This article is intended to provide the already qualified scuba diver with information which will help to plan dives in the inland waters of South Africa, whether as a local resident or a visitor. Information is provided without prejudice, and is not guaranteed accurate or complete. Use it at your own risk.
Climate, weather and water conditionsEdit
- See also: Diving in South Africa#Stay safe
The inland dive sites are spread over a large area and include:
- 1 Badgat: — a flooded asbestos mine near Mbombela in Mpumalanga province.
- 2 Bass Lake: — A disused dolomite quarry near Meyerton south of Johannesburg in Gauteng province.
- 3 Blue Rock Quarry — a flooded quarry just off the N2 near Gordon's Bay, Cape Town in the Western Cape. Maximum depth at least 47 m, possibly more. Mostly shallower than 30 m. The quarry is used for water sports including diving and water skiing using an overhead cable system.
- 4 Boesmansgat: — A sinkhole, near Kuruman in the Northern Cape province.
- 5 Marico Oog: — a spring between Rustenburg, Zeerust and Lichtenburg, in North West Province
- 6 Miracle Waters: — a flooded chromium mine near Brits in the North West Province
- 7 Wondergat: — a dolomite sinkhole near Mafikeng in the North West Province