Marine Life

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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15 Facts About False Bay’s Common Dolphins

15 Facts About False Bay’s Common Dolphins

Common dolphins can be found in False Bay all year round and are often seen on our dives and boat charters between January and July when they follow schools of their favourite food – small fish such as anchovies and mackrel. Here’s some interesting facts about common dolphins that you might not have known… There […]

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20 Fascinating Facts about Bryde’s Whales

20 Fascinating Facts about Bryde’s Whales

We often see Bryde’s whales on our way out to dive sites such as Steenbras Deep, Drop Zone and Blousteen. They can be spotted moving quite swiftly through the water. Last year there were so many about, we literally had to dodge them on our way to and from the dive sites. The correct pronunciation […]

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15 Amazing Facts About Ribbon Eels!

15 Amazing Facts About Ribbon Eels!

You might have seen these beautiful creatures whilst diving the warmer waters of Southern Africa, in Mozambique, Indonesia or the Red Sea. You might also have thought that there were three different types of ribbon eels – black ones, blue and yellow ones and yellow ones… But there aren’t…. Discover the truth – and more […]

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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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Not Always Black and White – Rapid Colour Change in Mantas

Not Always Black and White – Rapid Colour Change in Mantas

Following a lifetime of manta research, Dr Csilla Ari, Director of the Manta Pacific Research Foundation has revealed that mantas are capable of reversibly and repeatedly changing their colour within a matter of minutes. After noticing when these changes occur, Dr Ari suggested in a paper published in the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society […]

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Presentation on “The False Bay Hope Spot and You” By Dr Tony Ribbink: Friday 16 January 2015

Presentation on “The False Bay Hope Spot and You” By Dr Tony Ribbink: Friday 16 January 2015

Presentation on “The False Bay Hope Spot and You” By Dr Tony Ribbink: Friday, 16 January at Indigo Scuba in Gordon’s Bay at 18:30 You are invited to join Dr Tony Ribbink of the Sustainable Seas Trust (SST) at Indigo Scuba in Gordon’s Bay at 18:30 this coming Friday, 16 January, for a presentation on […]

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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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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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