Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in KwaZulu-Natal

Ready to check out the best sites in KwaZulu-Natal for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 3 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in KwaZulu-Natal to suit your needs.
2 Mile Reef

#1 - 2 Mile Reef

South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Sodwana Bay

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The reef is about 1.7 km long and up to 900 m wide. It is one of the most popular reefs to dive at, since it is only a few minutes away from the launch area. Many different corals, reef and mid-water fish can be found here, with eels and other creatures hiding in the many caves and holes. Two Mile Reef is where most new divers in South Africa do their qualifying dive.
Hot Spot

#2 - Hot Spot

South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Sodwana Bay

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A 1m to 1.5m ledge in the sea bed, home to many lion fish. Also large gamefish. Can have a strong current, in which case a negative entry may be advisable with experienced divers who are comfortable with the practice, as the main wall is a relatively small spot to find, especially after the 30m descent. Great unusual species to be seen. Also beware the lack of profile results in a deep average depth, nitrox may be worth while to extend MDT. Incidentally this reef was discovered on breath hold.
Stringer

#3 - Stringer

South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Sodwana Bay

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Stringer is a bit closer to Jesser Point than the main portion of 2 Mile Reef. It's is home to many different species and is a fantastic place to practice photography. Many Tomato Rock Cod, cleaning stations and paper fish can be found here as well as ghost pipefish. Access to this reef is by boat only through one of the many charters in the area. Boats launch from Jesser Point Stringer is also known as Stringer reef.