Scuba diving in The Cathedral

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From Boat
Diver level
Average: 17 m
Maximum: 27 m
Average: 10 m
Maximum: 30 m
Divers can enter the Cathedral through a big archway at the entrance which rises from 27m/88ft up to 18m/59ft into a large crater-like formation, which forms a sizable “room”, about 12m/39ft wide. The site can also be entered through a swim-through located slightly to the north of the archway. Photographers can enjoy taking macro and wide-angle photographs. The site is recommended for experienced divers, it is a multilevel drift dive.

When to go

Water temperatures vary from 19C/66F to 26C/79F throughout the year.

What to see

Coming here divers can admire a magnificent underwater scenery and a wide variety of marine species, including up to 60 sharks, especially during the shark season (although, it is not recommended to swim above the crater during raggie season), rays, emperor angelfish, huge potato bass, turtles, starfish, morays, groupers, lobsters, as well as wonderful sponges, soft corals and more. Also, smaller species such as paper fish, pineapple fish and frogfish can be found at this site.

Reachable from

Scottburgh, Umkomaas

Liveaboards with trips to The Cathedral

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