Cape town diving happens on both the Atlantic coast and in False Bay east of the Cape Peninsula. There are plenty of dive centers to choose from that offer full dive training possibilities and trips to the best Cape Town dive sites, including diving with sharks. There are dive centers in the city, but venturing out to the Cape Peninsula or further east along False Bay will bring you up and close to the action.
Pisces Diving is located in Simon’s Town, on the east coast of the Cape Peninsula, with easy access to some splendid dive sites like Castle Rock, or diving with the pre-historic looking cow sharks. They offer a full palette of services, including PADI dive courses, boat charters, tank fills, equipment repair and maintenance.
For shark cage diving in Cape Town, Apex Shark Expeditions is the place to go. Their Great White expeditions run twice daily in season and their trips are big on shark conservation. Besides diving with the great white, Apex offers special expeditions like the Sardine Run and Sharks of South Africa.
Scuba Shack Cape Town is another Cape Peninsula dive center with a genuine enthusiasm and love for scuba diving. They organize local shore dives, snorkeling with seals, and dives with the cow sharks. Their PADI courses run from total beginner to instructor level.
More central in Cape Town and located on the Atlantic coast is Into The Blue Scuba Dive Center. They offer a full range of PADI dive courses, as well as diving local Cape Town dive sites, dives on either side of the Cape Peninsula and special dive trips to dive with the sharks.
At the other side of False Bay, a short drive from Cape Town and in the mountain side residential area of Gordons Bay, Indigo Diving offers SSI training courses, dive trips, a well-stocked store and an extensive knowledge of local diving and marine life.
My only regret about diving with Prodive is not being able to stay long enough to dive with them more! The boat crew was fantastic and really went out of their way to help us have the best experience possible, which included staying out on the water much longer than we were suppose to because there were whales, dolphins, and orcas!
I couldn't have asked for a better experience than what Aliwal Dive Centre provided during three days of tiger shark dives and reef dives on the Aliwal Shoal. Their staff is great and their dive lodge on the property makes it convenient and comfortable to dive and stay with them. I can't wait to go back and dive with them again!