Tidal Tao – Enjoy fun snorkelling adventures and safaris in Salt Rock and Ballito

Tidal Tao

Tidal Tao, in Salt Rock and Ballito, is a great a choice for those looking to indulge in snorkelling and the ocean. The KwaZulu Natal shoreline is known for its fantastic beaches, coral reefs and a dazzling array of marine life – and a snorkelling safari is a great way to explore this rich treasure trove.

Indeed, the coastline around Salt Rock & Ballito offers amazing snorkelling experiences with over 150 species of reef fish and other animals. They do have a range of carefully chosen safe and fun snorkelling spots – often waist deep, that you will find ideal for the entire family.

All trips and safaris happen in small groups – ensuring you get personal attention from their professional guides and to ensure social distancing.

Tidal Tao activities

Tidal Tao offers many exciting Snorkelling and Ocean Activities in Ballito & Salt Rock adventures. The 2-hour Discover Snorkelling Safari is one of their popular activities for a reason.

Also try their various other equally exciting adventures – Explorer Snorkelling Safari; Rocky Shore Walks & Night Walks; Night Snorkeling Safaris; Walks & Marine Biology Study Trips and Whale & Dolphin Viewing – The Tidal Trail.

It’s not just business, Tidal Tao is also involved in various conservation projects around the KwaZulu Natal shoreline –  from Ballito in the South up to Christmas Bay in the north. They also busy themselves with The Pride Of Our Oceans project an entry level environmental education programme.

Make an online booking HERE. Read more about Tidal Tao HERE.

Reviews from previous Tidal Tao patrons

“Amazing experience. The number of fish and marine life was impressive. The diving experience deserves 5 stars,” wrote Louis H on their TripAdvisor page.

Laura added; “Very enthusiastic and informative. We learned a lot about marine life, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The equipment was clean. We felt safe.”

Tidal Tao is located in Ballito, KwaZulu Natal. For bookings, call +27 (0) 79 307 0608; email snorkel@tidaltao.com or visit them online at www.tidaltao.com today. Follow them on Facebook HERE and on Instagram HERE.


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