Best diving in Africa & the Middle East

From Egypt to South Africa, the African continent is all about pure adventure. The Red Sea is still one of the best places you can dive in the world, while Eastern Africa is slowly making a name for itself on the scuba diving scene with destinations such as Mozambique, Tanzania or Madagascar.

You can find my personal favourites with the ♥ symbol!

Want to visualise these incredible scuba diving destination on a map? Check my World Dive Map!

Special note: destinations promoting unethical activities such as feeding and baiting have been excluded from this list.

Best diving in the Middle East & the Red Sea

  • Best diving in Egypt
    • Sharm-el-Sheikh
    • Dahab ♥
    • Marsa Alam
  • Best diving in Jordan
    • Aqaba
    • Dead Sea
  • Best diving in Turkey

Best diving in Africa & the Indian Ocean

  • Best diving in Cape Verde
    • Sal Island
  • Best diving in Senegal
    • Gorée Island
  • Best diving in South Africa
    • Sardine Run
    • Aliwal Shoal
  • Best diving in Mozambique
    • Tofo Beach
  • Best diving in Tanzania
    • Zanzibar Island
  • Best diving in Malawi
    • Nkhata Bay, Lake Malawi
  • Best diving in Madagascar
    • Nosy Be


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