Simonstown, Cape Town
All year round
Max Depths: 12m – 35m
12°c - 18°C
Visibility: 5m – 15m
Open Water OR ABOVE
SIMONS TOWN, CAPE TOWN
ALL YEAR ROUND
MAX DEPTH: 12M – 35M
WATER TEMP: 12°C – 18°C
VISIBILITY: 5M – 15M
OPEN WATER OR ABOVE
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.
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.
- Two guided dives
- Marine Protected Area permit for diving in protected waters.
- Full equipment rental
- Coffee / tea and lunch at Pisces Divers
- Water and chocolates on boat
- Transport to Pisces Divers (can be arranged)
- 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)
- Warm jacket
- Bathing suit / swimming costume
- Own dive equipment if preferred
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WRECK & REEF
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I completed my PADI Open Water Diver with Pisces Divers in early August and it was honestly the best experience I have ever had. The team members are all extremely... read more
I have been diving with Pisces. 2 dives from the shore. I was the only divers so I got full attention from the diving master! Underwater it looked like a... read more
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
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The last three days were fantastic. The instructor for my open water diver course, Brett, was extremely friendly and really calm. He learned us everything we needed to know and... read more
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