Gordon’s Bay

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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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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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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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:  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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This Weekend’s Dive Report – 8 & 9 November 2014

This Weekend’s Dive Report – 8 & 9 November 2014

On Saturday we did two launches from Harbour Island in Gordon’s Bay, the first to Steenbras River Mouth just round the corner from Gordon’s Bay and the second at Pinnacle, closer to Harbour Island. Just after leaving the harbour we came across a small pod of feeding common dolphin and we stopped to watch them […]

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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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