Cape Town Diving

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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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:  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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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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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’m not sure whether this has anything to do with their close resemblance to our beloved bulldog Bella, or whether it’s because they are so ugly, they’re cute… The Rocksucker (Chorisochismus dentex) is the largest of its […]

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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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Real Divers:  Jaco van Deventer

Real Divers: Jaco van Deventer

Real Divers features the divers we’ve encountered over the years – people just like you, who have decided to venture into the exciting underwater world of scuba diving.  Here’s a glimpse into why they learned to scuba dive and what makes scuba diving so special to them. Jaco van Deventer is this week’s Real Diver.  […]

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