A woman died while scuba diving at Blood Reef near Durban on Friday, the National Sea Rescue Institute said.
Spokesperson Craig Lambinon said the 50-year-old woman was participating in a charter dive when she went missing around 10am. She was found several minutes later.
"The body was brought to the surface... and brought to our sea rescue base in Durban where the body was confirmed to be deceased by paramedics."
An autopsy would be conducted to determine the cause of her death.