This event draws talented photographers from around the world to test their skills documenting iSimangaliso’s natural splendour.
iSimangaliso Wetland Park presents the Sodwana Bay Festival, powered by SUBMERGE Magazine and Nauticam. Hosted in Sodwana Bay annually, this event is for divers and non-divers alike.
With a photographic competition, a music festival, kids’ club, quizzes and games, micro-seminars, community drive and much more, there is something for everyone.
The Sodwana Bay Festival will feature a photographic competition for any diver with any type of underwater camera setup, and for those who prefer to take their shot on dry land, there are categories to enter too. With the stunning reefs and dramatic landscapes of iSimangaliso Wetland Park serving as the backdrop for these images, we encourage both divers and non-divers alike to participate in this idyllically set competition.
End off each day with bands, music, themed evenings as well as games and quizzes.
This event will not only have a big vibe but also a big heart. With a major incentive to give back to the local community, we aim to provide basic skills training in swimming, first aid and discover scuba courses, teaching the value of our underwater world and why it is essential to conserve our oceans.
Micro-Seminars – Learn Something New
With micro-seminars hosted by topic professionals, not only will festival-goers be entertained, but could walk away with photo editing skills, a business tip or even the five best ways to tie your sarong.
With a full-day programme including face painting, sand castle competitions, eco-tours, Discover Rock Pools walking tours, movies and more, the children will have a holiday that they will never forget.