Dive Sites – False Bay

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False Bay offers great 'all year round' diving, although in summer the visibility is sometimes poor due to South Eastern winds. However during winter, visibility reaches up to 25m with an average of about 12m. Water temperatures ranges from 13°C up to 21°C.

Wreck, seal & reef diving is all possible in False Bay. The reefs consist in general of big boulders covered with highly colorful sea fans, sponges,anemones and soft corals. The marine life is abundant, we have over 200 species of nudibranches!

On the reefs, fish like Roman, Hottentot, Dassie & Stump nose are common. In between the rocks & Gullies you'll find Lobster, Octopus, Cuttlefish, many small species of shark like shy sharks, Pyjama sharks, Cat sharks, Gully sharks and the elusive 7 Gill shark are encountered on a regular basis together with other interesting species of sea life.

"Endless" kelp Forrest is waiting to be explored!

A-Frame

The site lies approximately 5km from Simon’s Town on the Cape Point Road and is one of the more popular shore dives and with reason!…

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Batsata Rock

Batsata Rock, sometimes referred to as Smits reef is situated on the southern end of Smitswinkel Bay and is one of the top 5 Cape…

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Boat Rock

A Boat Dive to a large jumble of rocks tending out into the bay, with many overhangs and gullies. A site known for its large…

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Castle Rock

A shore dive within the marine reserve, with prolific sea life, large numbers of fish including Red Roman, Stump nose and Hottentot. The large jumble…

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Outer Castle

This Boat Dive known for it’s encounters with large rays. The dive site has a series of large boulders surrounding a very large boulder which breaks…

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Partridge Point

A fantastic boat dive.  The site consists of a huge boulder surrounded by smaller boulders with a number of beautiful swim throughs and caverns of…

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Pyramid Rock

This site was named after a rock formation with a distinct pyramid shape. This formation drops to water no deeper than 12 meters, making it a…

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Roman Rock

This is a huge rock opposite Simon’s Town and marked by a lighthouse. This site is not often dived and is therefore quite well preserved.…

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SAS Pietermaritzburg (1994)

The SAS Pietermaritzburg, or PMB as she is more commonly called is a favourite dive amongst Cape Town divers. She was originally an Algerine class…

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Smits Reef

A Boat Dive to a huge reef with depth ranging from 8 and 30m. With big boulders, it’s a great place to look for small…

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Smitswinkel Bay

The South African Navy scuttled five wrecks in the early 1970’s to form an artificial reef for the sake of scuba divers, right in the…

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The Clan Stuart (1914)

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,…

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The Lusitania (1911)

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…

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Whittle Rock

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…

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