Diving in Namibia

Namibia gets its name from the Namib Desert, which is one of the world’s oldest desert and is almost 80 million years old. The most ancient desert on the planet is not the only thing that attracts tourists from all around the world; it is also home to Dragon’s Breath Cave, the largest underwater lake was discovered and can only be explored by professionals due to its treacherous topography.

Namibia has a very long coastline that stretches for over 1,570 kilometers (975.6 miles); the coastline goes from the Orange River on the border with South Africa, to the Kunene River at its northern junction with Angola. Due to the wild waters of the Atlantic and cold water temperatures that range from 8 to 18 ºC (46.4 to 64.4 ºF), most diving gets done inland. You’ll be amazed by the many caves you will find, filled with different species that inhabit them. You’ll also find many various sinkholes that have been classified as Type III dive sites and require Pre-dive training.

This data is provided from the logbook information in the MySSI app

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