Dive Report – 19.11.2017:  Flat and Awesome!

Dive Report – 19.11.2017: Flat and Awesome!

We launched from Harbour Island in Gordon’s Bay and the water was mirror flat.  We’d had the south easterly wind for a few days, but this had dropped and the water was looking crystal clear as we left the harbour. Dropping on the southern region of Steenbras Deep, the descent down the shot line was […]

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Dive Report:  11.11.2017

Dive Report: 11.11.2017

Following a week of very strong south easters, we had been looking forward to diving in the crystal clear waters that had been beckoning us all week.  Sadly, this was not to be as the wind changed direction on Friday and visibility dropped, becoming patchy by Saturday morning. But so is diving and so is […]

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How to get to the Gordon’s Bay Boat Angling Club

How to get to the Gordon’s Bay Boat Angling Club

When we launch in Gordon’s Bay, we launch at the slipway next to the Gordon’s Bay Boat Angling Club in Harbour Island, Gordon’s Bay. Please note that this is not at the “Old Harbour”, but at the waterfront in Gordon’s Bay where you will find the big Villa Via (soon to be renamed) hotel, Antonio’s […]

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When is the best time to dive in Gordon’s Bay?

When is the best time to dive in Gordon’s Bay?

The best time to dive in Gordon’s Bay is between October and April/May. Gordon’s Bay is located on the eastern side of False Bay and during these months, the south easterly wind blows offshore, causing the surface water to move northwards along the coast, away from Gordon’s Bay.  This movement is then compensated by an upwelling […]

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How Long is an Open Water Scuba Diver Course?

How Long is an Open Water Scuba Diver Course?

This is an interesting question, as much of this depends on you. Part 1: Theory The first part of the course is theory-based and this you do online, at your own pace. How quickly you work through this will determine how long the course eventually takes. The theory could take you a month, it could […]

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From What Age Can Children Learn to Scuba Dive?

From What Age Can Children Learn to Scuba Dive?

We often get asked from what age children are able to learn to scuba dive. We teach internationally recognised SSI scuba diving courses.  With SSI, the age from which children can learn to dive is 10. In order to become qualified scuba divers, all children need to successfully complete the Open Water Diver Course.  This includes […]

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Gordon’s Bay’s Top 10 Nudibranchs

Gordon’s Bay’s Top 10 Nudibranchs

Gordon’s Bay is one of the best places in the world to see nudibranchs.  I kid you not! With the nutrient rich water feeding the plants and organisms that nudibranchs eat and live on, nudibranchs just thrive here in Gordon’s Bay. On most dives you will see at least 10 different species of nudibranch, and many […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Cape Fur Seals

Everything You Need To Know About Cape Fur Seals

Cape Fur Seals are found in False Bay, particularly along the Gordon’s Bay Coastline and Seal Island all year round.  We often see them on our ocean safaris and they are frequent visitors to us on many of our scuba dives. We enjoy observing them – but how much do we really know about them?  […]

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Dive Sites of Gordon’s Bay:  Pinnacle

Dive Sites of Gordon’s Bay: Pinnacle

Pinnacle is one of our favourite dive sites in Gordon’s Bay – fantastic for small critter spotting :D  Bring your camera – and your macro lense!  You will not be disappointed as here, you will find the greatest diversity and numbers of nudibranch out of all the dive sites in Cape Town – come see […]

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What the Muck?  The low down on muck diving…

What the Muck? The low down on muck diving…

What Is “Muck Diving”? Muck diving gets its name from the sediment that lies at the bottom of many dive sites – a frequently silty, muddy or “mucky” environment. Other than muddy sediment, the muck dive substrate may consist of dead coral skeletons, discarded fishing equipment, tyres and other man-made garbage. History of Muck Diving: […]

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