information

  • Experience: Advanced
  • Min. Logged Dives: 30
  • No. Dives Included: 11
  • Dive Boat: RIB
  • Tanks: 12ltr
  • Nitrox: No

Facts

  • Season: All year
  • Air Temp: 19 - 28 C
  • Water Temp: 19 - 28 C
  • Visability: 10 - 20m
  • Max Group Size: 12

Equipment

  • Mandatory
    Dive computer, safety sausage
  • Recommended
    5mm wetsuit, torch

Not Included

  • Lunches, excess luggage costs, alcoholic drinks, tips and other personal expenses.

Required Documents

  • Logbook & Certification card, Diving Insurance and Diving Medical.

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July 2010

Dear Tony, Max and Team, Just a quick line to thank you for the most wonderful South African holiday. As always, Tony, you have come up trumps with diving holidays and it is little wonder that your company continues to be voted the tops and why we continue to use you. Rob and Sue

April 2010

I loved the trip and will be recommending it to my diving friends as a must do. The mix of diving and game drives was just right and broke up the long journey between Sodwana Bay and Aliwal Shoal. The staff were excellent and very helpful in all the locations. The trip was very well organised and put together with the avid diving traveller in mind capturing the best of both worlds, diving and safariís. Many thanks to Scuba Travel and especially Franseau. Anon

February 2010

This was quite simply a sensational holiday which exceeded our expectations on every level. Having done a number of trips with Scuba Travel we have come to expect a high standard of holiday and this trip really delivered! We will see you at the Dive Show to discuss our next trip, however topping this experience might take some doing! Nick and Sharon.

March 2008

My trip to South Africa was one of the best trips I have ever been on. I can't think of many other trips where I could get charged by an elephant, have my underwater strobe bitten by a shark, dive with 4m long tiger sharks, jump off a 170m high cliff, and cage dive with great whites! The general experience was fantastic, I would rate this trip as one of the best holidays I have been on, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone else!!Once again, thanks for an amazing holiday. David

This is an example of a typical week on the East Coast Safari. This itinerary is subject to change according to prevailing weather conditions and to seek out the best diving conditions for any given day.

Day 1
Overnight flight from London to Johannesburg via Dubai with Emirates Airlines.

Day 2
Fly from Johannesburg to Durban. On arrival Durban you will be transferred to the Zululand Tree Lodge.

Day 3
The day starts with a game drive in the Ubizane Game reserve in search of the big 5, followed by a transfer to Sodwana Bay Lodge.

Day 4 - 5
During these days you will complete 2 dives per day at the famous Sodwana Bay, in the afternoons there will be the option to join excursions to Lake Sibaya or go horse riding.

Day 6
The day starts with a dive at Sodwana Bay followed by a transfer back to the Ubizane Game Reserve and the Zululand Tree Lodge. In the afternoon there is a Game drive.

Day 7
A morning game drive followed by an overland transfer to Selborne Hotel in Umkomaas.

Day 8
2 dives at Aliwal Shoals with an optional excursion in the afternoon.

Days 9 - 10
2 dives at Aliwal Shoals with Tiger sharks.

Day 11
Transfer to Durban airport for you connecting flight to Johannesburg, your flight back to London is overnight via Dubai.

Day 12
Arrive back in the UK.

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