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!
In February Triton had the privilege of hosting and diving with top (award winning) South African photographer Geoff Spiby, his wife Lynne and Georgina Jones, an invertebrate expert and passionate Cape-Town based diver.
Again an awesome months diving with some amazing sightings.
The water is 27-28 degrees and the viz has been outstanding!! Sightings have included many many turtles, whales sharks, dolphins, nudis galore,,,, Every dive in Sodwana shows us something new and exciting. Check out the male cardinal fish which has a mouthfull of eggs that it incubates until the babies are ready to hatch and swim free!!! Amazing hey?
So what are you waiting for? Our DMs are waiting to show you why Sodwana Bay is in a class of its own and why Triton Dive Lodge rules!!!