Extraordinary Diving Adventures
Explore the depths of Sodwana Bay with the knowledgeable crew of Da Blu Juice
Experience the beauty of the marine life found in Sodwana Bay with the help of the crew at Da Blu Juice, whose experience and skill allow for guests to partake in an exciting and safe diving ventures. Sodwana Bay is home to the Big 6, which includes Whale Shark, Whale, Dolphin, Shark, Manta Ray and Turtle. Da Blu Juice offers a multitude activities, such as the single reef dives (ranging from 2 to 9 mile dives), snorkeling trips for non-divers, diving courses, open ocean excursions and much more. Throughout the entire year, Sodwana Bay is an excellent location in which to dive, with a bountiful amount of marine life to appreciate. Visibility is especially high in the summer months (up to 40 meters), and water temperatures rarely going below 20 degrees Celsius in the winter, allowing for enjoyable diving experiences all year round. Explore the beautiful coral reefs, exquisite marine life and pristine beaches of Sodwana Bay with Da Blu Juice diving company.
The duration of the different activities vary
A bathing suit is required
The rest of the gear is available for hire
Spectators are more than welcome to spend the day on the beach if they are not interested in partaking the Da Blu Juice's diving activities
This service is offered all year round
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Sodwana Bay is a marine reserve situated in the heart of South Africa’s first World Heritage Site surrounded by Big 5 game parks. It boasts unspoiled beaches, pristine coral reefs and is one of the top 10 dive sites in the world. With Sodwana’s tropical climate, diving can be enjoyed all year round.
The area is also home to some of the best private game reserves, Phinda Game reserve, Tembe Elephant Park (that has some of the largest big tuskers left in Africa) and the world famous Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park. The magical surroundings of Sodwana Bay, plus additional activities including deep sea fishing, fresh water Tiger fishing, boating, hiking, turtle tours, micro-light flights, quad biking, surfing and freediving, makes this an ideal and unique adventure destination.
The summer months are hot and the water is warm. The average water temperature in summer is 29 degrees, going up to 32 degrees. Winter months are balmy with daytime temperatures around 25 degrees and the water temperature rarely going below 20 degrees.
January to December: You can expect to see Sharks, Dolphins and Whale Sharks in addition to stunning coral and a myriad of vividly coloured fish and other sea creatures.
July to November: Whales are abundant during this period with Humpback Whales migrating to give birth in warmer waters from September to November.
December and January: This is the time to see Ragged Tooth Sharks and particularly gestating females which are not feeding and are peaceful.
November to February: Loggerhead and Leatherback Turtles have been coming to Sodwana beaches for hundreds of years. Nesting and laying starts in early November and the hatchlings make their way to the sea at night from early January.
Da Blu Juice offers everything from snorkeling to scuba diving, dive courses, handicapped diving, surf safaris, team building and internship programmes. Da Blu Juice are also affiliated with accredited Dive Institutions and offer all dive courses from Discover Scuba Diving up to and including Divemaster courses. They also offer a professional Divemaster Internship Programme. Accommodation is provided in this exciting 3-6 month programme where you’ll be soaking up the exhilarating, yet chilled ambience of living and working within the diving fraternity.
For those who would prefer other activities besides diving, Da Blu Juice offers snorkeling excursions. This awesome trip is designed for non-divers who would like to enjoy our pristine coral reefs and spectacular marine life. The trips take you up the Sodwana coastline and then snorkel off the boat. Safety and fun are of great importance, with the aim of making this a delightful experience for old and young alike. The cost is only R200 per person including fins and masks too. This trip takes between 1 – 1.5 hours.
In addition, Da Blu Juice also offer an Extended Open Ocean Experience where guests can go further up the coast to the stunning 9 Mile Reef. This trip takes 2 hours and costs R300 per person, including fins and masks.
For those interested in diving, the price list is as follows:
Single Dives: R300 pp (increases for increased distance)
5 Dive discounted package to 2 mile reef: R1400 pp (within this package, an increase in reef distance will cost an additional amount)
Full Gear Rental: R220 per day
Da Blu Juice also has on offer all ranges of accommodation from upmarket lodges to timeshare units, basic cabins and backpacker style accommodation.