Scuba Diving in Santos Reef, Mossel Bay, Western Cape South Africa

Mossel Bay is a beautiful coast, located between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, at 400 km/248 mi of distance both ways. It is surrounded by the sunbathed peninsula and the beautiful waters of the Indian Ocean. The spot offers a mild climate all year round making it a perfect winter break destination.The weather is influenced by the Aghulas current of the Indian Ocean and by the presence of the Outeniqua mountains.

Santos Reef is shallow sheltered reef forming the western border of Mossel Bay’s swimming beach. The spot is a shore entry one with the bottom comprising of rock, reef and sand. Within a short boats ride, it leads to an amazing and breathtaking garden of feather-worms, octopus, sea fans, redbait and massive schools of blacktail. On the reef’s edge is where you can find “sand-dollar”.

Diving depths here range from 2-7 m/6.5-23 ft with good visibility although during summer months it can get as low as 1 m/3 ft. Diving here is doable under most conditions and the spot accommodates all levels of divers, being also a perfect location for divers training.