Boat Dives take place from Hobie Beach and are guided by Pro Dive professional dive guides. Most of the deep dives are situated outside the Bay and are approximately a 45 minute boat ride from the beach.
The Eastern Cape is unique in that there is an abundance of beautiful soft, colourful corals on all our reefs due to the temperate, nutrient rich waters. The reef structures are also characterised by steep walls, gullies and drop offs making for exciting diving. You are bound to be amazed by the colourful soft coral, a variety of fish including, nudibranchs, shysharks, rays and the well known local resident Ragged Tooth Shark.
Average Temperature: 17 - 18 degrees Celsius Depth : 6m – 40 m Visibility (in meters): 1 – 20m+ Recommended wetsuit: 5mm or 7mm & hoodie Visibility (in meters):2 – 20m+
A dive computer is a requirement for the advanced dives.
POPULAR DEEP DIVE SITES:
Depth: 15-30m+ Qualification: Advanced An extensive reef system situated 20km from Hobie Beach, the boat trip is often rewarded by penguin, dolphin and whale sightings. Spectacular drop-offs and walls characterise this popular deep site. Due to its location, one is never sure of the conditions and what one might see, however, we often experience excellent visibility making for a magnificent dive. Schools of game fish and a vibrant reef await the adventurous diver.
Depth: 16-28m Qualification: Advanced Gasmic Reef is situated on the wild side and is characterised by a narrow gorge made up of dramatic walls covered in cream tipped Noble corals, soft corals and teeming with fish life. The elusive horse fish is often spotter on this reef. A breath-taking dive!
Depth: 15-30m Qualification: Advanced Thunderbolt reef (also on the wildside) has dramatic topography with huge boulders, deep gullies and drop-offs. Hard and soft corals are abundant and large black & white basket stars are found draped on sea fans, arms outstretched.
One of m sons and my best dives in the Bay. Viz was 10m+ most of the dive. Nudis, pyjama sharks, mus... - Herman Kitshoff.
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