Diving in Sodwana Bay

Sodwana Bay Lodge is situated just minutes away from miles of pristine beach, and is, a world famous scuba diving and ski-boat destination nestled between the high golden coastal dunes and the beautiful Zululand wilderness.

Boasting some of the southernmost coral reefs in the world, Sodwana Bay certainly offers incredible diversity. Although it is only a fraction of the size of The Great Barrier Reef, Sodwana Bay contains more than two-thirds the amount of fish species. This spectacular 50km long reef complex is also estimated to be more than 400 years old.

Sodwana Bay Lodge

Whether you are going to be diving or snorkelling, you are sure to be overwhelmed by the underwater treasure trove housed in the Bay. Try spotting all 95 species of hard and soft coral, 1200 species of fish, turtles, mantra rays and much.

Sodwana Bay Lodge scuba lessons



Sodwana Bay Lodge offers great lessons for you to take advantage of before exploring the underwater world. The Scuba Centre was formed in March 1998 and has been operating exclusively from the lodge since then. In 1999, the dive centre became the first PADI 5 Star Gold Palm Instructor Development Centre in Sodwana.

Not only do they teach new and old divers but they also offer dives. The centre is open 364 days of the year and offers a great amount of experience – you are sure to be in good hands while learning the ropes.

What sets this Scuba Centre aside from other operators is that their business strives to uplift the local community. Here only local Zulu people are trained from scratch to become the most experienced dive staff in South Africa.

Some of the dive courses on offer at the Scuba Centre include:

  • Bubble maker
  • Seal team
  • Entry Level
  • Open Water Diver
  • Taster Courses
  • Advanced Open Water
  • Rescue Diver
  • Speciality Courses
  • Master Scuba Diver
  • Professional Level Course

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