Impact Divers White Kelp

About Us

Impact Divers are a team of passionate ocean lovers and dive experts based in Simons Town, Cape Town. Situated in the picturesque Simon’s Town, False Bay; surrounded by stunning mountains and beautiful beaches just 40 km from Cape Town’s city centre. Simons Town is well known as the gateway to the incredible marine biodiversity of False Bay and the world renowned Great African Sea Forests, now recognized as one of the 7 natural wonders of the world!
The emphasis of impact divers will be on high quality SCUBA dive training, expert guidance and boat expeditions, creating ocean awareness and promoting a positive ‘impact’ on the marine environment and inspiring our clients to become ocean ambassadors.

Impact Divers is an SSI Instructor development dive centre and operator. We offer the full range of SSI dive training, boat trips and service centre with gear rentals and a retail shop. You will find Impact divers at the ‘Ocean Hub’ in the heart of Simons Town.

The Ocean Hub is a collaborative initiative between ocean focussed entrepreneurs and NGO’s raising awareness and promoting recreational enjoyment of the BIG blue.

Mission Statement

To inspire and assist existing and new divers to be the best scuba divers by training quality SCUBA divers not only as a means of recreational enjoyment but as part of a marine conservation and environmental awareness community of ocean ambassadors.

To become the most desirable scuba training and scuba career development centre worldwide, not only for our future students but also for the wider dive and maritime industry with emphasis on ocean wellbeing.

Situated in picturesque Simon’s Town, False Bay; surrounded by stunning mountains and beautiful beaches just 40 km from Cape Town’s city centre. Simons Town is well known as the gateway to the incredible marine biodiversity of False Bay and the world renowned Great African Sea Forests, now recognized as one of the 7 natural wonders of the world!

This coastline of South Africa is a famous hot spot for marine biodiversity, boasting numerous sharks, cetaceans, seals and endemic fish species, with a variety of ecosystems such as kelp forests, natural reef systems and artificial habitats in the form of shipwrecks.

Two major ocean currents, the cold Benguela current which travels down the West coast and the warm Agulhas or Mozambique current from the East coast converge off the coast creating the ideal conditions for the marine mega fauna in the region.

Being located on the Cape Peninsula, we are perfectly positioned for easy access to both the Atlantic and False Bay dive sites which offer a fantastic variety of habitats and species to observe, experience and promote their conservation.

Our Facilities

Impact divers is based at the ‘Ocean Hub’ in the heart of Simons Town. A large premises with reception/shop space, two training rooms, a briefing area, bar/tuck shop and hang out space, separate sex toilets, outside showers and compressor room. Come grab a coffee and chat with the community about your dive plans.

Impact divers an SSI accredited dive center and shop in Simon's Town, Ocean Hub, RADD Divers

Boats

Impact Divers have access to an array of boats to suit group size and expedition objectives. We dive from rigid inflatable dive boats which take up to 12 divers and two staff.

For smaller groups of up to 4 divers we use a smaller 5m butt cat

We dive from rigid inflatable dive boats which take up to 12 divers and two staff.

We also have a Boden Schooner design, 40 tonne steel yacht BOAZ. She sits on a swing mooring in Simons Town harbour. We use her for dive expeditions, False Bay research expeditions and film crews. She has 5 cabins, two toilets, a kitchen and a large seating lounge area with TV and sound system for briefings.