Gordons Bay Diving

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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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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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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Creature Feature:  Variable Dorids

Creature Feature: Variable Dorids

Variable Dorids are not commonly found and occur only in False Bay to East London. However, there are some dive sites in Gordon’s Bay that are littered with Variable Dorids – so many of them, everywhere. You will also find them at some of the Cape Town dive sites such as Pyramid and Long Beach, but […]

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Dive Site Spotlight:  Stone Dog

Dive Site Spotlight: Stone Dog

Where:  Gordon’s Bay Average Depth: 8 m Maximum Depth: 16 m Entry Type: Boat Dive Site Description: This site gets its name from the very big rock on the cliffs that looks like a dog when seen from a particular angle.  Situated between Pinnacle and Cow and Calf, this site is typical of the dives […]

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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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Gordon’s Bay Dive Site Spotlight: Rocky Bay

Gordon’s Bay Dive Site Spotlight: Rocky Bay

Where:  Gordon’s Bay Average Depth: 12 m Maximum Depth: 18 m Entry Type: Boat Dive Site description: This site gets its name from the small coastal resort on the cliffs above this site. It is quite a long reef, running parallel to the shore. Best dived when the sea is flat as swells hitting the […]

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Dive Site Spotlight:  Blousteen, Gordon’s Bay

Dive Site Spotlight: Blousteen, Gordon’s Bay

Average Depth: 10 m Maximum Depth: 18 m Entry Type: Boat Dive Site description: Blousteen is quite far from Harbour Island in Gordon’s Bay and takes 20 minutes to reach.  It is a really nice, sheltered dive site and as it is relatively shallow, dives are nice and long. It is close to the shore […]

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Weekend Dive Report:  7 November 2015

Weekend Dive Report: 7 November 2015

This weekend we dived Noble Reef and Pinnacle dive sites in Gordon’s Bay. Following the usual weekday conditions of crystal clear, flat, blue water, the NW wind picked up on Friday and visibility dropped. Our first dive at Noble Reef was in a strong NW wind which brought choppy surface conditions and a bit of […]

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