What we offer
The Great African Sea Forest (kelp forest)
Join us on a dive down into this magical and marvellous 3-dimensional ecosystem which harbours an incredible array of life, from the tiny and the intricate to the large playful Cape fur Seals and everything in between. Become surrounded my huge schools of Strepie fish, explore the caves and swim throughs of the giant granite boulders and become mesmerised by the spectacle of the colourful nudibranchs. Your expert guide will show you this amazing underwater world in some of the most pristine kelp forests along the coast and point out critters to you which you would have otherwise missed. Whilst diving in the forests, there is also always the possibility of a cow shark interaction as they slowly glide through the strands of the kelp forest in its prehistoric form showing little to no interest in divers as it goes about its natural behaviour. Kelp is NOT a plant but a giant brown alga, but does photosynthesise like plants and so grows in relatively shallow coastal waters, therefore the majority of kelp diving is in waters no more than 12-15m in depth.
Dive with Seals
False Bay is home to more than 65 thousand Cape Fur Seals who colonize a Seal Island in the middle of the bay, however there is a smaller haul out rock at Partridge point which is frequented by anything from 100-200+ seals at any one time, and offers fantastic diving conditions and location for a marine megafauna Interactive dive experience. Seals are very used to divers and boats and often actively seek playful interactions with guests on SCUBA, playing in the bubbles. This is a shallow dive (5-9m) with a natural ‘amphitheatre’ like curve in the island just off the slip way where the majority of seals enter and exit the rock, allowing a small area where seal interactions can safely occur. There is also a beautiful reef to explore further away from the rock.
Artificial reef systems are incredible hotspots of biodiversity for both coastal and pelagic species. Here in Cape Town, we are spoilt for choice with shipwreck dive sites which vary from shallow to deep water, False Bay and Atlantic and partial and complete status. This is some of the most adventurous recreational diving you can get and fascinating not only to learn and understand the marine life but the historical stories behind the ships themselves.
Cold water rocky reefs are colourful and exciting dive spots. False Bay has a variety of dive options from huge granite boulder structures towering from the depths in 20+ meters of water to sprawling shallower reefs full of light, fish and invertebrate life. On the deeper reefs you will see huge fan corals, basking starfish and ginormous crayfish. Caves and swim throughs galore and every centimetre of rock covered in invertebrate life, a great place to explore the macro world of the bay. Shallower sand inundated reefs offer an array of small endemic sharks, short tailed stingrays and the vibrant colours of the Cape urchins.
Snorkelling + Free diving
Not SCUBA certified? Or maybe you want to experience the kelp forests from a different point of view? Join a snorkel experience, fun for all the family without the need for any SCUBA or Snorkel experience. We hand you over to our expert partners Cape RADD, a team of marine biologist investigating the regions marine biodiversity. Using Citizen Science, you not only learn about the incredible animals in our waters but are involved in directly contributing towards endemic shark species conservation. Click the Link below to find out more.
This is a great first step into the underwater world, and once you have a taste for it you will want to come back and maybe start your SCUBA diving adventure. LINK TO DIVE COURSES Free divers wanting to find new spots and adventure further off shore by boat? Get in touch with us and we can organize a specific freediving adventure for you and your friends.
Impact Divers offer the full range of SSI training courses from SCUBA experiences to Professional development training courses and internships. For more information check out the options below
Impact Divers offer the full range of SSI training courses from SCUBA experiences to Professional development training courses and internships. For more information check out the options below. Click the link below to view the SSI courses.
The Marine Conservation Volunteer program is a conservation and community focused pillar of the Cape RADD research and education organization. The volunteer program focuses on citizen science research, community awareness, conservation projects and educational outreach. To learn more click the link below.
Impact Divers offer servicing and maintenance of regulators and BCD’s to industry standard. They have a registered MARES technician on site, but will gladly facilitate the servicing of any scuba gear. We can also facilitate cylinder testing services such as hydro-static, chemical cleaning, visual inspections, O2 cleaning etc. Drop your cylinder off at the centre and we will take care of it for you.
Impact Divers offer a full range of high-quality dive equipment for your rental use. The equipment is checked daily and serviced regularly to insure you will always have a reliable and comfortable dive. Items can be rented individually or we offer a full gear rental option. We also have accessories for rental such as torches, action cameras and dive computers. So just pop in on your way to your dive site. natural behaviour.