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New Book by Tim Rock and Jean-Pierre Botha: Diving & Snorkeling Guide to South Africa and Mozambique
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, January 24, 2022 @ 06:30 AM (EST)

Tim Rock and Jean-Pierre Botha have announced a new book, Diving & Snorkeling Guide to South Africa and Mozambique. The volume is part of a series of guide books about dive and snorkel spots around the world, including Hawaii, Raja Ampat and Northeast Indonesia, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, Palau and Yap, Bali, and Truk Lagoon, Pohnpei and Kosrae.

Featuring 200 full-color images, the book describes dive sites in detail and includes both practical information and dive tips. Both print and electronic forms of the book are available.

See the press release below for more details.


Diving & Snorkeling Guide to SOUTH AFRICA and MOZAMBIQUE

by Tim Rock and Jean-Pierre Botha

Internationally published author TIM ROCK has made numerous diving and photographic trips to lush South Africa and its northern neighbor, Mozambique. As nations begin to open up after COVID, Rock and co-author and Gansbaai, South Africa, resident JEAN-PIERRE BOTHA have created a new book about diving and snorkeling there. From the amazing Cape Kelp forests to the tropical whale shark grounds around Inhambane, the pair bring a look at some amazing diving and snorkeling.

Nature blessed the continent of Africa both with incredible natural resources and an amazing wealth of animal life. This is especially true of South Africa, where its superb national parks and noteworthy game management plans have put it in the forefront of world travel destinations. Few visitors realize that South Africa’s treasures extend beyond the land into its diverse ocean realm. This is where "My Octopus Teacher" was filmed and shark life from both countries appear regularly during Shark Week. Mozambique is also where the Marine Megafauna Foundation was formed.

Botha is one of the pioneers in great white shark cage diving and currently leads expeditions all over southern Africa. To write this, the authors initially embarked on a scuba safari that would take them 1900 miles (3,000+ km) up South Africa’s eastern coast into Mozambique. On the way they would experience cold water diving around the Cape, where kelp forests swayed in the currents, pass through temperate waters rich with diverse marine life, and finally finish in the luxuriant tropical reefs off south-central Mozambique. You can snorkel with whale sharks, dive with pelagic mantas and observe amazing safari wildlife in a week's time or less! This huge stretch of African coast is amazing.

Over the years the authors have returned to many spots on this route. Here are their latest findings of the rich marine life in this fantastic dive destination.


  • Site descriptions
  • Approximate Depths
  • Dive Tips
  • Practicalities
  • Reefs/Dropoffs/Wrecks

See over 200 amazing full color images of underwater reefs and creatures, safari life and scenic coastal photos. Get it here:



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