Wreck & Reef Dives

Wreck Diving: The Cape waters are littered with thousands of shipwrecks, recent and ancient, on the shore and in deep water. Common wreck dives are the Maori, the Astor, the Katzu Maru, the Smitswinkel Bay wrecks (of which there are five) and the SAS Pietermaritzburg. The commonly dived wrecks vary in depth and can range between 12m to 40m. We can take you to numerous wrecks and we choose according on your dive qualification.

Reef Diving: Diving in and around Cape Town offers one a huge range of possibilities: from majestic kelp forests to cold-water coral gardens and deep reefs. The Western Cape is the smallest complete floral kingdom in the world and this diversity is mirrored underwater with the unique positioning of the peninsula at the junction of two major ocean currents. False Bay has been recognized as a biodiversity hotspot due to the numbers of prevalent animals living in these waters. The shallower reefs are very colourful and are dominated by kelp forests with an understory of delicate marine organisms. The deeper reefs host sea whips and fans, an abundance of reef fish, small sharks, octopuses, nudibranchs, crabs, sponges and cold-water corals. Many of our reefs allow you to do excellent multi-level dives, with depths between 30m and 10m.

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Activity Details

Duration:
Approximately 6 hours
Departures:
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Start time weekdays at 09h00 and weekends at 08h00
Transfers:
Self-drive, transfers can be arranged at an additional cost
Equipment:
All equipment provided
Experience:
Open Water or above advised but snorkeling is possible
Rates
R2050 per person
Additional Information:

Included:

Two guided divers

Marine Protected Area Permit for diving in protected waters

Full Equipment Rental

Coffee/ Tea and lunch at Pisces Divers

Educational Briefing

Water and Chocolates on board


Excluded:

Camera


Notes and Requirements:

Max Depths: 12m - 35m

Water Temperature: 12 Degrees Celsius to -18 Degrees Celsuis

Water Visibility: 5m - 15m

We Dont Bait!

For guests wanting to do the shore dives, seal package and wreck package you do need to be certified divers and have dived within the last year. If you have not dived within the last year, we do offer a pre-dive pool refresher that is done the morning of their dive - we just bring you in half an hour earlier than everyone else. This is R400 extra

There are times when the water can be rough at the site due to waves or currents. We will make a careful assessment before entering the water and reserve the right to divert the divers to a more protected site if conditions warrant it


What To Bring:

Dive Certification Card (Open Water or Advanced)

Towel

Warm Jacket

Bathing Suit/ Swimming Costume

Sunblock

Camera

Own Dive Equipment if preferred