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Thinking about Scuba Diving in Cape Town but not sure where to start?
Scuba Shack Diving is your perfect introduction to Scuba Diving in Cape Town - whatever your level.
Scuba Shack Diving Cape Town is at the Centre of all the Scuba Diving in Cape Town. We have been teaching Scuba Diving Courses and taking out guided dives for over 10 years.
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We pride ourselves on our extensive experience and knowledge of Scuba Diving in Cape Town.
We will be delighted to introduce you to the Marine wildlife, wrecks and unique environments to be found when scuba diving the Southern most tip of Africa. There is a vast choice of spectacular Dive Sites to choose from.
We are friendly, professional and genuinely enthusiastic and passionate about what we do, which makes Scuba Diving in Cape Town, exhilarating, safe and amazing fun. We love scuba diving!
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Scuba diving in Cape Town is all year round. We offer daily, lots of exciting guided scuba diving tours for the locals & visitors to Cape Town. All scuba diving tours will run 7 days a week, as well as Padi diving courses, from beginner to the more advanced. We dive both the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic side.
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We can take you on some awesome guided scuba diving tours. There is a vast range of beautiful dive sites all along the False Bay Coastline we can visit. Our amazing Kelp Forests, reefs and our famous Cow Sharks.
We are very passionate about teaching students PADI scuba diving courses, we all have a wealth of scuba diving experience to pass on, coupled with patience & personal skills, which all make learning to scuba dive fun and adventurous!
So please call us or drop us an email and discuss just what kind of experience you're hoping for? Are you looking to dip your toe into the ocean for the first time? Or aiming to move up the ladder of PADI dive certifications? Did you want to go face to face with sharks or peer through softly waving kelp at the steel bones of long lost ships? Tell us what you're dreaming of and we'll be happy to explain what we can do to make it real for you.
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The underwater enchanted Kelp Forests are where plants grow like tall trees. It is truly a beautiful and serene dive. These forests are home to a large variety of Marine Life, Gully Sharks, Shy sharks, Pajama sharks, Crabs and many species of fish. In between the Kelp Forests are stunning Reefs, with gullies and swim…About this Blog
The plant kingdom is made up of multi-cellular, photosynthetic Eukaryotas. These multi-cellular organisms contain specialized cells that perform different tasks. Algae are some of the simplest aquatic plants, often referred to as seaweed in the marine environment. Marine algae are abundant throughout the ocean and can either float freely or cling to substrate such as…About this Blog
Animals that lack backbones are known as invertebrates. Over 98% of species on earth are invertebrates that rely on other strategies for support such as hydrostatic pressure, exoskeletons, and in some, even glass spicules. Some invertebrate phylum’s have only one species while others like Arthropoda include more than 800,000 species. The most common marine invertebrates…About this Blog
Vertebrates Vertebrata are among the most structurally complex organisms. Marine vertebrates, classified under the phylum Chordate and class vertebrata, are among the most structurally complex organisms. The seven main classes in Vertebrata are: Agnatha, Chondrichthyes (“Chondree-ICK-thees”), Osteichtheyes (“Ostee-ICK-thees”), Amphibian, Reptilian, Aves, and Mammalia. The first three classes in Vertebrata are all a form of fish. In class Agnatha…About this Blog
Located south-west of Hout Bay off the Karbonkelberg, where the blinder can be seen from the see. The site consists of a large pinnacle that rises to about 5m below the surface, and is covered in colourful marine growth. There is also a large tunnel running through the bottom of the rock. The site is…About this Blog
A great multi level dive on a reef true to it’s name. On top of the reef the depth is only about 8m and is covered with dense marine life . As you swim away from the middle of the reef you encounter a couple of drops (steps). The marine life is extremely colourful and the rock…About this Blog
