What do you think about Cape Town diving?
Cape Town Diving
Scuba diving in Cape Town is challenging due to the water temperature and occasionally visibility. The kelp forest, the marine life and the the wrecks make up for it though. battling the elements will definitely be worth the fight.
In false bay there are many different dive sites to dive some shore dives and some boat dives. Dive sites such as
- A Frame(shore entry) here you can see things like soft sponge, cold water coral gullie, shy sharks and dogfish. the max depth here is 15m
- Windmill beach (shore entry) here there is kelp forest, nudibranches, dogfish and pajama sharks. The max depth here is 8m
- Pyramid Rock (Shore or boat dive)warm False Bay waters provide for schools of fish, cow sharks and lots of vibrant coloured invertebrates. Maximum depth 12 meters
- AS Pietermaritzburg ( 1994 – HMS Pelorus )The wreck is still lying straight up fully intact.shore diving
Cape Town has a lot of dive sites where you have to enter by shore like we are thought when doing our padi open water course. The shore entry can be either going in from the beach or going in from boulders around the dive site.This is great for people who gets sea sick on boats because they can still get the changes to go out and enjoy dives and see amazing marine life without having to worry about sea sickness diving
There is also boat dive in Cape Town where you go further out to sea.The boat dive go out for shark cage diving, seal diving and wreck dives.