Cape Town Diving

What type of wetsuit should I wear when diving in Cape Town?

What type of wetsuit should I wear when diving in Cape Town?

Dress for your conditions and your sensitivity to cold… During our “winter” diving months (May/June to September ), the water temperature tends to range between 12C and 14C and during our summer months (October to April), temperatures usually range between 14C and 20C.  There can be the odd spike when colder water comes into False […]

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Creature Feature:  The Grumpy Rocksucker

Creature Feature: The Grumpy Rocksucker

Well-camouflaged and always grumpy looking, the Rocksucker is one of our favourite fish. They are such characters!  I think it’s because they are so ugly, they’re cute (and, of course, because they remind me of Bella)… The Rocksucker (Chorisochismus dentex) is the largest of its family and we find them at most of our shallower dive sites […]

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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 😀  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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Dive Site Spotlight:  Cow and Calf, Gordon’s Bay

Dive Site Spotlight: Cow and Calf, Gordon’s Bay

Where:  Gordon’s Bay Average Depth: 8 m Maximum Depth: 16 m Entry Type: Boat Dive Site Description: When viewed from the coastal road above, especially at low tide, the two large pinnacles that form the main section of this reef resemble a mother whale (cow) and its calf – giving the site its name “Cow […]

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2015 International Coastal Clean Up – Gordon’s Bay

2015 International Coastal Clean Up – Gordon’s Bay

19th September is International Coastal Clean Up Day and the Old Mutual Sub Aqua Club (OMSAC) chose Harbour Island in Gordon’s Bay as their “clean-up” location this year. Despite heavy winds, 20-odd divers braved the cold water and poor visibility to clear the areas beneath the moorings of Harbour Island of rubbish.  Indigo Scuba Gordon’s Bay […]

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Dive Site Spotlight:  Drop Zone

Dive Site Spotlight: Drop Zone

We discovered Drop Zone last year.  It was at a time when the swells were hitting the Gordon’s Bay coastline head on, causing the shallower dives to be too surgy to dive. There had been some reefs we’d wanted to explore further from the coastline, so we took the opportunity to take the boat further […]

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Real Divers:  Jannie Dyason

Real Divers: Jannie Dyason

Jannie Dyason is one of our diving friends from Cape Town. Here is his story… What level diver are you? Advanced How old were you when you first qualified as a Scuba Diver? 31 Why did you learn to scuba dive? I always snorkeled in the rock pools at our beach house as a kid, […]

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Real Divers:  Georgina Jones

Real Divers: Georgina Jones

This week’s Real Diver Georgina Jones is passionate about exploring the underwater world and getting to know the creatures that can be found there.

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7 little changes that make a big difference to scuba divers

7 little changes that make a big difference to scuba divers

Tried and tested over the years, these 7 little changes will make a big difference to your scuba diving experiences: Weighting: Are you overweighted?  Some divers are far too over-weighted and don’t even realise! Ask your local dive school / dive operator / an instructor or DM to help you work out your correct weighting.  […]

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Marine life of Gordons’ Bay:  Inkspot Nudibranch

Marine life of Gordons’ Bay: Inkspot Nudibranch

  One of the most beautiful nudibranchs in Gordon’s Bay is the Inkspot Nudi.  There are a lot of them around and they make great subjects for underwater photographers too 😀

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