Dive Sites of South Africa and Mozambique
This guide offers spectacular and diverse diving in South Africa and Mozambique.
Dive with sharks, squid and sardines, exploring cold-water kelp forests, pristine tropical reefs and poignant shipwrecks. This guide features 180 of the best dives, with first-hand descriptions and site maps. Key dive information and contact details and a comprehensive marine species identification guide.
Book chapters include
- Cape Peninsula and 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 and Ilha de Mozambique
- Northern Mozambique – Pemba & the Quirmbas Archipelago
- Inland dive sites
- Marine species Identification Guide
This guide will give you the information you need to be a responsible diver. Learn to care for the marine environment as well diving culture and gear you would need.
This book is a must-have for any diving enthusiast.
About the authors
Based in Cape Town, Fiona McIntosh is a former editor of DiveStyle and OutThere magazines and a contributor to various international diving titles including Dive the World’s Coral Reefs and Diving with Giants (New Holland). Having dived all over the world, she rates the sites of South Africa and Mozambique as some of the best.
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 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.