At Tidal Tao, we are dilly, silly and plain old passionate about the ocean and our neighborhood of Salt Rock, near Ballito, on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. This is possibly some of the best snorkeling expediences South Africa has to offer, year round warm water, incredible fish and marine life, all in shallow, safe, protected areas.
The coastline, known as the Dolphin Coast (just north of Durban) between Ballito and Sheffield Beach, offers a surprising underwater wonderland. The coastline here is a wilderness, a wilderness that rivals any big game reserve or national park in it's size and diversity of animal species, we see whales on ancient migrations pass our way each winter, dolphins playing in the surf, we have recorded over 150 species of fish in water less than waist deep, over 15 nudibranchs not yet known to science, some of the southern most shallow water corals in the world. It's a special place and worth protecting. We estimate that you see about 5% of what is actually in the water, stick your head under with a mask and snorkel and an entirely new world is suddenly opened up to you. And that is our mission, to just get people in the water, exposed to the amazing variety of life in our oceans in the hope that you will be as amazed and appreciative of this natural beauty as we are.
We really hope you join us on a snorkeling trip and you can see first hand what we get so excited about. Find our more about our snorkeling trips here
If you can swim, then we can teach you to snorkel. If you're wondering what to do in Ballito or looking for things to do in Salt Rock, then a snorkel with Tidal Tao is a must. Fun and safe for the entire family. We have 5 star ratings on Trip Advisor, safe, reliable and focus on small groups with personal attention. We hope you join us and see for yourself what we get so excited about
Here are some great ideas for other activities and things to do around Ballito when visiting the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Or if you need some information on things to do with kids, Ballito's beaches and eating out in Ballito have a look at some more great ideas of things to do in Ballito and Salt Rock,
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