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 of deeper water from outside of the bay, which is generally cold and relatively clear.

 

Photos taken at Steenbras Deep (top, without flash, bottom with flash)

There are sometimes the odd day during the remainder of the year that the South Easterly wind brings clear water to Gordon’s Bay and if it does, we’re out there diving!

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