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Scuba Diving and Marine Conservation

Scuba Diving Holiday, Marine Conservation Volunteering and PADI Divemaster Internship in South Africa

Welcome to our little piece of paradise and one of South Africa's best-kept secrets, Sodwana Bay.

Join us for the adventure of a lifetime, and get hooked on the laid-back, 'good vibes', beach town of Sodwana Bay.

Our programs are about incredible diving, great adventures, and good vibes.

Kick back and give back with our Marine Conservation Volunteer Vacation or take your first steps in becoming a professional diver with our PADI Diving Internship.

Marine conservation volunteer scuba diving with a sea turtle

2-12 weeks

Get immersed in the local culture, feel at one with nature and help with marine conservation efforts by collecting photographic data while experiencing world-class diving.


€ 2300 (14 nights)

PADI pro scuba diving instructor in the ocean

4-16 weeks

Take your first steps in becoming a PADI Dive Professional. Learn everything you need to be a Divemaster while also learning about the marine environment and conservation.


Price on request


Meet other young adventure seekers

Everyone that joins Deep Blue is between 18 and 36 years and most are solo travelers! This makes our programs the best place to meet some awesome new people!

Extra excursions included

We want you to have the best time possible!

That's why we've included weekly trips and traditional 'braais' (barbeque) into our packages.

Have a braai at the amazing Lake Sibaya while watching hippos, enjoy sundowners at a local viewpoint, and more - all on us!

Marine conservation volunteers watching a south african sunset
Scuba diving photo of schools of fish swimming above reef

Experience a world you could only dream of

Sodwana Bay has one of the most incredible reef complexes in the world! Diving in the warm Indian Ocean and being submerged amongst the marine life is an experience all on its own!

Expert local guides

Marius and Jo are Sodwana locals and know all the best spots! They started Deep Blue so they could share this piece of paradise with as many people as possible and make sure everyone that joins has the best trip possible!

Scuba diving volunteers enjoying a sunset in south africa
Scuba diving marine conservation volunteer

"Booked for 2 weeks and stayed for 2 months. Honestly, joining this program was the best decision i’ve ever made! Diving there was magical. So many sites and so many beautiful corals and colours. Every dive had something different to offer and by the time i left i had learned so much about the ocean and about the reefs. The people there became my family and sodwana bay became my home. We visited the most beautiful sites, watched breathtaking sunsets, ate the tastiest foods and met so many amazing people i will forever love and treasure. I’m so glad i decided to take this trip, it opened so many new opportunities and helped me gain new perspectives in life. 2 months were absolutely not enough, as every day i wished i could’ve stayed just a little bit longer. Leaving this place was heartbreaking but im super glad I get to go back soon. This program and experience can not be topped by anything else i’ve ever tried and i feel very sad for those who will never get to experience living life for what it is in the most homelike little town."

—  Kat, Greece

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(+27) 71 353 2328 - Joanne Dilnot

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