Umhlanga

All of these sites are located in the Umhlanga area. Since this is on the East coast the water is quite warm and diving is therefore quite enjoyable.

Dive sites:

Reefs:

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Dolphin reef:

This reef is situated just off Umdloti and is covered in soft corals, sponges and gorgonians.It has a length of 2 km and thus there are various spots to explore.There is also some overhangs and ledges.

Max depth: 16-24m depending on the specific spot dived.

Wreck dives:

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Fontao wreck:

This wreck was a Mozambiquan fishing trawler and was sunk by the ORI in 1991. It lies upright and is a delight to explore. It wa srated as one of the top 15 warm water dive sites in S.A. by Divestyle magazine.

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Max depth: 27m on the sand.

T-barge wreck:

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This is a T-shaped barge sunk in 1990 by the ORI off Virginia airport. It is covered in Cauliflower corals and is home to lots of crayfish and Goldies. It was rated as one of the top 15 warm water dive sites of S.A. by Divestyle magazine.

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Max depth: 27m on the sand.

Fame wreck:

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This wreck sank in May 2000 offshore from Ballito. Itís mast extends to 6m below the surface and this makes it an ideal training site. There is an amazing amount of fish life already due to the light penetration.

Max depth: 19m on the sand.

To book your place on a dive to one of these wonderful sites contact Dive Nautique at +27 82 553 2834 or visit them at www.divenautique.co.za. You can also e-mail them at roux@mweb.co.za. They also offer Dolphin viewing, a once in a lifetime experience.

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