Skip to main content

South Africa

8 Best Places to Go Kelp Diving

Underwater kelp forests stretch along thousands of miles of coastlines worldwide. Teeming with marine life, these destinations are home to the best kelp-diving experiences.

Shark Diving for Science in South Africa's Kelp Forests

Recreational divers team up with local scientists at Cape Research and Diver Development to survey oft-ignored shark species in False Bay.

How South Africa’s ‘Black Mermaid’ Is Expanding Ocean Inclusivity

Zandile Ndhlovu is using her freediving knowledge to expand the avenues of safe and enjoyable marine access in South Africa.

My Octopus Teacher Wins Best Documentary Oscar

My Octopus Teacher wins Best Documentary at the 2021 Academy Awards

Sardine Run Fever on South Africa's Wild Coast

On South Africa's Wild Coast, divers travel near and far for a chance to take part in the world's largest sardine run.

Africa's Underwater Wonders

The best scuba diving experiences in the Red Sea, South Africa, Port Elizabeth and all of Africa.

South Africa's Sardine Run: The Greatest Shoal On Earth

South Africa's Sardine Run is becoming increasingly hard to pinpoint but one photographer and his crew refuse to give up on the chase.

Dive From the Field: South Africa's Sardine Run 2017

It's the most epic underwater feeding frenzy on the planet. Here's the rundown, live from South Africa.

Explore the Best Kept Secret Dive Spots Around the Globe

Looking for awesome, unknown dive sites? Here are some of the best underwater wonderlands we've found here at Scuba Diving magazine.