We had a great weekends diving with award winning photographer Geoff Spiby, his wife Lynn, Georgina Jones and friends from Capetown in February 2014.
Despite challenging conditions due to a cyclone in the Mozambique channel Geoff captured some awesome images including schools of slingers, stumpnose bigeyes and snappers on the amazing 6 mile reef. Nudibranchs gallore including a Djibuti Giant that has made bikini reef his home and the green coral tree on 9 mile reef. We were rewarded with dolphins and a whale shark to top the weeks diving on Sodwana Bay's incredible reefs.
We really are lucky enough to live in paradise and dive the most amazing reefs every day. Scuba Diving in Sodwana Bay has never been better we have so many large fish that you do not see anywhere else in the world due to other "marine protected areas" being overfished.
The water temp is presently 28 degrees and has bought excellent viz with it.
This long overdue gallery includes an array of serious hunters, Silvertip Sharks, Twinspot Snappers, Kingfsih, Potato Bass, Long Nosed Emperor and Barred Rubberlips. These are my favourites to see on the reefs. - Enjoy!
So what are you waiting for? The crowds have left and the diving is divine,,,,,,
Rays, turtles, more turtles, sharks,,,,, All the big marine animals have come to play! We have had so many great sightings whilst scuba diving with Triton Dive Lodge in Sodwana Bay in the last few months.
The Humpback and Southern Wright Whales have been migrating past the Bay and we have had several sightings during our dives and a few fortunate snorkelers have had encounters with these amazing creatures too.
The image gallery includes some inquisitive Silver Tip Sharks, Beautiful Mushroom Rock at 7 mile reef amongst others. The water temp has been a chilly 21 degrees but is increasing as we move into Spring and the days are getting warmer with mild evenings by the fire.
Spring Day approcahes, Isn't it time to book for some great scuba diving with Triton?
December was crazy busy in Sodwana Bay and the diving was fantastic. The sea was flat and blue and the viz was amazing day after day. January saw the water temp reaching 28 degrees and we had some amazing sightings.
Ornate ghost pipefish on Roonies, Zambies and Tigers on Gotham and the Raggies put in an appearance on quartermile reef as you can see from Peter's excellent cover shot.
From now until the end of May we would say are the best scuba diving conditions. So if you want to dive in warm, blue and calm seas the head to Triton Dive Lodge and Sodwana Bay.
The images in this gallery were all taken by Peter whilst diving to 110 metres in Jesser Canyon, Sodwana Bay, South Africa. This is the only place in the world where you can dive to see a living coelacanth.
Just a handful of divers have had the privilege to dive on Jesser Canyon and a few have been lucky enough to be rewarded with coelacanth sightings with the help of Peter Timm. During March last year Peter diving with The Alternative Dive Group found and photographed coelacanths on a ten day expedition. The photos were studied by Dr Kerry Sink and a new animal was named and documented. Hopefully this year we can add more individuals to the growing database.
What a busy few months we have had! We have been diving nearly every day and still we can't get enough of what Sodwana Bay and South African diving has to offer. I think we are really spoilt here but take a look at the new gallery and then tell me what you think!
Sightings gave included Juvenile Batfish, Juvenile Thorny Seahorses, Monster Potato Bass, Basket stars galore, Tiger Anenomes, Blood Snappers and just this week we spotted two huge Hammerheads and the first Raggie Tooth Shark for the season.
We have been doing some exploration dives and even found a brand new reef, and yes we named it Triton 69. Its the photos with all the fish and huge Octo Corals!
Spring day has passed and we can feel that summer is on its way. The humpback whales have been migrating past Sodwana Bay for a while now with the new calfs breaching and splashing alongside their mums.
The diving has been a little cold but still great with some awesome dives. Check out our new gallery and see whatyou have been missing.
Well the last few months scuba diving in Sodwana Bay have been fantastic!!!! There have been some great shark sightings including a nurse shark, bull sharks, white tips, silver tips and tigers. The gallery includes a few deep sites, some stunning reef shots and a hawkfish with a miniscule toby dwarfed, hovering above it.
The water is getting cooler and we have had our first humpback whale sightings as they migrate past Sodwana Bay with their calves, it always humbles us to see these magnificent mammals. So if you want to dive or just experience the beauty of Sodwana Bay and a little winter sunshine then make a plan and join us at Triton Dive Lodge.
Phew, I have been so busy leading dives in the past two months that I have barely had time to pick up my camera. This gallery combines March and April's best photos and includes an extremely friendly marble electric ray, a pair of ghost pipefish, Manta rays and geometric morays.
Sodwana Bay has shown us world class conditions and sightings, the calm seas and great viz giving us the opportunity to dive on the further reefs on a daily basis. We have been visiting the deeper reefs and I have included some of the images including a blood snapper and tiger anenomes.
We have manta rays on nearly every dive and are seeing pods of up to 9 mantas at a time!
Come and join Triton Dive Lodge for simply the best diving you can find on your doorstep!