Welcome to Dive Machine’s South African Scuba Diving and Land Safari Adventure.
We have come up with a real treat for you ! This isn’t just a holiday, this is an adventure.
What was our previous trip like?
“Just did the trip last week with Rob from Dive Machine and despite the mixed/unusual weather, have to say the whole experience was absolutely fantastic and due in no small way to the personal touch shown by all of Scuba-addicts to our group. My first visit to South Africa which I will remember for years to come for all the right reasons. My test is simply this….would I do the trip again? Answer, yes. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the team whatever we wanted to do, whether it was a trip to the supermarket to get yet more beers (hope these have found their way into their care) or a run out to a bar/restaurant for a meal. The photos are good so something to adorn the computer desktop, not to mention the video footage Rob shot. “Stunning” Thanks again to you all for making the trip so enjoyable ( I hesitate to use the word ‘holiday’ because it was bloody hard work at times!!) and a special mention to all the staff who looked after us so well from the time we touched down in Durban, through to Hluhluwe Park and back to Umkomaas, you’re a real star.
Your guides for the trip won’t be starting work at 8am and knocking off at 5pm, they will be with you 24/7 for the duration of your tour. They will be joining you for every meal, every dive, and every road transfer, in fact they won’t be bidding you farewell until they drop you back off at Durban airport for your flight home. During your trip you will be visiting the world renowned dive sites of Aliwal Shoal ( famous for its abundance of Raggie’s) Protea Banks (Hammers, Bulls & Bronze Whalers) Sodwana Bay (beautiful coral reefs). You will also get to spend the day diving with the stunning Tiger Sharks that frequent the southern tip of the Aliwal Shoals, and if that isn’t enough, don’t forget you get a whole day or two to spot Africa’s ‘Big 5’ (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo,black and white rhino) at Hluhluwe Game Park.
During your Diving Adventures in South Africa our ‘Shark and Reef Diving Safari’ you may experience the very best diving that South Africa has to offer including Sodwana Bay, the Aliwal Shoal, Protea Banks and Tiger Shark Diving. You will also get up-close and personal with Africa’s wildlife at the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi ‘Big-5’ Game Park. ‘Experience the best of South Africa above and below the water’ The tour is fully guided and during your stay we will not only show you the attractions above and below the water, from the moment you arrive we are your hosts and guides and will show you the wonders of South Africa. We will also enjoy nights out at local bars & restaurants as well as BBQ [known locally as braai’s] under the African sky….. Our team consists of the top tour and diving specialists including Craig Smith, Shona Clark, and others.. The team bring you all their shark and reef diving experience at the top locations in South Africa.
Our accommodation is situated on the Kwa-Zulu Natal South Coast at Scubaaddicts own lodge. The luxury rooms overlook the ocean and have en-suite facilities. The accommodation is available as single, twin or double occupancy and is serviced daily.
What’s Included : –
• Guide for the entire tour.
• Transfers & Transportation.
• International & Internal Flights
What’s Not Included : –
• Personal Holiday Insurance
• Dive Gear [can be hired]
• Lunches, Dinners, Drinks ( 3 course meal in good restaurant approx €15, main course only €8)
Comprehensive insurance is a vital part of your holiday and it is a condition of booking that you have such cover, it should cover all aspects of your holiday including diving, please provide us your policy details for our files.
A visa is issued on arrival in South Africa, you must be in possession of a full passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of proposed departure. Average annual temperatures in summer: October to March : Daytime Temp 27-34°C & Water Temp 24-29°C.
Climate conditions during the dive tour? Warm, dry & sometimes windy. Sea conditions are calm becoming choppy & windy later with occasional rainfall. Sea conditions are calm becoming choppy & windy later.
This is a superb Adventure.