South Africa Dive Sites - Cape of Good Hope Dive Sites

Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. The shore entries are a little rough but the area is very popular for the gathering of perlemoen (abalone) and crayfish. Ask at the gate when you enter the park where this is permitted.

Two Ocean Divers

Scuba Courses Internationally recognised course – Padi (Introduction up to Dive Master) . Guided Wreck and Reef Dives:
Atlantic: Clifton Beach, Bakoven Beach, Sandy Cove, Geldkis Rocks, Justins Cave, Antipolis, Coral Gardens, Romelia
False Bay: Long Beach, Windmill Beach, A-frame, Castle Rock, Sunny Cove
Boat DivesAtlantic: North Paw, South Paw, Oakburn, Mauri, Aster, Katzamaru, Vulcan’s Rock
False Bay: Roman Rock, Outer Castle, Rocks, S.A.S. Pietermaritzburg, Partridge Point, Smitswinkel Bay
Great White Shark Dives: Dive in cage and come face to face with the King of the Ocean - a once in a lifetime experience.
Aquarium Predator Dives: Dive with raggies, spotted gullies, rays, turtles and game fish. (Dive regardless of weather - warm water)
SeaI IsIand Charters: Snorkel and dive with the seals (no experience necessary)
Deep Sea Fishing: Experience fishing 40 miles off shore for Cape Game Fish such as Long and Yellow Fin Tunnv.

The Lusitania (1911)

The Lusitania, a Portuguese twin-screw passenger liner of 5557 tons, struck Bellows Rock at midnight on 18 April 1911. It only sank two days later when it slipped off the rock, and all but eight of the 800 people aboard survived.
The sea life is beautiful and varied with many invertebrates and sometimes large fish.
This is a deep dive and it is essential to navigate away from the rock underwater to avoid the strong surge near the surface. This dive is, therefore, only recommended for very experienced divers.
Average depth: 12m (40ft)
Maximum depth: 25m (80ft)
Access: Take the Llandudno turnoff which is some 8km from the Camps Bay police station and follow the Sand Bay signs. It is an easy walk down to the rocks and a swim of approximately 200m (660ft) to the wreck.
Location: On the eastern side of Bellows Rock which breaks approximately 4 km off Cape Point.

The Romelia (1977)

The Romelia was a Liberian oil tanker of some 20000 tons that foundered on Sunset Rocks on 29 July 1977.
The stern section, which has since slipped off the rocks, is still fairly intact, but most of the bow was destroyed. The ship has interesting portholes and fittings to swim through. Beware of suction through the hull. The engine room is only partially submerged (although it must be entered underwater).
Colourful invertebrates, crayfish, hottentot and other small fish can be seen living in kelp forests. This dive is recommended for experienced divers only.
Location: Off Sunset Rocks, Llandudno
Access: Take the Llandudno turnoff which is some 8km from the Camps Bay police station and follow the Sand Bay signs. It is an easy walk down to the rocks and a swim of approximately 200m (660ft) to the wreck.
Average depth: 12m (40ft)
Maximum depth: 25m (80ft).


This is a lovely dive on the outer side of the rock or around the blinder, which breaks a few metres out to sea from the rock. There is a cave with a chimney at approximately 15m and the reef is quite unspoiled.
The blinder is beautiful and plays host to anemones of varying pastel colours, many species of nudibranchs, plenty of crayfish. Shy octopuses can be found hiding in crevices and overhangs in the reef.
Location: The furthest rock out to sea from Sandy Cove.
Access: Carry on past the Het Huis de Kraaiestein, and past the two flat rocks to the furthest clump of rocks. It is a swim of about 400m in icy cold water.
Conditions: This spot should be dived in perfect conditions as the swim can be very tiring in choppy sea and there can be quite a surge around the blinder in a big sea.
Average depth: 12m (40ft).
Maximum depth: 22m (73ft)

Vulcan Rock

Vulcan Rock is a large pinnacle rising to 5m below the surface. It is covered in colourful marine growth, such as hard and soft cold-water coral, nudibranchs, deep water cowries and crayfish. Many seals are present and fish such as hottentot, galjoen, and other species are plentiful. There is a large tunnel running through the rock at the bottom.
Location: To the south-west of Hout Bay.
Average depth: 25m (80ft)
Maximum depth: 40m (130ft)