A few days relaxing on the beach after a safari, with its early starts, is an ideal combination and both southern and eastern Africa have a number of superb diving locations for you to experience. The Zanzibari Island off the coast of Tanzania and Mozambique links well with Botswana. If you want to venture further afield – the Seychelles offer some exclusive beach properties such as North Island.
Many beach lodges have PADI accredited dive operations on-site or within a short drive, where divers of all levels of qualification are catered for, from the novice diver to a Dive Master. Resort courses are usually offered, to give you a ‘taster’ of what diving is all about, starting in the pool before moving onto a closely supervised (often one-to-one) open water dive.
For those who want to peer into this amazing underwater world, snorkelling is the first step.
We would highly recommend Azura Benguerra in Mozambique and Fundu Lagoon on Pemba .