• Duration

    Thursday – Sunday

    4-7 February 2021

  • Location

    Sodwana Bay – iSimangaliso Wetland Park- North East Coast of South Africa

  • Available Tickets

    No Maximum number of guests

  • Price

    R3600 – 2020 Prices

  • Deposit

    NON REFUNDABLE deposit of R600

Sodwana Bay is located on the east coast of South Africa.
It is a narrow strip of forested sand dunes located along the KwaZulu Natal coast. It is known for having some of the most densely vegetated Sand Dunes in the world and it was proclaimed a national park in the 1950s.

Classified as one of the top dive sites in the world this 50 km reef complex boasts around 95 species of hard and soft coral, sponges, other invertebrates and around 1200 different tropical fish species..


The Diving

Sodwana is probably the most popular reef system in South Africa! We take students to the beautiful waters of Sodwana Bay every month.

Sodwana  Bay’s coral reef system does not form a continuous reef but is clearly divided into a number  of reefs that run parallel to the shore, each one designated by its distance from the launch site, Jesser Point.  The most popular of these reefs are as follows: 2 Mile Reef, 5 Mile Reef, 7 Mile Reef and 9 Mile Reef.

These reefs are one of the southern most coral reefs in the world and are even more south than Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef has 1 800  species of fish and Sodwana which is 1/10 the size of the Great Barrier Reef has 1 200 species of fish, 6 of which are endemic to the Sodwana area. Therefore  your chances of seeing more species of fish are greater at Sodwana than at the  Great Barrier reef due to the concentration of the area that you are diving  on!

The reefs are also easily accessible by boat from the Bay!

Two mile is the largest of Sodwana’s known coral reefs and is also the most dived upon. Having said that, it is still an absolute favourite! This reef is packed with different dive sites and the reef life differs in each area. The depths vary from a relatively shallow 12m to a maximum of 36m.

Although every reef hosts its own territorial inhabitants, some of which  are very predictable, something new and unexpected often happens: perhaps a  visit from a school of dolphins or a brush with an enormous whaleshark.

Basic plans

Divetek goes to Sodwana every month. These trips also involve us taking down Open Water Students for their Qualifying Dives, but we always welcome casual divers to join on these trips. Unless requested otherwise, casual divers will do separate dives to the students.
These trips are mostly run over the weekend from a Thursday to Sunday.

Divetek does all the bookings and arrangements for you and can organise private trips based on availability and group sizes.

We usually stay in the gorgeous Private Houses at Sodwana Bay Lodge or one of the equally beautiful lodges Sodwana has to offer. These are very often up to 4 star self catering accommodation. These houses generally are 8-sleepers with a few 10-12 sleepers as well. The layout usually includes 2 double bedrooms that are ensuite and 2 single bedrooms that share the 3rd bathroom. The Houses are fully equipped with kitchens, lounges, dining rooms, outside patio areas as well as Gas braai’s.


Sodwana Bay has very simple dive sites with a variety of depths, so we welcome all divers with an Open Water qualification and up to join us on these trips.

It is also great for the whole family, with great snorkelling spots, so non divers of all ages are welcome to come along