Look: There’s an entire world beneath Cape Town’s seas

Posted on 28 March 2023

There’s an entire world that lives beneath the surface of Cape Town’s waters – one teeming with kelp forests, mermaids in the form of free divers, and, of course, the ocean’s very own residents, ranging from gorgeous and majestic to weird and whacky.

Some of us may wish to explore beyond the shores, but we haven’t quite found our flippers yet.

The rest of us landwalkers, however, are quite okay with living vicariously through the brave and the flippered, thanks to their incredible photography and videography skills.

Here are some snaps that’ll ignite your curiosity about underwater Cape Town: 

Picture: @capetownfreediving / Instagram
Picture: @capetownfreediving / Instagram
Picture: @caperadd / Instagram
Picture: @capetownfreediving / Instagram
Picture: @aquariumfoundation / Instagram
Picture: @zandithemermaid / Instagram

If these pictures ignited the sudden urge to get on your goggles, here’s a list of some top freediving locations in Cape Town:

False Bay:

  • Pyramid Rock – Miller’s Point
  • Partridge Point – Simon’s Town
  • The A Frame – Cape Point
  • Boulders Beach

The Atlantic Seaboard:

  • Coral Gardens – Oudekraal Reserve
  • Justin’s Caves and Sandy Cove – Oudekraal Reserve
  • Duiker Island – Hout Bay

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