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NATURE/REEF DIVES CAPE TOWN -  INTRODUCTION

 

Nature scuba diving (or reef dives) in Cape Town is ideal for those starting out in scuba diving. Typically these dives only require Open Water certification. With our reef dives you get the opportunity to explore the wonders of Cape Towns oceans.

Our nature dives include swimming through kelp forests surrounded by many species of fish, seeing the myriad of bright colours on display from the large nudibranch colonies (soft-bodied marine mollusc), and not to mention the wide variety of stingrays, mussels, sponges and jellyfish.

The dives explore some of the best spots that the Cape has to offer and makes for an excellent adventure. Below you will find some of our most popular nature dives.

 SCUBA DIVE SITE - SANDY COVE CAPE TOWN

As its name implies, Sandy Cove is a sandy reef with a few rocks in a sheltered bay. It is perfect for beginner divers, or those who want a shore dive with relatively no surface swim. Located opposite the Twelve Apostles Hotel in Oudekraal near Cape Town, this site is where most of the locals go. The aquatic wildlife you can expect to see, varies from small shoals of Hottentots fish, to rocks covered in nudibranch colonies. There are even a couple of short-tail stingrays to spot if you are really lucky!

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 SCUBA DIVE SITE - JUSTIN’S CAVES CAPE TOWN

Justin’s Caves is a rocky reef outcrop located opposite the Twelve Apostles Hotel in Oudekraal, Cape Town, and is a favourite spot for most locals. The site includes “caves” that you can swim through, surrounded by a beautiful kelp forest. The aquatic wildlife you can expect to see varies from small shoals of fish, to nudibranch colonies and mussels. There are loads of sponges, sea urchins, brightly coloured sea anemones and even some soft and hard corals! The diversity in colour is what makes it one of the most colourful dives in Cape Town.  Sometimes we are lucky enough to see a Puffadder Shyshark at this site.

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 SCUBA DIVE SITE - A-FRAME CAPE TOWN

A-Frame is a rocky reef located in the Oatlands area of Simon's Town in the Cape. It is a site suitable for novice divers, and has some interesting aspects for the more experienced. The site was given its name from a wooden tripod that was used for navigation. There are lots of invertebrates like sponges, sea anemones and even some corals on this dive that covers the rocky overhangs and some swim-throughs. Mussels and abalone can also be found here.

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 SCUBA DIVE SITE – WINDMILL BEACH CAPE TOWN

Windmill Beach is located in Simon's Town in False Bay, Cape Town. The site has a sandy sea bottom topography with large granite boulders hugging the coastline. There are a couple of pinnacles in the north east side of the site. Marine life to be seen consists of invertebrates such as nudibranch colonies and small shoals of fish.

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We got picked up from our hotel on time, (thank you) and we took a small boat out to the dive site. Very bumpy but high winds made for rough seas. The first dive to the wreck was great, COLD but great visibility. Break for a small snack and water, then second dive with the seals an hour later. It was incredible to say the least, and run by professionals. I took many videos and photos, but from most experiences, you need to put the camera down and just ENJOY IT. So exhausted but so happy. The crew were amazing and hard workers, I can't say enough good things. Thank you for a great experience and unforgettable memories!!

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