Our Rocktail Bay Diving Adventure at Maputaland Marine Reserve – March 2019

rocktail bay

Nestled between Mozambique and Sodwana Bay is a place with warm clear watersdolphins at rocktail bay while diving and endless dunes with beautiful sunrises and rich aquatic life. Rocktail Bay was always an international scuba paradise hotspot and is renowned for its sea life especially their vital turtle nesting sanctuaries. You can also expect to see dolphins, whales and large shoals of fish. It’s truly worth the visit!


After years of hoping, planning and negotiating, we finally got the opportunity to go on a diving trip to this wondrous place in March 2018.

Our camp was situated at Manzengwenya, Island Rock; inside the Maputaland Coastal Forest Reserve, which is in the northern section of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, approximately 1 hour north from Sodwana Bay. Diving in this area is PRISTINE and UNSPOILT as the area is remote and very well protected and controlled. Our diving took place in the Maputaland Marine Reserve, the area is world renowned for its turtles.

Now it’s important to note that this venue is extremely exclusive and is always fully booked by international divers, so finding a gap is nearly impossible. But with a new camp that just opened named Gugulesizwe camp, we had a chance. 

Gugulesizwe Camp is situated in a private location in the middle of the bush with no one else in sight. The camp is exclusive and only allows groups of 18 per booking. It was truly an amazing experience, Rocktail Bay is like Sodwana Bay but on steroids!

If you would like to join us on our next adventure to Rocktail Bay go have a look at our next expedition here: https://urbandive.co.za/product/rocktail-bay-28th-sept-02nd-oct-2019-depart-2nd/

Scuba Divers at Rocktail bay

One of our guests to Rocktail Bay made this awesome video of the whole diving trip, have a look at it here!


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