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Diving in Mossel Bay

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When to go to Mossel Bay

Climate is mild in Mossel Bay. The warmest period is from September to April, with average air temperatures between 24-26C/75-78F and an approximate water temperature of 25C/77F. Usually this period is the most advisable for visiting the country. The coolest months are from May to August, characterized by average air temperatures of 17-19C/62-66F. Diving is not spoiled by currents, which are moderate here, approximately 1 knot. 


What to see

Marine life is spectacular and makes scuba-diving around Mossel Bay very interesting. It is a hot-spot for observing white-tip sharks. Besides, local dive sites are rich in anemones, seals, octopi, crayfish, crabs and damselfish.

Scuba diving in Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay is a small harbor town in Western Cape, South Africa. Its name was created by Dutch shipping merchants and referred to the amount of mussels around. It was preserved through years and came to us even despite of numerous British invasions. The destination became a popular place with thousands of tourists, which come to Mossel Bay to admire local striking nature. Hills of Outeniqua Mountains, covered with fynbos, miles-stretched beaches and the Indian Ocean waters create a magnificent image. Despite the budget, everyone will find suitable accommodation, interesting activities and lots of attractions. The local underwater beauty makes diving one of the greatest activities in Mossel Bay. Divers can check out rock-formations scattered around the coastline with the abundance of sea-fans, sponges and colorful coral congregations. Diving in Mossel Bay is presented by lots of caves, crevices, clefts, channels and swim-throughs. Apart from observing natural wonders, divers can try shallow diving, shark diving and even wreck diving. Depth range is great and suitable for divers of all levels – 3-30m/9-98ft. Dive sites are accessible by boat.

Most popular dive sites

Diving in Mossel Bay is possible in the following dive sites: Santos Reef, Mitch’s Reef, Sponge Reef, Phluffy Reef, Butterfly Wall, Windvogel Reef and Dollosse. All of them are presented by colorful coral reefs.