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Scuba Diving in False Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa

Depths:
5-30m/16-98ft
Visibility:
6-15m/19-49ft
False Bay is a body of water characterized by Cape Hangklip and Cape Peninsula, located in the southwest of South Africa. The bay is 30 km/18.7 mi wide, offering a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and wet damp winters. The east and western shores of the bay are rocky and mountainous with visible peaks rising from the waters, while the northern side comprises a long, curving beach.

Scuba diving at False Bay is mainly recommended during winter, that is during the months of  March through September. Water temperatures normally range between 12 and 18°C/53.6-64.4°F with visibility at 6 m/19 ft but after south-westerly winds, visibility can get to 15 m/49 ft.

Marine life includes invertebrates, typical reef fish and soft corals. Some of the normal encounters are the cuttle fish, shy-shark, string rays just to mention a few. Topography is amazing for amazing underwater photography.

Dive depths range between 5-30 m/16-98 ft. It is advisable to wear dry suits and carry a torch for exploring deeper reefs and wrecks.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Cape Town
25.4km/15.8miles (23minutes)
Head south east towards Parade St and turn left onto Strand St. Turn right on Strand St and merge with N2 then merge with De Waal Dr and continue onto Paradise Rd onto M3 and then turn left onto M42 then take the right onto Main Rd and onto False Bay
BY AIR
Cape Town International Airport,
34.2km/21.2miles
BY TRAIN

To get to False Bay by train you need to board at Cape Town’s Metrorail Station.

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BOOKING REQUEST
Rafting/Kayaking, Tsitsikamma
/ South Africa, Storms River Mouth, Tsitsikamma, Western Cape

This 2-3 hour adventure is the most popular adventure activity where you can experience the best that Tsitsikamma offers! If you are keen to explore deeper into the Storms River Gorge, and experience the deep, long, quiet pools with ancient forests and deep caves then the kayak and lilo trip is for you!

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