Dive Sites of South Africa and Mozambique
Introducing the first comprehensive dive guide to South Africa & Mozambique.
Dive Sites of South Africa & Mozambique is a visual showcase featuring over 300 stunning colour photographs. It functions both as a reference guide and a perfect keepsake of all your dive experiences in the region that will look great on your coffee table.
Dive with sharks, squid and sardines, explore cold-water kelp forests, pristine tropical reefs and poignant shipwrecks. This guide covers 180 of the best dive sites supported by 50 pages of detailed topside and underwater maps. Snappy descriptions of the sites will prepare you for what to expect and what to look out for, and they are crammed with accurate dive information (site depths, the level of dive qualification required, area specifics and recommended gear) along with important contact information to help you arrange the logistics.
Also featured are great snorkelling spots, shark cage diving, ocean safaris and diving in South Africa’s aquariums, along with a handy marine species identification guide.
This book is a must-have for any diving enthusiast, whether novice, experienced or aspiring, local or visiting.
Book chapters include:
- Cape Peninsula & False Bay
- Southern Cape Coast – Gansbaai & the Garden Route
- Port Elizabeth, Port Alfred & East London
- South Coast – Aliwal Shoal, Landers & Protea Banks
- Durban & North Coast
- Sodwana Bay
- Northern Maputaland – Mabibi & Kosi Bay
- Southern Mozambique
- The Manta Coast
- Vilanculos & the Bazaruto Archipelago
- Nampula – Nacala Bay, Baixo do Pinda, Memba Bay & Ilha de Mozambique
- Northern Mozambique – Pemba & the Quirmbas Archipelago
- Inland dive sites
- Marine species Identification Guide
About the author
Author Fiona McIntosh is a former editor of Divestyle magazine and has logged over 1,000 dives throughout the world. Georgina Jones, who wrote the Marine ID section and contributed to several chapters, is the author of a field guide to the marine animals of the Cape, while the design is that of former editor of Divestyle and Dive Site magazines, Lynne Fraser.
Georgina Jones – author marine species ID guide
Georgina Jones is fascinated by marine life and has written a field guide to the marine animals of the Cape Penisula. Though she has also edited a fishing atlas, she takes photos of fish rather than catching them, and spends many hours underwater watching the behaviour of marine life. She has recently produced an orientation course for South African diving, DIVESouthAfrica, which aims to reveal the wonder and variety of South African marine life. She’s currently working on a guide to South Africa marine and coastal life, which allows her to spend plenty of time at the beach and underwater and call it work.
Lynne Fraser – designer
Lynne Fraser pays the bills as an art director and writer but dreams of more free time to spend diving and surfing. Based in Cape Town, as it offers the best of many worlds, proximity to some of the best publishers in the world and access to a variety of dive sites and surf spots literally on one’s doorstep, she is working on the age-old issue of life/work balance. A Padi instructor and former editor of DiveStyle and Dive Site, Lynne currently works on travel magazines that celebrate all that is good about Africa, as well as a variety of book projects. She is planning a bucket list trip to see the Northern Lights.
Radio Interview with Pippa Hudson, CapeTalk on Dive Sites South Africa
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Radio Interview with Fiona McIntosh on Time To Travel