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===MV Pati===
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===Chelsea North===
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===Cracker===
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===Crossroads===
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===Devil's Reef===
 
====Understand====
 
====Understand====
 
:'''Position:''' &mdash;  
 
:'''Position:''' &mdash;  
:'''Depth:''' &mdash;
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:'''Equipment:''' &mdash; No special equipment recommended
 
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===Thunderbolt Reef===
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===Evan's Peak===
 
====Understand====
 
====Understand====
:'''Position:''' &mdash;  
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:'''Position:''' &mdash; Close to St. Croix island
:'''Depth:''' &mdash; 15 to 30m
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:'''Depth:''' &mdash; 12 to 40m
 
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====See====
 
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:'''Equipment:''' &mdash; No special equipment recommended
 
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===Bell Buoy===
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===Gasmic Gorge===
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===Haerlem Wreck===
 
====Understand====
 
====Understand====
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Navy vessel sunk in 1987
 
:'''Position:''' &mdash;  
 
:'''Position:''' &mdash;  
:'''Depth:''' &mdash; 12 to 18m
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====See====
 
====See====
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:'''Marine life:''' &mdash;  
 
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:'''Skills:''' &mdash; No special skills recommended
 
:'''Skills:''' &mdash; No special skills recommended
 
:'''Equipment:''' &mdash; No special equipment recommended
 
:'''Equipment:''' &mdash; No special equipment recommended
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===Devil's Reef===
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===Mark 4 Safepoint/Mark 4 Wall===
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===Mark 4 Tables===
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===Moonie===
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===MV Pati===
 
====Understand====
 
====Understand====
 
:'''Position:''' &mdash;  
 
:'''Position:''' &mdash;  
:'''Depth:''' &mdash; 7m with pinnacles up to 1m
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:'''Depth:''' &mdash;
 
:'''Topography:''' &mdash;
 
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:'''Equipment:''' &mdash; No special equipment recommended
 
:'''Equipment:''' &mdash; No special equipment recommended
+
 
===Evan's Peak===
+
===Phillips Reef===
 
====Understand====
 
====Understand====
:'''Position:''' &mdash; Close to St. Croix island
+
:'''Position:''' &mdash;  
:'''Depth:''' &mdash; 12 to 40m
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:'''Depth:''' &mdash;
 
:'''Topography:''' &mdash;
 
:'''Topography:''' &mdash;
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====Get in====
 
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:''Boat dive'' &mdash;  
 
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:'''Skills:''' &mdash; No special skills recommended
 
:'''Skills:''' &mdash; No special skills recommended
 
:'''Equipment:''' &mdash; No special equipment recommended
 
:'''Equipment:''' &mdash; No special equipment recommended
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===Haerlem Wreck===
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===Pinnacles===
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===Riy Banks===
 
====Understand====
 
====Understand====
Navy vessel sunk in 1987
 
 
:'''Position:''' &mdash;  
 
:'''Position:''' &mdash;  
:'''Depth:''' &mdash; 21m
+
:'''Depth:''' &mdash; 18 to 40m
 
:'''Topography:''' &mdash;
 
:'''Topography:''' &mdash;
 
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====See====
 
====See====
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:'''Marine life:''' &mdash; Coral and game fish
 
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===Phillips Reef===
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===Suicide Reef===
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===Thunderbolt Reef===
 
====Understand====
 
====Understand====
 
:'''Position:''' &mdash;  
 
:'''Position:''' &mdash;  
:'''Depth:''' &mdash;
+
:'''Depth:''' &mdash; 15 to 30m
 
:'''Topography:''' &mdash;
 
:'''Topography:''' &mdash;
:'''Conditions:''' &mdash; Visibility up to 10m
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====Get in====
 
====Get in====
 
:''Boat dive'' &mdash;  
 
:''Boat dive'' &mdash;  
 
====See====
 
====See====
:'''Marine life:''' &mdash;  
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:'''Marine life:''' &mdash; Orange and lilac hard coral
 
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Revision as of 07:17, 2 October 2010

    This article is a travel topic

This article is intended to provide the already qualified Scuba diver with information which will help to plan dives in the waters around Port Elizabeth, whether as a local resident or a visitor. Information is provided without prejudice, and is not guaranteed accurate or complete. Use it at your own risk.

