Freedive Strawberry Rocks
Strawberry Rocks is an inshore rocky reef in the North Oudekraal area on the Atlantic seaboard of the Cape Peninsula, near Cape Town. This is a pleasantly scenic site and there are usually several Cape fur seals to be seen, as well as colourful reef invertebrates.
DIVE SITE DESCRIPTIONCERTIFICATION LEVEL:
- Minimum: Freediver
- Be comfortable to freedive to depths up to 15m.
- The bottom is generally 10m and a maximum depth of 15m.
- Besides the large rocks which break the surface, there are numerous lower submerged boulders around the exposed ones.
- Many of the boulders are situated that there are overhangs, swim-throughs and caves under them, and there are also some deep narrow gaps between rocks.
- Surge can be strong.
- The site is often at it's best during or after south easterly winds, but strong south easterly winds (offshore) can make it difficult to swim back to shore at the surface.
- It is exposed to south westerly swells, and surge can be strong, particularly in the swimthroughs.
- Seals often hang out on the rocks and drop by to investigate during the dive. Kelp forests grow on top of the shallower rocks.
- Walls exposed to the SW and NW swells are relatively bare compared to overhangs, caves and sheltered areas, some of which are very colourful and heavily encrusted with sponges and small sea fans.
- October - May. The site is usually at it's best in summer, but there are also occasional opportunities in autumn and early winter.
- Minimum of 4 freedivers and a maximum of 8 freedivers.
FUN DIVE INCLUDES:
- 2 Certified Freedive Guides.
- Boat Fees.
- Fruit Platter (On the catamaran).
- Bottled Water.
FUN DIVE EXCLUDES:
- Equipment rental (full set): R420