BALCONY

South Africa, Western Cape

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Balcony is a quiet dive site that is mostly used as a training site. It's a shallow and sheltered dive spot with almost always pleasant conditions. Balcony consists of sandy bottoms, rocks and kelp forests full of invertebrates. It's not a dive site where you will find a lot of large marine life. Yet there is more than enough to discover. You'll see cuttlefish, jellyfish, sponges and various sorts of nudibranch.

Particulars

Balcony is accessible from the shore. The road from the parking lot to the water is rocky. There are two entry point, both located in a sheltered spot. Dive in westerly direction to discover the dive area of Balcony.

Warnings

Balcony is located on a rocky shore. Difficult rocky entry points. The surf can increase significantly in northwest winds.

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BALCONY Features

Nicknames
Balcony
Address
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Parking
Sufficient parking
Distance
150 m.
Suitable for
All levels, scuba diving practice
Permit
N.v.t. / NA
Access
Free access
Facilities
None
Water
Salt
Kind of dive
Shore dive, reef dive
Current
Limited
Visibility
5 - 15 m.
Average visibility
8 m.
Depth
10 m.
Bottom
rotsen,zand
Life
Cuttlefish, nudibranch, comb jelly, red gurnard
Other recreation
Boating, yachting

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