About Da Blu Juice
We are a professional, owner-run dive company that has been operating in Sodwana Bay for nearly 2 decades. We are passionate about the ocean and diving and this is evident in the diving experience our team provides where the emphasis is on fun and enjoyment whilst the strictest safety standards are adhered to. The experienced team ensures that divers are taken to the best dive sites available. We make it our business to satisfy your diving needs and wants. Your gear is looked after from arrival to departure and is washed after every dive, ensuring your experience is hassle free. Da Blu Juice offers everything from snorkelling to scuba diving, dive courses, handicapped diving, surf safaris, team building and internship programmes.
About Sodwana Bay
Sodwana Bay is a marine reserve situated in the heart of South Africa’s first World Heritage Site surrounded by Big 5 game parks. It boasts unspoiled beaches, pristine coral reefs and is one of the top 10 dive sites in the world. With Sodwana’s tropical climate, diving can be enjoyed all year round. The warm, blue Indian Ocean is home to the Big 6: Whale Shark, Whale, Dolphin, Shark, Manta Ray and Turtle. Sodwana Bay is surrounded by some of the largest vegetated sand dunes in the world. Lake Sibaya is the largest freshwater spring fed lake in Southern Africa. One can watch the sunrise and dive with the Big 6 in the morning and have sundowners with the Big 5 in the afternoon at one of the surrounding game reserves. The area is home to some of the best private game reserves, Phinda Game reserve, Tembe Elephant Park (that has some of the largest big tuskers left in Africa) and the world famous Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park. The magical surroundings of Sodwana Bay plus additional activities including deep sea fishing, fresh water Tiger fishing, boating, hiking, turtle tours, micro-light flights, quad biking, surfing and freediving makes this an ideal and unique adventure destination.
Throughout the year diving in Sodwana is spectacular. The visibility is good with up to 40m experienced in Summer.
Our Summer months are hot and the water is warm. The average water temperature in Summer is 29 degrees, going up to 32 degrees. Our Winter months are balmy with daytime temperatures around 25 degrees and the water temperature rarely going below 20 degrees.
January to December: You can expect to see Sharks, Dolphins and Whale Sharks in addition to stunning coral and a myriad of vividly coloured fish and other sea creatures.
July to November: Whales are abundant during this period with Humpback Whales migrating to give birth in warmer waters from September to November.
December and January: This is the time to see Ragged Tooth Sharks and particularly gestating females which are not feeding and are peaceful.
November to February: Loggerhead and Leatherback Turtles have been coming to Sodwana beaches for hundreds of years. Nesting and laying starts in early November and the hatchlings make their way to the sea at night from early January.
Diving with Da Blu Juice
We are affiliated with accredited Dive Institutions and offer all dive courses from Discover Scuba Diving up to and including Divemaster courses. We also offer a professional, Divemaster Internship Programme which is a pleasurable, life changing experience. We turn a “gap year” activity into a fun-filled, rewarding career. Accommodation is provided in this exciting 3-6 month programme where you’ll be soaking up the exhilarating, yet chilled ambience of living and working within the diving fraternity.
- Enquire about our dive school rates.
- Enquire about our surf trips.
- Enquire about our snorkel trips for non – divers.
- Enquire about our open ocean excursions.
- Enquire about shark courses.
- Enquire about night dives.
Snorkelling Trips from the Boat
This awesome trip is designed for non-divers who would like to enjoy our pristine coral reefs and spectacular marine life. We take you up the Sodwana coastline and then snorkel off the boat. Safety and fun are our focus making this a delightful experience for old and young alike. The cost is only R200 per person including fins and masks too. This trip takes between 1 – 1.5 hours.
In addition, we also offer an Extended Open Ocean Experience where we go further up the coast to the stunning 9 Mile Reef. This trip takes 2 hours and costs R300 per person, including fins and masks.
We offer all ranges of accommodation from upmarket lodges to timeshare units, basic cabins and backpacker style accommodation.
Da Blu Juice offers all dive courses including the accredited PADI courses – Open Water, Advanced, Rescue and Divemaster courses. We also offer refresher courses, as well as a 3 – 12 month internship programme that includes the basic PADI divemaster course, briefings, mapping of all reefs and other exciting Sodwana extras. http://www.padi.com/
There is also the option of participating in Corporate Team Building courses with us as well as shark courses with the Shark Life Conservation Group. Shark Life is a non-profit marine conservation organisation that aims to increase the level of protection and compassion for sharks. Why not do one of the Shark Life courses and then come and find the sharks with us? http://www.sharklife.co.za/
Cell: +27 (0)82 924 7757