Dive Inn Cape Town Peak Season


Dive Inn Cape Town Peak Season

WOW what a season. Loads of tourists visiting from the states and United Kingdom (mostly cricket supporters) touring and diving in our beautiful city of Cape Town.

Dive Inn Cape Town Peak Season blog is a quick view of what we were up to with some pics of where we have been.

Diving was a bit on the down side with us only being able to do 14 dives in the month. Tours were much more in demand with us doing Cape Peninsula tours, Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch, Constantia winelands, Stellenbosch winelands and even 2 trips to Gansbay / Hermanus for shark cage diving.

Cape Town Peak Season

Table Mountain

On our dives we saw loads of Nudibranchs but did not find any of the resident seven gill cow shark. They have been scarce for a while now. However we were lucky to have spotted the shy gully shark on the dives which helped as a shark dive just makes it more fun. The best is that most of our dives were still done in the warmer waters of False Bay and Walker Bay with temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees Celsius and viz from 5-15 meters. The Atlantic dives had good viz but with 8-10 degrees, BBBRRRRRR.

Dive Inn Cape Town Peak Season

Orange Lined Nudibranch

The only courses we done was PADI discover Scuba Diving and refreshers. The rest was Nudibranch Hunting.

We started early on most of the Cape Peninsula tours to miss the seasonal traffic jams there was hectic lines at Boulders Beach and Cape Point Gate. We even changed the tour routes around to miss the big coaches. Table Mountain unfortunately had ques all the time, even with our pre-booked tickets. I got some good exercise in as I needed to park the touring vehicle miles away from the cable car and running up and down to fetch it in very hot weather. More exercise at Cape Point with hikes up to the light house, erected in 1860. There are about 140 steps to the top of the lighthouse after riding up with the Flying Dutchman Funicular.

Dive Inn Cape Town Peak Season

The penguins at Boulders beach in Simons Town and Stoney Point in Betty’s Bay were always entertaining. The Boulders colony even had some breeding penguins on the beach. Best was to see the eggs in December and in the beginning of January a grey chic looking out between the adults feet.

Dive Inn Cape Town Peak Season

Boulders penguin

In the Winelands some of the Wine farms were very busy as well and on New Year the mission was to get places that are open for our wine hungry tourists. We found a couple and had a great time touring the oldest town in South Africa, the oak town – Stellenbosch.

With so many wine farms to choose from we are really spoiled for choice but saying that we still needed to visit some of the better known estates like Kanon Kop and Klein Constantia.

Dive Inn Cape Town Peak Season

Vineyards

Dive Inn Cape Town Peak Season was a very good, busy month.

So let’s hope 2016 is a good year for our Cape Town and South African Tourism market as our currency value makes it a very good destination to visit.

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Good luck to all South Africans which probably will have a tough year ahead with the current economic environment and bad droughts throughout South Africa.

 


About Carel

Dive Inn provides a personal tour and scuba dive service to travellers in Cape Town with uniquely designed packages to fit to your schedule and requirements. We are committed to ensuring you have a wonderful time in Cape Town above and below the water. Extra services we offer are Department of Labour First aid Training through DAN(divers alert network) and most PADI & RAID scuba dive courses are on offer in Cape Town.We are absolutely mad about SCUBA diving, training and touring in Cape Town. Who better than us to show you the wonders that our waters and surroundings have to offer? We offer boat and shore scuba dives to reefs in and around Cape Town. We can also guide you on night dives as well as wrecks and shark dives BUT specialises in the Macro life and Nudibranch hunting from shore.

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