Contents

Understand

General Topography

Climate, Weather and Sea conditions

The Marine Ecology

Equipment

Respect

Get help

Emergency services

  • Police.
  • Ambulance service
  • Sea rescue
  • Recompression chamber
  • DAN hotline

Get service

Learn

  • Ocean Divers International
  • Prodive

Buy

  • Ocean Divers International
  • Prodive

Rent

  • Ocean Divers International
  • Prodive

Do

  • Ocean Divers International
  • Prodive
  • Wildside diving

Fix

  • Prodive — Cylinder service, inspection and testing.

Service details

  • Ocean Divers International (ODI), 10 Albert Road, Walmer 6065, Port Elizabeth, +27 (0)41 581 5121 (), [1]. Tu-F 9:00AM-5:00PM, Sa-Su 7:00AM-2:00PM. Dive charters, Equipment sales (rental?), Air fills, SSI diver training (Open Water Diver to Instructor)
  • Prodive, 189 Main Road, Walmer 6065, Port Elizabeth, +27 (0)41 581 1144 (, fax: +27 (0)41581 1144), [2]. M-F 8:00AM-5:30PM, Sa 9:00AM-3:00PM. Dive charters, Equipment rental and sale, Air and Nitrox 32% fills, Cylinder servicing, PADI diver training (Open Water to Instructor)
  • Wildside diving, Noordhoek Ski-boat Club, Marine Drive, Port Elizabeth, 082 729 8062, [3]. Scuba diving club — They encourage visitors to join in their social events and invite visitors to dive with them.

Get around

Stay safe

Contact

Dive Sites

Avalanche

Understand

Position:
Depth: — 17 to 26m
Topography: — A large area of rocky reef with a gorge and a sheer wall

Get in

Boat dive

See

Marine life: — Hard coral, sea fans and brittle stars, Red bait on top of the wall, and Pyjama catsharks

Stay safe

Hazards: — No site-specific hazards reported
Skills: — No special skills recommended. Suitable for advanced divers only due to the depth
Equipment: — No special equipment recommended

Bell Buoy

Understand

Position:
Depth: — 12 to 18m
Topography:

Get in

Boat dive

See

Marine life: — Colourful soft coral and a rocky bottom

Stay safe

Hazards: — No site-specific hazards reported
Skills: — No special skills recommended
Equipment: — No special equipment recommended

Chelsea North

Cracker

Crossroads

Devil's Reef

Understand

Position:
Depth: — 7m with pinnacles up to 1m
Topography:

Get in

Boat dive

See

Marine life:

Stay safe

Hazards: — No site-specific hazards reported
Skills: — No special skills recommended
Equipment: — No special equipment recommended

Evan's Peak

Understand

Position: — Close to St. Croix island
Depth: — 12 to 40m
Topography:

Get in

Boat dive

See

Marine life:

Stay safe

Hazards: — No site-specific hazards reported
Skills: — No special skills recommended
Equipment: — No special equipment recommended

Gasmic Gorge

Haerlem Wreck

Understand

Navy vessel sunk in 1987

Position:
Depth: — 21m
Topography:

Get in

Boat dive

See

Marine life:

Stay safe

Hazards: — No site-specific hazards reported
Skills: — No special skills recommended
Equipment: — No special equipment recommended

Mark 4 Safepoint/Mark 4 Wall

Mark 4 Tables

Moonie

MV Pati

Understand

Position:
Depth:
Topography:

Get in

Boat dive

See

Marine life:

Stay safe

Hazards: — No site-specific hazards reported
Skills: — No special skills recommended
Equipment: — No special equipment recommended

Phillips Reef

Understand

Position:
Depth:
Topography:
Conditions: — Visibility up to 10m

Get in

Boat dive

See

Marine life:

Stay safe

Hazards: — No site-specific hazards reported
Skills: — No special skills recommended
Equipment: — No special equipment recommended

Pinnacles

Riy Banks

Understand

Position:
Depth: — 18 to 40m
Topography:

Get in

Boat dive

See

Marine life: — Coral and game fish

Stay safe

Hazards: — No site-specific hazards reported
Skills: — No special skills recommended
Equipment: — No special equipment recommended

Suicide Reef

Thunderbolt Reef

Understand

Position:
Depth: — 15 to 30m
Topography:

Get in

Boat dive

See

Marine life: — Orange and lilac hard coral

Stay safe

Hazards: — No site-specific hazards reported
Skills: — No special skills recommended
Equipment: — No special equipment recommended


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