FREEDIVING & SNORKELING ARTICLES
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Swimming with Dolphins in Cape Town
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
SAS Pietermaritzburg Wreck
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
How To Make Bubble Rings Underwater
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
Cape Town Freediving Clip Of The Week 3: Winter is coming and that’s a good thing for the False Bay freedivers and snorkelers. As the SE wind drops and switches to a NW wind, the conditions in False Bay improve considerably with flat water and clear visibility. Stephan and John made good use of these
Cape Town Freediving Clip of the Week 2: Stephan spotted a large Red Roman hanging around while teaching an Adventure Freediver II freediving course in the Castle Rock area. We tend to see a lot of large Roman in the no-take areas of the MPA, but outside these areas they are quite scarce in the
Castle Rock Swim Through
Cape Town Freediving Clip of the Week 1: Martin and John headed out to Castle Rock on Friday 29 April 2022 hoping to find decent conditions after a week of variable conditions. They found reasonably flat water, but with a bit of rolling swell still around. The water was clean and a cool 13 degrees.
Finding a Real Octopus
Since “My Octopus Teacher” debuted on Netflix, we have regularly been asked about finding a real octopus during our snorkeling experiences and freediving courses. This now world-famous show was filmed at dive sites we regularly use for our courses and experiences. So when we are asked about the chances of seeing a cute octopus our
Adventure Activities in Cape Town
Cape Town is one of the top travel destinations in Africa and deservedly so. The city is a melting pot of cultures, religions and people and without a doubt the most cosmopolitan African city. Even with this cultural allure it is the breathtaking natural beauty surrounding the city of Cape Town that attracts many travellers.