Sodwana Bay News

As winter settles into South Africa and scuba diving in Sodwana Bay gets a little chilly a magical migration starts to happen and word starts to spread "the sardines are here!" Likened to the mighty wildebeest migration of the Serengeti the Sardine Run has been called the greatest shoal on earth and for good reason.  Most scuba divers list it as a bucket list experience because on a good day you could witness literally anything from sharks, gamefish, marine mammals and birds in a feeding orgy.  
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handling dive gear during Covid-19

We simply cannot wait for you to join us diving in Sodwana Bay again and we understand that you will have concerns of safety during and after Covid-19.  Our guidelines will be constantly updated as we receive new information on operating regulations within our industry.   We are sure that you are all very well practiced at social distancing, hand sanitizing, wearing masks and having your temperature recorded and most of our divers will have done just that when arriving at Triton Dive Lodge.   If you are not staying at Triton but are still diving with us don't worry we have a checkpoint at our gazebo for your safety.
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Obviously as a dive lodge and scuba diving charter here in Sodwana Bay we will be taking all necessary precautions to ensure that our diving clients stay safe both above and underwater.   Apart from everyone's new covid protocol which include social distancing, wearing masks if you have to interact with anyone and following basic good hygiene rules of handwashing, we have put together a list to help you protect yourself and to minimize your risk for exposure.
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In January 2020 we had the privilege of assisting Discover Televisions filmcrew producing a show for none other than shark week!  The shows name is Extinct or Alive, shown on Animal Planet and the team of divers are headed up by wildlife biologist and animal tracker Forrest Galante.
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Sodwana Bay is said to be South Africa’s premier dive destination and one of the top ten dive sites in the world.  We would say it is the best on this planet but we are biased! What makes Sodwana Bay special? Sodwana has undoubtedly the best coral reefs in South Africa, These reefs are of the most southerly coral reefs in the world and are fed by warm water sweeping South by the mighty Algulhas Current. 
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The latest Living Planet Report produced by WWF International in collaboration with the Zoological Society of London, the Water Footprint Network and the Global Footprint Network makes sobering reading. The number of wild mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish on our planet has fallen by half over the last 40 years. This means that the state of the world’s biodiversity is worse than ever. 
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