Freedive Sandy Cove
As its name implies Sandy Cove is a sandy reef with a few rocks in a sheltered bay that makes it perfect for beginner divers or those who want a shore dive with relatively no surface swim.
DIVE SITE DESCRIPTIONCERTIFICATION LEVEL:
- Minimum: Freediver
- Be comfortable to freedive to depths up to 10m.
- The site is very popular as an entry level training venue because it is so well protected.
- The bottom is generally shallow, with a maximum depth of about 4m on the sand and 9m around the surrounding rocks.
- The cove is almost surrounded by large number of granite corestones of various sizes, and has a flat sand bottom. There are several small caves and swimthroughs under the group of large rocks directly opposite the sandy gully.
- Often good during or after south easterly winds. The cove is exposed to north westerly swells, which could produce poor visibility and uncomfortable or hazardous conditions.
- You can expect to see a varity from small shoals of Hottentots, to rocks covered in nudibranch colonies and even a couple of short tail stingrays if you are lucky.
- October - May. The site is usually at it's best in summer but there are also occasional opportunities during autumn and early winter.
- Minimum of 1 freediver and a maximum of 6 freedivers.
FREEDIVE TRIP INCLUDES:
- 2 Certified Freedive Guides.
- Transport to and from the V&A Waterfront.
- Bottle of water.
FREEDIVE TRIP EXCLUDES:
- Equipment rental (full set): R420