Dive Sites – Western Seaboard

Vulcan Rock

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…

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The Steps

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…

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The Oakburn (1906)

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…

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The Maori (1909)

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…

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The Boss 400

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.…

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The Antipolis (1977)

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…

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Stonehenge

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&nbsp Deep Diver Certification Level Entry Level The…

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Katzu Maru and Aster

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…

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Justin’s Caves

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…

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Het Huis te Kraaienstjin

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…

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