Oceans Africa – Our Story!
Oceans Africa was a passion project started in 2002 by Graeme Grant. The company now represents a collaboration between dive centers, boat charters, whale watching operators, dive instructors and guides. With partners and associates in all the main coastal centers of South Africa. A tour with Oceans Africa puts you in touch with the right people in the right places!
Graeme has worked in marine tourism since 1995 as a dive guide and skipper in the whale watching and diving industry in South Africa, Mozambique, Egypt, Zanzibar and the UAE.
Graeme knows the South African industry from the inside having worked as a skipper and dive guide in all the main coastal regions from KwaZulu Natal to Cape Town.
In 2002 Graeme worked on Protea Banks for several years where he helped to develop the techniques and protocols necessary to conduct baited dives on Protea Banks. “My initial reservations about baited shark dives and the possible negative impacts of shark baiting faded rapidly as realised how powerful these experiences were for our clients. I am now convinced that increased public awareness through shark tourism is the only hope these animals have of achieving any form of protective status”.
In 2012 Graeme ran a pilot program to establish feasibility and create a business plan for conducting boat-based marine tours from Mdumbi on the Wildcoast, a community based project that will hopefully see the area reach its full potential as one of the top marine tour destinations in South Africa.
Graeme is currently based in Cape Town, working as a skipper and dive guide on our boat ‘Sea Otter’ and handling scuba diving and whale watching tours for Oceans Africa in the area.
” Graeme has proved to be really a great professional, with his organization, kindness, knowledge and experience on the spot. He accompanied us from the arrival in Cape Town, on the Great White experience, in the water with the Cow Sharks, on the tours, from the Penguins of Boulders Beach to the very top of Table Mountain… Graeme is there!!! ” Luca Pelezzari Elite Diving Agency.
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