Freedive Sandy Cove

R 330.00

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 DESCRIPTION

CERTIFICATION 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.
DEPTH:
  • The bottom is generally shallow, with a maximum depth of about 4m on the sand and 9m around the surrounding rocks.
TOPOGRAPHY:
  • 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.
CONDITIONS:
  • 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.
MARINE LIFE:
  • 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.
BEST TIME TO DIVE:
  • October - May. The site is usually at it's best in summer but there are also occasional opportunities during autumn and early winter.
GROUP SIZE:
  • 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.
    • Snacks.

    FREEDIVE TRIP EXCLUDES:

    • Equipment rental (full set): R420

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