Diving in Cape Town | South Africa

This site aims to provide information about dive sites in and around Cape Town. I have tried to list all the sites that the local dive charters dive regularly. There are also some sites that can be dived as shore dives by those divers confident enough to do their own thing.

All the sites have been sorted according to type so that searching for your ideal dive does not become a chore. We have not dived all of these sites yet so if you have any information which you think might help make this site more accurate please contact me.

The wonderful thing about diving in Cape Town is that you have two oceans to choose from. If the conditions aren't good on the one, you can always try the other. Most sites are easily accessible from the roads and subsequently a lot of shore diving is done here. The area is very picturesque and there are many activities for non-diving companions while you are busy blowing bubbles with the fishes.These include some of the most scenic hiking trails in the mountains, horse rides, sunbathing on white beaches and for those who prefer a less active holiday, shopping.

Below is a list of all the dive shops and charter companies operating in the Cape Town area. I have added links to those which have their own websites. We have not dived with all of these shops so it is up to you to decide whether you are getting value for money with any specific operator. If you have any comments about good or bad service from any of these shops, let me know and I'll add that to their details.


Pisces Divers

Dive Action CC

Pro Divers

Table Bay Diving

Underwater World

Orca Industries

Scuba Shack

12 Glen Road, Glencairn

22 Carlisle St, Paarden Eiland, Cape Town.

Shop 88 Main Road, Sea Point 8060

Quay 5, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town.

Wicht Close, Cape Town.

3 Bowwood Rd, Claremont.

12 Glen Rd, Glencairn, Simonstown.

(021) 7827205, 083 231 0240

(021) 511 0815

(021) 433 0472, 082 934 8372

(021) 419 1780

(021) 461 8290

(021) 671 9673

(021) 782 7358