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 South Africa

Africa

South Africa is a well nown place to dive with the great white shark !

Location: Southern Africa, at the southern tip of the continent of Africa.
Geographic coordinates: 29° 0' S, 24° 0' E
Coastline km: 2,798 km km
Climate: Mostly semiarid; subtropical along east coast; sunny days, cool nights
Terrain: Vast interior plateau rimmed by rugged hills and narrow coastal plain
Elevation: highest point: Njesuthi 3,408 m
Natural hazards: Prolonged droughts
Currency: rand (ZAR)
Population: 44,344,136
Languages: IsiZulu 23.8%, IsiXhosa 17.6%, Afrikaans 13.3%, Sepedi 9.4%, English 8.2%, Setswana 8.2%, Sesotho 7.9%, Xitsonga 4.4%, other 7.2% (2001 census)
Capital: Pretoria (note: Cape Town is the legislative center and Bloemfontein the judicial center)
Divisions: 9 provinces; Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North-West, Northern Cape, Western Cape

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Eastern Cape 3 3
Gauteng 2 0
KwaZulu-Natal 27 4
Mpumalanga 1 0
North-West 2 0
Northern Cape 1 0
Western Cape 31 5

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Windvogel Reef
Door Bandit
jun 24, 2012
Boat Dive - We set off at 9:10 this morning for Windvogel and arrived at the dive site 7 minutes later. After kitting up we were divided into 2 groups mine being the explorer group with certified divers. We encountered Pajama sharks, and a number of other spec
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Klein Tafelberg Reef
Door Klipvis
sep 25, 2011
Tafelberg Reef - Great viz, baie koud en surgy.Hele paar nudibrachs en basket starsPaar interressante krappeSuckerfish op bamboes.
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Justins Caves
Door Klipvis
dec 12, 2010
- Duik na werk saam met Jaco Mooi skoon water tot mens deur die caves swem, verander na rooi murkey water. groot skool Hotties Sien vir Brad en Shaun na duik, van Mike Seleck se dae.
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2 Mile Reef
Door DiveDadda
sep 25, 2010
Final Training Dive!!! - Weather was Excellent!! Last training dive for CMAS one star!!! Yay!! Great Dive, great photo's, great weekend. Can't wait to go again.
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2 Mile Reef
Door DiveDadda
sep 24, 2010
2nd Dive - 2nd Dive for the day. Weather was not good at all. Visibility about 10m. Fed the fishes again when waiting for the rest of dive group. Took nice photo's though.
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Trip: Sodwana no. 1
Door DiveDadda
Van sep 24, 2010 tot sep 26, 2010
Our first seawater dive trip. Weather was not bad at all. Lots of roadworks on the way from Pretoria to the Coast. Had a long drive there. Usually the trip would take about 7 hrs max. This took us almost 10 hours!!! Wish the roadworks would finish so
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Trip: Training at Miracle Waters
Door DiveDadda
Van sep 18, 2010 tot sep 18, 2010
Dive Training Boot Camp
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Trip: Cape Town I
Door Steen
Van nov 14, 2009 tot nov 16, 2009

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Trip: OW Qualification
Door nonamebrand
Van okt 8, 2009 tot okt 11, 2009
Qualifying dives for Open Water certification
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