FREEDIVING & SNORKELING ARTICLES
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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
Cape Town Freediving Clip Of The Week 11: Stephan and Martin took a group of snorkelers to Windmill Beach. Windmill Beach is without a doubt the best Cape Town snorkeling spot. On this particular day, the water was 16 degrees, flat and the visibility was pretty good. The snorkelers had already been treated to sightings
Cape Town Freediving Clip Of The Week 10: Cuttlefish rank high on our list of animals we like to see while freediving and snorkeling in Cape Town. These half-octopus, half-fish like creatures are highly intelligent and have amazing hunting and evasion abilities. On this freedive at Glencairn, Stephan spotted two cuttlefish in the ‘dead zone’
Cape Town Freediving Clip Of The Week 9: Last week our snorkelers were treated to sightings of octopus, shysharks, pyjama sharks, seals, penguins and this klipvis. Snorkeling in Cape Town can be spectacular even on cold winter days. Our snorkelers, Tracey and Jana, spotted the klipvis up in the kelp and signalled their guide Stephan.
Cape Town Freediving Clip Of The Week 7: There aren’t many people who would turn down the opportunity to swim with dolphins, especially Bottlenose dolphins. Stephan was lucky enough to do just that with a pod of Bottlenose dolphins just off Clovelly. Last week we had very interesting conditions in False Bay. Warm 17-18 degree
Cape Town Freediving Clip Of The Week 6: We don’t do a lot of boat freedives, mainly because there are so many beautiful dive sites close to shore, but when we do, the SAS Pietermaritzburg wreck (PMB wreck) is high up on our list of dive sites to visit. We love this site because it
Cape Town Freediving Clip Of The Week 5: When the ocean conditions are as good as they were last week, it’s time for blowing bubble rings. Stephan is our resident bubble ring expert and he took the opportunity to entertain a snorkeling group with his underwater magic tricks. Here is a step-by-step explanation of how
Cape Town Freediving Clip Of The Week 4: Recently, we have had great conditions. Winter really is the best time for exploring the ocean in False Bay! The water temperature went up to 17 degrees and this brought bait fish and yellowtail into the bay. It also sent large rafts of penguins south to Cape