Scuba diving in Raggies Cave

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From Boat
Diver level
Average: 12 m
Maximum: 18 m
Average: 10 m
Maximum: 30 m
Raggies Cave is a large cave and the best spot to view big groups of ragged-tooth sharks during the winter months. There is an important etiquette rule that visiting divers should know – though sharks are not overly aggressive, divers may not enter the cave when the sharks are in residence. But there is a great viewing area near the entrance, where divers can safely watch the activities of the sharks. The moment the sharks leave the cave, divers can enter and explore its interior and also look for sharks teeth in the sand.

When to go

The average water temperature ranges from 22C/71F in July to 27C/80F in February. The best time for diving this site is between June and November. Visibility usually stays between 5m/16ft and 40m/131ft.

What to see

Bull sharks, potato groupers, morays, turtles, scorpionfish, stonefish and a variety of juvenile reef fish can be seen around this site. Divers may choose to finish the dive on the shallow reef-top, admiring nudibranchs, sponges, cup corals and thistle corals.

Reachable from

Scottburgh, Umkomaas

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