Diving at Cape Town

Location  Cape Town  Sites dived  False Bay: Pyramid, Castle, The Pietermaritzberg, Partridge Point, A-Frame, Smitswinkel Bay Wrecks. Atlantic: Katzamaru, Di’s Cracks  Dive Centers Used    Our first contacts in Cape Town were Andrew and Heidi Newby who run Far Side Adventures. Andrew an ex-ad man and documentary filmmaker has been instructing diving for nearly 20 years. He …

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Diving at Mafia Island

Accommodation  There are three options for accommodation – PolePole, Kinasi and Mafia Island Lodge, all located on the south coast Mafia on Chole bay. All have diving centers attached.     Dive Center used  We stayed in and dived with Kinasi Lodge.  Getting There  Flights from Zanzibar and Dar Es Salaam by Precision Air – ‘Canadian Spirit’ ferry …

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Diving at Sedgefield

Location Sedgefield Sites dived Cloud Nine, Gerrickes Point Dive Centre Garden Route Divers – A local Dairy Farmer and Vet run this neat operation. As there is no commercial gain there is a real club type atmosphere which focuses on making both clients and students enjoy and continue to enjoy diving. …

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Diving at Knysna Heads

Location Knysna Heads Sites dived Knopie, The Paquita, Bruce Se Bank, Tapas Jetty, Featherbed Dive Centre Shore entries for dives inside the lagoon, but when the weather is good you need a boat to dive outside the Heads. The operation which used to be at the Heads, is no longer. …

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Diving at Tsitsikamma

Location Tsitsikamma Sites dived Underwater Trail at Storms River Mouth Dive Centre None needed – just hire equipment and take it with you. Best Time to Dive Whenever you can. Quite a protected bay however the visibility is, as always, weather dependant. Best after a Westerly wind. Water Temp 15 …

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Diving at Protea Banks

Location Protea Banks, off Shelly Beach, near Margate – Hibiscus Coast Dive Centre Recommendation African Dive Adventures is the longest standing dive centre in the area. Started in 1994 by Trevor Krull (who has now moved to Barra Lodge, Mozambique) the dive operation has now been taken over by Roland, Beulagh and …

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Diving at Port Elizabeth

Location Port Elizabeth Sites dived In the bay: Bell Buoy, Haarlem Wreck. Further offshore: Rie Banks. The Wild Side Reefs: Gasmic, Avalanche, Thunderbolt. Dive Centre Recommendation   We dived with Pro Dive, a dive centre with a great vibe, run by two young PADI Instructors, Michelle Glass and Louis Van Aardt. Their dedication and enthusiasm …

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Diving at Aliwal Shoal

Dive Facts Location Aliwal Shoal Launch Site Umkomaas Dive Centres     Andy Cobb uses Sea Fever Lodge and Dive Centre based in Umkomaas.  Graham Powell, PADI Course Director runs the centre, lodge, restaurant and bar with his partner Bronwin.  They are fully equipped with training pool, compressor, 3 Rigid Inflatable Boats …

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Best Spots for Winter Diving

Summer and autumn are quickly coming to a close, and scuba enthusiasts may be mourning the end of their season. Fortunately, scuba is a year-round sport—even in the coldest of locales. However, certain spots around the world become even more beautiful in the winter months, attracting thousands of species of …

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