Scuba diving in Pyramid Rocks
Pyramid Rock is a popular dive site in Cape Town, mainly dived because of frequent sitings of seven-gill and cow sharks. The site features a rock pyramid that rises about 1m/3ft above the water, and consists mainly of granite boulders surrounded by sand. The predominant covering is kelp forest, with a few orange wall sponges and other soft marine growth. As the terrain is covered with kelp, it is worth saving a bit of air to return to the exit point on a compass course. The invertebrate life is colorful and abundant, also there are quite a few big reef fish populating this site. Good site for fish watching and macro photography.
When to go
Diving is possible throughout the year, although it is better during the winter time (between June and September) due to less wind. The summer water temperatures range between 12-20C/53-68F while the winter water temperatures stay between 8-15C/46-59F.
What to see
A rock pyramid that rises about 1m/3ft above the water, and consists mainly of granite boulders surrounded by sand. Marine species include rays, small octopuses, red steenbras, janbruin, blacktails, spotted Gully shark and many more.