Scuba Diving in Simonstown near Cape Town is alive with possibilities!
Depending on your experience, level of training and preferences, we can guide you on some fantastic dives in our Cape waters.
If you have never dived before but want to try scuba diving, consider our PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience. Or you might have two full days, in which case you could become certified as a PADI Scuba Diver. How about doing the Full Course? The PADI Openwater Diver Course will take you four days to complete. Maybe its PADI Advanced Openwater or Speciality training you are after, or possibly even making scuba diving a part or full-time career – in which case, check out our PADI Divemaster Course and Career Development Programme.
If you are already qualified let us tailor make a dive package for you. We run regular shore dives, boat dives and night dives to varied and interesting dive sites around the peninsula.
For something really different, you must try a day of White Shark viewing – either in our backyard in False Bay, where you can witness White Sharks breaching as they hunt Cape fur seals at certain times of the year, or further up the coast in Gansbaai where we can guarantee White Sharks year round. Specialist dives with Seven Gilled Sharks, Blue Sharks and Mako Sharks can be arranged as well.
We also have several colonies of Cape Fur Seals and snorkelling or scuba diving with these curious mammals is easy to arrange year round.
If you are a macro-life diver, our Cape waters are host to an abundance of small critters that will have you fascinated. We have many endemic species of invertebrates such as nudibranchs, anemonies, octopi, sponges, cuttlefish and star fish as well as crustaceans like crabs and lobsters. Our reef fish are plentiful too – we will help you identify them!
Some love diving on shipwrecks and here we have plenty to choose from as well. From shallow to deep, recent to vintage and all with their own story, Cape Town’s wreck sites are well known. All the wrecks are encrusted with marine growth and are great ecosystems for a whole range of animals. Some are safe to penetrate and wreck courses teach these techniques safely.
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