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Pyjama Shark

Pyjama Shark

We love all sharks, but small, inquisitive ones ‘dressed in pyjamas’ definitely get a bit more love from us. Pyjama sharks, also known as striped catsharks, are a common sight during our Cape Town snorkeling experiences and adventure freedives in the kelp forests. They are fairly abundant in the Western Cape’s intertidal zone and are

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Sunfish Mola Mola

Sunfish

The Ocean sunfish is also commonly called the Mola or Mola mola. The Latin word ‘mola’ means millstone and is in reference to this fish’s peculiar round, grey shape which looks like a millstone. Its name in many other languages either translates to ‘sun’ or ‘moon’, while the funniest is one of its German names

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Windmill Beach

Windmill Beach

Windmill Beach is without a doubt our top dive site and an amazing little beach. It is very sheltered and year round provides the best conditions for snorkeling in Cape Town. In terms of entry level freediving courses, only Long Beach in Simon’s Town offers better freediving conditions. The entire area is packed with marine

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Deep Freediving

Deep Freediving

Cape Town Freediving Clip Of The Week 13: The freediving scene in Cape Town has evolved considerably in the last 10 to 15 years. As in many places, freediving was initially the domain of the hunters who freedived to shoot fish and catch crayfish. In the late 1990s and early 2000s a handful of sport

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Kelp Forest Snorkeling

Snorkeling Gear

Wetsuit The temperature of Cape Town’s ocean varies considerably depending on the weather, season and location.The Atlantic Seaboard is generally colder than the False Bay side of the peninsula. A good snorkeling wetsuit for Cape Town’s conditions should be able to keep you warm in temperatures that vary from 6 degrees to 21 degrees. For

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A-Frame Dive Site

A-Frame

Cape Town Freediving Clip Of The Week 12: A-Frame is one of the most popular dive sites along the False Bay side of the peninsula in Cape Town. It’s probably 3rd in terms of popularity with freedivers and scuba divers with only Long Beach and Windmill Beach topping it. A-frame was named after a tripod

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Reef Wetsuits

Reef Wetsuits

‘Reef’ is a brand owned by Wetsuits SA which is based in Ottery, Cape Town. Wetsuits SA has been in business for nearly four decades. In 1987 the company changed ownership and the ‘Reef’ brand was established. Reef South Africa is independent and not connected to the international beach footwear REEF brand. Wetsuits SA are

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Rob Allen

Rob Allen

Rob Allen is a local South African freediving and spearfishing equipment manufacturer with a factory and showroom in Durban. We have worked closely with Rob Allen for many years. We have proudly sold their products and have received excellent service from them. They have provided sponsorship for freediving competitions and helped grow competitive freediving in

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Coral Wetsuits

Coral Wetsuits – Cape Town

Coral Wetsuits, based in Salt River, Cape Town, is our preferred supplier of off-the-shelf and tailored freediving wetsuits and is one of our closest partners in the diving industry. Elaine Mouton started Coral Wetsuits back in 1995, with a staff complement of only two people, as a wetsuit repair service. Over the years the company

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