Scuba diving in Vetch's Pier

Access
From Shore
Diver level
Novice
Depth
Average: not available
Maximum: 22.96 ft
Current
Currents are light, less than 1 knot.
Visibility
Average: 16.4 ft
Maximum: 32.8 ft
Vetchies Pier is an artificial reef that was named after Captain James Vetch. It was created around 80 years ago. This is a shore dive with maximum depth of 7m/23ft. This dive site is particularly good for novice divers, night diving, training purposes, snorkeling, free diving and underwater photography. The only trouble is that there is a lot of boat traffic around and divers should be careful.

When to go

The average water temperature ranges from 19C/66F to 26C/79F. The average air temperature varies from 28C/82F in the summer to 20C/68F in the winter.

What to see

An artificial reef with various soft and hard corals, beautiful shells and numerous reef fish, including wrasse, damsel and surgeon fish, eels and red scorpion fish.

Reachable from

Durban

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