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Simonstown, Cape Town

All year round

Max Depths: 12m – 35m

Water temp:
12°c - 18°C

Visibility: 5m – 15m

Open Water OR ABOVE

location
SIMONS TOWN, CAPE TOWN

season
ALL YEAR ROUND

depth
MAX DEPTH: 12M – 35M

temperature
WATER TEMP: 12°C – 18°C

visibility
VISIBILITY: 5M – 15M

certification
OPEN WATER OR ABOVE

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 several wrecks and will pick them depending 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 recognised as a biodiversity hotspot due to the numbers of endemic animals living in these waters.

The shallower reefs are very colourful and are dominated by kelp forests with an understorey 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 really good multi-level dives, with depths between 30m and 10m.

INCLUDED

  • Two guided dives
  • Marine Protected Area permit for diving in protected waters.
  • Full equipment rental
  • Coffee / tea and lunch at Pisces Divers
  • Briefings
  • Water and chocolates on boat

EXCLUDED

  • Transport to Pisces Divers (can be arranged)
  • Camera

ITINERARY

  • Meet at Pisces Divers at 0900
  • Collect equipment, sign indemnities and load boat
  • Briefing for first dive, while boat is launched
  • Boat collects divers from the beach at 1000
  • Proceed to first dive site and dive
  • Exit water and surface interval
  • Briefing for second dive site
  • Proceed to second dive site
  • Exit water and head back to the beach opposite the dive centre
  • Return to dive centre 1400 for hot shower, coffee, lunch and debrief

WHAT TO BRING

  • Dive Certification Card (Open Water or Advanced)
  • Towel
  • Warm jacket
  • Bathing suit / swimming costume
  • Sunblock
  • Camera
  • Own dive equipment if preferred

WRECK & REEF

R2,200.00

GALLERY

REVIEWS

  • star rating  I enjoyed my dive with them so much. The staff is very helpful and the dive itself was amazing. I did the kelp forest dive. I would recommend them to... read more

    Jonathan S
    February 1, 2020
  • star rating  I had an awesome experience doing my Padi Open Water course at Pisces Divers! Vito, Ross, Mark, and Arno were all such great instructors. Super calm, knowledgable and easy to... read more

    Luke B
    June 15, 2019
  • star rating  I completed my PADI open water course through Pisces this past weekend. I am so impressed with the dive center, the staff were all so, organized, friendly and helpful. BIG... read more

    avatar thumb StaceyMorgan22
    February 4, 2019
  • star rating  I enjoyed my dive with them so much. The staff is very helpful and the dive itself was amazing. I did the kelp forest dive. I would recommend them to... read more

    Squigi1989
    February 19, 2020
  • star rating  Woke up this morning expecting 2 great dives and that’s exactly what we got!
    At the dive centre we were kitted out by Jack (I think was his name), he... read more

    Scubacase
    December 24, 2019
  • star rating  I did 5 dives with Pisces Divers, and thoroughly enjoyed every moment. The staff are friendly, relaxed and efficient. Jacqui, who does the bookings, went out of her way to... read more

    neil_wiltshire
    January 8, 2021
  • star rating  A well organized and professional operation. Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff . The centre was well equipped and set up and the shop stocks a good selection of gear to... read more

    Julia T
    September 1, 2021
  • star rating  The dive base is well organized.
    The price includes all equipment and a delicious lunch after the dive.
    The diving equipment is high class (only gloves were slightly damaged).... read more

    malebee
    July 17, 2020
  • star rating  Small boat diving in cold water and shallow depths with seals and kelp. I was very well cared for by the staff who equipped me and treated me with the... read more

    Tarentaal
    October 29, 2019
  • star rating  Really well run operation. In an era of social distancing concerns, I really appreciated the effort of the owner, manager and majority of staff members to wear masks consistently... read more

    Flagg M
    September 1, 2020

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