Scuba Diving in Marico Oog, Green Kalahari, North-West South Africa

Depth :
Over 20m/65ft
North West is a province in the northern part of South Africa, on the Botswana border and fringed by Kalahari desert to the west, Gauteng province to the east and Free State to the South. Home to the Sun City, it attracts both locals and tourists all year round and has a great deal to offer. It is peaceful and offers a sunny climate all year through, making for a most rewarding holiday experience.

Within some kilometers away from Groot Marico, there is a body of crystal clear water, with floating lillies, a fresh water-bed of wide-leafed plants, making up for the magical Marico Oog. Marico Oog is the best inland diving spot in South Africa. Diving here is more scenic and mostly used for advanced training or night dives by most Gauteng dive centers. There are no air fills possibilities on the spot, therefore requiring divers to carry their own compressors or cylinders.

Marico Oog depth drops at 16 m/52 ft and offers a visibility rate of more than 20 m/65 ft long. Formed by a natural spring, water temperatures here range between 18-24°C/ 64.4-75.2°F. The base of the pool is characterized by plant life and inhibited by divers fish species, like the bass, kurper and in some cases the fresh water eels. Advance booking is necessary and always remember to carry your diving gear.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Lanseria
185 km/ 115 miles 2 Hours 48 Minutes
Head southeast toward Middel, and turn right at View Rd. Take the right onto R512 and continue to follow R512. Turn left onto R104 and then take the 1st left onto N4. Turn right onto President St and continue to take R49. Turn right onto Joubert St and onto Zeerust.
Lanseria International Airport,
214km/133 miles


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