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Gypsea Centre

Main Activity: Diving

South Africa - Kwa-Zulu Natal - Sodwana Bay

Contact Information

Contact: Samantha or Rob
Address: Sodwana Bay, Greater St Lucia Wetlands, Sodwana Bay, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)83 772 2112
GPS: 32.66962 E, -27.547052 S


Scuba Diving
Gypsea Centre offers guided scuba diving at Sodwana Bay, South Africa’s premier dive destination and home to the worlds most southern coral reefs.
Sodwana Bay’s tropical waters are a result of the warm Agulhus current coming in close proximity to the shore. A continental shelf lying within a kilometer of the beach is responsible for the deep trenches that attract plentiful game fish and push the nutrient-rich deep water up onto the reef making this an ideal ‘feeding ground’ for both filter feeders (Whale Shark and Manta Rays) and predators (sharks) alike.
The water is clear due to the lack of rivers in this area. The reef boasts over 95 identified species of Hard and Soft corals, over 1200 reef fish species and numerous invertebrates all packed into a 50 kilometre coral reef complex.
For non-divers we offer PADI and CMAS dive courses from 1 day Discover Scuba courses or Open Water to Dive Master certified courses.
A full range of Dive equipment is available for hire.

Open Ocean Excursions
Gypsea Centre offers half or full day Open Ocean Excursions for scuba divers, snorkelers and boat-based viewers.
Enjoy an interactive experience with Whale Shark, Dolphins or Whales whilst on one of our excursions. Lunch and refreshments are provided on the boat.

Interactive Marine Experiences
Informative experiences with Whale Sharks, Sharks, Whales or Dolphins. This product offers you excellent photographic opportunities and first hand experience with data collection and photo-I.D. of these migratory species. Aerial surveys are conducted to assist in location of Whale Sharks, Whales and Dolphins along the coast.
Pregnant Ragged Tooth Sharks visit ¼ mile reef off Sodwana Bay in the summer. The docile nature of this species during gestation provides a close-up experience for scuba divers and snorkelers.

A wide variety of accommodation options in Sodwana Bay and packages are available to suite the clients needs.

Species sighted in this area

Whale Sharks, Whales, Dolphins, Ragged Tooth Sharks

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