Pristine coral reefs voted in the top 10 in the world, thousands of fish species, big blue shark encounters, dolphins, whales, turtles, shipwrecks, cities, game parks, golden beaches, cultural and adrenaline-packed adventures and warm hospitality all add up to a scuba diving holiday unrivalled anywhere in the world. The Dive Durban and KwaZulu-Natal expedition set out to explore and profile the east coast’s marine diversity and to shine a light on the tourism opportunities in this unique part of the planet. Organised under the banner of Durban Green Corridors, in partnership with the eThekwini Municipality, the expedition team consisted of five divers – one experienced local diver, two development divers and two international volunteer divers, one from Reunion and one from Switzerland. The team was specially compiled to provide a wide range of skills, opinions and observations, bringing “fresh eyes” and “old hands” together. From Shelly Beach in the south to Kosi Bay in the north, the team travelled around 1 300km, did 20 dives in six different locations and experienced 16 different accommodation options in 21 days. While it was impossible to experience each and every option, the aim of the expedition was to cover as many bases as possible to give a broad overview, so scuba divers can custom-make their own itinerary. The month of July was chosen specifically to take advantage of the province’s balmy winter weather and its unique ocean experiences, namely the annual Sardine Run, known as The Greatest Shoal on Earth, and the Raggie (Ragged Tooth) Shark breeding season. This site gives you an overview of the diving, accommodation and activities as experienced and reviewed by the Dive Durban team.