THE CORAL REEFS IN PORT ELIZABETH BURST WITH COLOUR – REDS, ORANGES, YELLOWS AND PURPLE AS ONE MEANDERS THROUGH THE DEEP GULLIES, ALONG SIDE DROP OFFS AND OVER PINNACLES - The marine life is characterised by colourful soft corals and the concentration of species is unbelievable. One can often spend a whole dive covering only a very small area because there is so much diversity. Fish life is abundant and game fish are often seen.
Algoa Bay is on the migration route of many large mammals and sites of humpback and southern right whales, dolphins, seals and jackass penguins, often interrupt boat trips. Sometimes divers are lucky to see these species underwater together with turtles, rays and shark species.
The gully formation of many of the reefs is an ideal habitat for the docile ragged-tooth shark and various catsharks – the pyjama catshark and leopard catshark. PE has a lot to offer all year around and on a good day is rated as some of the best diving in South Africa.
Water Temp: Average 17 degrees
Visibility: Variable 4 -25 M