05/29/2021 - 06/12/2021

Africa

South African Dive Excursion

Where we are diving

While diving in the southern end of Mozambique you will get the chance to encounter a few of the biggest underwater creatures. You will swim with Manta rays, Leopard sharks, Potato Groupers, huge Loggerhead Turtles, Humpback Whales and even Whale Sharks! This trip isn’t just about the big fish. The macro life here is excellent with chances to spot the cryptic Frogfish, Leaf Fish and many types of Nudibranch. Tofus biodiversity is what draws divers to this location every year. This trip includes dive sites such as the Amazon, Marble Arch, Reggies, Sherwood, Hogwarts, Giants Castle, and The Office. With a wide variety of diving, there is something for everyone. Join Trip Leaders Frank Wells and Pat Purkhiser for a breathtaking African Adventure!

Trips like this sell out fast!
Registration closes on January 1, 2021.

Resort Details

Where we are staying

As you travel through South Africa you will have the chance to stay in a variety of places. You’ll experience luxurious, upscale amenities like Southern Sun Maputo where you can enjoy 24 hour room service. On the other end of the spectrum, you can unwind and disconnect while saying at the Hlane Royal National Park where everything runs off gas. Your adventure will start at Kruger National park for 3 nights, Maputo for 1 night and then travel to Inhambane for 5 nights. Continue your African safari to Chidenguele for 1 night, then head to the Hlane Royal National Park for 1 night and ending your travels at the Milwane Wildlife Sanctuary for 2 nights.

*Please note that Hlane Royal National Park has no electricity and it runs on gas/parafin.

Learn more about the accommodations from the resort website.

Trip Details

Price

  • All Locations: $3,580 per diver

Deposit and payments

  • $1,000 deposit due upon sign up
  • $500 due September 1, 2020
  • $500 due December 1, 2020
  • Full payment due Feburary 1, 2020

Other info

  • Non-diver: $3,160 all locations
  • Prices are based upon double occupancy
  • All payments are non-refundable
  • Prices are subject to change due to events outside of our control

What’s included

  • 14 days of breakfast
  • 9 days of lunch
  • 8 days of dinner
  • 8 recreational dives on the reefs of Tofo
  • Kruger Park full-day game drive
  • Panorama Route – Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Three Rondavels and God’s Window
  • Esajeni cultural tour
  • Morning rhino game drive in Hlane Game Reserve

What’s not included

Recommended courses

  • Boat Diving
  • Fish Identification
  • Photo & Video

Recommended equipment

  • Surface Marker Buoy and Reel
  • Scuba Pro G2 computer

What prior travelers say

This trip offers a rare opportunity to see some of the most majestic creatures on land and sea. A once in a lifetime adventure to travel through South Africa for an exclusive African Safari. The diving alone will take your breath away!”
– Pat P

Important Details

Know before you go

Money
The unit of currency in Mozambique is the Metical (M). The  South African Rand and US$ are also widely accepted.  Local banks have branches in cities that are generally open on weekdays. ATMs are spreading across the country, but travelers cheques are difficult and expensive to exchange.

Water
In Mozambique all towns treat their drinking water, travelers are however advised to buy bottled water. Tap water can safely be used for showering and brushing your teeth.

Weather
June to October is the dry season, with often perfect tropical weather: clear skies, plenty of sun and almost no rain. This is the best time for most people to visit Mozambique. Although still tropical, June, July and August are Mozambique’s coolest months; even though the temperature reaches over 82 degrees Fahrenheit by day.

Clothing
Light clothing is a must for most of the year. However, during winter (June-August) it can be chilly in the evenings, so pack something warm. When visiting game reserves, remember to pack sensible walking shoes, a hat and color appropriate clothing (browns, greens, etc). In the evenings, it is advisable to wear long sleeved shirts to protect from the mosquitoes.

Electricity
Current is 220/240 volts at 50 cycles per second. A three-point round-pin adapter plug should be brought for your electrical appliances. Such adapters are also available at the major airports.

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