On 21 May 1906, the Oakburn, a 3865 ton British Steamer, hit the rocks of Maori Bay during thick fog. She was on a voyage from New York to Sydney carrying a cargo of railway equipment, sewing machines, musical instruments, glassware, oil and paper. The wreck is partly broken up, but there are still sections…About this Blog
This 5317 ton steamship sank on 5 August 1909, with a cargo of crockery and water piping. It was on it’s way from London to New Zealand, when it sank after striking a rock in thick fog. When Jacques Cousteau visited the site, he declared it the most preserved wreck of it’s time. Unfortunately, over the…About this Blog
The Boss 400 is a very popular wreck dive and is known to be South Africa’s largest Wreck, hence the name. This Boat Dive takes you to what was once the largest floating cranes in Africa. As it was being towed during a storm, the tow line broke and she helplessly drifted onto the rocks.…About this Blog
Located on the rocks off Victoria Road near Oudekraal with various entry and exit points from the rocks near the White House. The Antipolis was a large 25000 ton Greek oil tanker wrecked in July 1977 (The Romelia incident). She was on her way to be scrapped and is now lying largely broken up on the…About this Blog
A multi level Boat dive to a reef with lot’s of life on it. There is a large kelp forest and colourful soft corals, found especially in the shallower parts. This site is often visited by seals and dolphins. Dive BoatDive Included Dive ShoreDive Excluded Depth 25 m  Deep Diver Certification Level Entry LevelAbout this Blog
The Katzmaru, an Asian trawler which sank in 1970,s and lies upside down in the shimmering waters off Hout Bay. She can be reached via a short boat ride. Today she is broken up and her remains are covered in beautiful corals. Here you will also find a spectacular display of marine life. Due to…About this Blog
An exciting and colourful shore dive, with many swim throughs and overhangs. This dive site is an interesting one and consists of various large boulders which are stacked to create a number of small cave-like features, overhangs and tunnels. Depths here range from about 5 meters to about 18 meters, making it a shallow to moderate…About this Blog
The Het Huis Te Kraaienstein is known as South Africa’s oldest wreck. Best visited by boat, this old wooden hullen ship sank in 1670 after running aground in Oudekraal. Today she is broken up and her remains scattered over a wide area on the sandy seabed. It takes a good look between the kelp, to discover…About this Blog
As the name implies, this site has abundance in cape fur seals. An easy boat dive, in shallow waters, to the rocks outside Houtbay. A thrilling dive that allows you to get up close and personal with the seals as they torpedo around you. Here you will find a beautiful surfacing rock formations dropping to water no…About this Blog
Coral Gardens is located near Hottentotshuisie Bay in the Oudekraal Reserve. When the conditions are good this is a spectacular dive site, but the site is very exposed so beware of strong currents. A variety of hard and soft coral, urchins and anemones form a brightly coloured underwater garden and makes this one of the…About this Blog
The Atlantic ocean offers great diving, with visibility often exceeding 15-20m and is mainly dived in summer due to the weather conditions. On a typical Atlantic dive you’ll see kelp forests, seals and colourful soft corals. Often dolphins visit the dive sites and if you’re lucky, you will encounter the mysterious sunfish. Water temperatures are…About this Blog
Whittle Rock is situated in False Bay, approximately 9km from Miller’s Point and 17km from Kalk Bay Harbor. The site is marked with a metal buoy. The rock covers a large area and comes within 3m of the surface. The conditions are usually fairly good and a surge can be expected only when there is…About this Blog
The wreck of the Lusitania is situated on the eastern side of Bellows Rock which breaks approximately 4km off Cape Point. The closest launch site is Miller’s Point. This is a deep dive with a strong surge near the surface, and only suitable for very experienced divers. The wreck lies in a very exposed area…About this Blog
The 3500 ton Clan Stuart, a British turret steamer, sank during a storm in November 1914. The wreck is close to shore and easily accessible, approximately 4km from the Fish Hoek traffic circle on the Simon’s Town Road. This is a restricted area and permission to dive this wreck must be obtained from the Naval…About this Blog