Wreck And Reef Package

Wreck Diving

The Cape waters are littered with thousands of shipwrecks, recent and ancient, on the shore and in deep water. Common wreck dives are the Maori, the Astor, the Katzu Maru, the Smitswinkel Bay wrecks (of which there are five) and the SAS Pietermaritzburg.

The commonly dived wrecks vary in depth and can range between 12m to 40m. We can take you to several wrecks and will pick them depending on your dive qualification.

Reef Diving

Diving in and around Cape Town offers one a huge range of possibilities: from majestic kelp forests to cold-water coral gardens and deep reefs.

The Western Cape is the smallest complete floral kingdom in the world and this diversity is mirrored underwater with the unique positioning of the peninsula at the junction of two major ocean currents. False Bay has been recognised as a biodiversity hotspot due to the numbers of endemic animals living in these waters.

The shallower reefs are very colourful and are dominated by kelp forests with an understorey of delicate marine organisms. The deeper reefs host sea whips and fans, an abundance of reef fish, small sharks, octopuses, nudibranchs, crabs, sponges and cold water corals.

Many of our reefs allow you to do really good multi-level dives, with depths between 30m and 10m.


Itinerary

Meet at Pisces Divers at 0900 Collect equipment, sign indemnities and load boat Briefing for first dive, while boat is launched Boat collects divers from the beach at 1000 Proceed to first dive site and dive Exit water and surface interval Briefing for second dive site Proceed to second dive site Exit water and head back to the beach opposite the dive centre Return to dive centre 1400 for hot shower, coffee, lunch and debrief



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Inclusions

This package includes: Two guided dives Marine Protected Area permit for diving in protected waters. Full equipment rental Coffee / tea and lunch at Pisces Divers Briefings Water and chocolates on boat

Exclusions

Transport to Pisces Divers (can be arranged) Camera


Bring

Dive Certification Card (Open Water or Advanced) Towel Warm jacket Bathing suit / swimming costume Sunblock Camera Own dive equipment if preferred

Wear

*Sunscreen


Fitness

  • Must be fit to scuba dive

Skills

  • Participants must have a PADI Open Water Diver license or equivalent.
  • Dived within the past 6-months and be comfortable in the water though no requirement that diver must have had cold water experience.
  • We offer a quick pre-boat dives pool refresher for those who feel that they need it for R400. This would be completed in the morning before the boat launches. Please email info@piscesdivers.co.za to book this refresher before your dive.


Departure point

Pisces Divers shop: Goods Shed, 1 Main Road, Simon's Town

Return point

Pisces Divers shop: Goods Shed, 1 Main Road, Simon's Town


Conditions

Booking agents are liable for full payment of bookings made with us should the guest not arrive. Booking agents are requested to take payment in full, or specifically make other arrangements with us. All bookings confirmed only when payment has been received in full. Payments can be made by credit card.

Credit cards details will not be processed until the day of the booked event or in the event of cancellation. Divers will be held responsible for lost or damaged rental equipment.

Due to the nature of diving in the Cape Peninsula where strong winds are common, we reserve the right to change the dive site to preserve the safety and enjoyment of the divers.

Cancellation policy

Trips by booking only. Full refund if we cancel or change the event due to poor ocean conditions. Cancellation within 48 hours of departure, 50% fee. Cancellation within 24 hours of departure and no-shows, no refund. All cancellations prior to 48 hours will be refunded in full. All trips have a minimum required number to be feasible.


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