Freedive North Paw

R 550.00

North Lion's Paw or just North Paw is located in the Clifton area on the Atlantic seaboard of the Cape Peninsula, near Cape Town.  This can be a spectacular site in good conditions. It is an extensive area of granite reef, marked by exposed rocks identified on the charts as North Lion's Paw. A popular part of the site is the Cave Rock, a large arched granite boulder, which is slightly offshore from the exposed rocks.

DIVE SITE DESCRIPTION

CERTIFICATION LEVEL:
  • Minimum: Advanced Freediver
  • Be comfortable to freedive to depths up to 20m. 
DEPTH:
  • The maximum depth is 27m.
TOPOGRAPHY:
  • The whole area is an extensive granite reef. There are occasional sand patches in the bottom of gullies and other local low points, but most of the bottom is rock.
CONDITIONS:
  • The site is exposed to the south west swell, so should be dived in low swell, and is more likely to be good after south east wind.
  • The site is reasonably protected from south east winds, and there is not enough fetch to push up much of a chop, but if the wind is strong the boat trip may be very bumpy and wet.
MARINE LIFE:
  • Spectacular encrustation of noble coral, soft corals, colonial ascidians, sea fans and particularly sponges on the lower sides and underside of the rock, with large red-bait pods on the upper areas.
  • The low flat rocks are mostly covered with encrusting sponges, urchins, grey sea cucumbers and a few low growing split-fan kelp.
BEST TIME TO DIVE:
  • October - May. The site is usually at it's best in summer, but there are also occasional opportunities in autumn and early winter.
GROUP SIZE:
  • Minimum of 4 freedivers and a maximum of 8 freedivers.

FREEDIVE TRIP INCLUDES:

  • 2 Certified Freedive Guides.
  • Boat Fees.
  • Fruit Platter (On the catamaran). 
  • Bottled Water.

FREEDIVE TRIP EXCLUDES:

  • Equipment rental (full set): R420

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