© iStock/Alexcpt Diving in Western Cape Western Cape is one of nine South African provinces and it is located on the southwest coast of the country. It is the fourth largest province by area in South Africa at 129,449 square kilometers (49,981 square miles), but with over 6.5 million people, is the third most populated. Of these six million plus people, around 4 million of them live in the metro area of the province’s largest city, Cape Town. This region has a coastline that stretches out into both the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean, creating two distinctive dive experiences, from the Cape of Good Hope on the Atlantic side to False Bay in the Indian Ocean. Expect some heavy currents and amazing shark encounters, as well as wonderful wrecks providing artificial reefs in False Bay. If you’re feeling truly brave there is even the chance to take part in cage diving with great white sharks, which is certainly not for the faint-hearted. Whether you prefer rocks and reefs of perhaps sandy sea beds or kelp forests, you’ll find it all here, with some beautiful protected areas to explore as well. Diving in year-round, although temperatures are cooler in the winter months of June to August. Featured places to go in Western Cape © MaresLangebaanLangebaan offers a wide range of both shore diving and boat diving.Learn more © ScubaproCape TownIn Cape Town, there are wrecks in all different water conditions and at different depths so there are wrecks for divers of every level to explore.Learn more © ScubaproSimonstownSimon’s Town offers plenty of shipwrecks to explore in this False Bay which had been a major shipping port for many years.Learn more © ScubaproGordons BayGordon’s Bay is home to many diving clubs, schools, and centers so it is an ideal location to get your start in diving in South Africa.Learn more Dive Sites in Western Cape Discover the wonders of the deep with SSI's blog Join us on an exciting journey of discovery and learn more about exhilarating diving adventures, dedicated conservation initiatives, and innovative educational opportunities that will help you illuminate the extraordinary beauty of the underwater world. Let's explore the underwater world together and delve into the hidden wonders beneath the gentle waves.