The Antipolis wreck dive is one of three dives sites situated quite closely to one another on the Atlantic Seaboard of Cape Town. The three sites are Sandy Cove, Justin's Caves and the Antipolis Wreck. These three dive sites are close to the Twelve Apostles Hotel and form part of the Karbonkelberg Marine Protected Area. In order to dive on these sites you need to have a permit which can be purchased at either the Post Office or at our shop at Into The Blue Scuba Dive Centre in Sea Point, Cape Town.
One of the best scuba diving training sites in Cape Town has got to be Long Beach in Simon's Town. Known for its moderate conditions, easy access and excellent facilities, Long Beach generally offers outstanding scuba diving conditions.
Sandy Cove is one of those sites that probably almost halve of divers who did their Open Water Course in Cape Town dived in during their course. It is probably also one of the most underrated sites in Cape Town.
Buying a BCD is probably something that each serious scuba diver considers at some stage. A BCD is a big investment, and with a myriad of choices out there, it can be a daunting task to decide which ones work for you.
Most recreational divers will never experience depths of 50m, but we recently had the opportunity to do just that without even getting our feet wet.
Our Liveaboard - Obsession I’m in Cape Town and I’m freezing! Rain is pouring as we’re getting ready to enter the ocean for second Open Water dive. One instructor, one student and me - a DM on a fun dive& experience building mission. We were having our surface interval in the car, heater turned onto the max. A little later, as I descended, a thought crossed my mind- if only I could have some of that heat from the car with me, if only the water was couple of degrees warmer…
I’ve done loads of scuba diving, and I love it. I have, however, always been curious about free-diving. Every now and again, when I snorkelled, I would take a dip down, and I would be thrilled by the feeling of freedom that I would experience – only for a short while though, because after a few seconds I would come shooting up to the surface to take a few gulps of air.
In part 1 of my blog about doing my Open Water Scuba Dive Course I shared some information about the theory as well as the pool skills that you learn while doing your PADI Open Water Scuba Dive Course. In this blog we will be looking a bit closer at what you can expect from doing the real thing… scuba diving in the ocean!