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THE PAQUITA

Average Depth : 4 metres

Max. Depth : 20 metres

Features :  The Paquita, a German iron barque sunk after running ashore and filling with water on the east side of the famous heads in Knysna in 1903. The wreck is in beautiful condition with anchors clearly visible and many other things to discover. The reefs boast beautiful corals especially on the iron plates and inverterbrate life and plenty of marine growth inhabit the area. Seahorses can at times be seen here. Night dives can be done on this dive site.

PAQUITA DRIFT DIVE (OFFERED BY THE HEADS ADVENTURE CENTRE)

Average Depth : 4 metres

Max. Depth : 20 metres

Features : Heads Adventure Centre offer the Drift Dive through The Knysna Heads that passes over the Paquita Wreck. Information is the same as the Paquita Wreck Dive.

THE PHANTOM WRECK

Average Depth :  5 metres

Max. Depth :  6 metres

Features :  Apparently being the wreck of the Piesang, this wreck has been named the Phantom Wreck due to the circumstances in which it was found on a drift dive and then the struggle to find it again after.  Best to be done with a dive centre that knows where it is situated or you could be swimming in circles.

THESEN'S JETTY

Average Depth : 6 metres

Max. Depth : 10 metres

Features :  After wading through the garbage, the beautiful delicate sea horses under the jetty make this dive well worth while.

DAGLEISH BANK

Average Depth : 30 metres

Features : The largest pinnacle lies 27 metres below the surface and is covered in beautiful corals and has an abundance of game fish.

EAST CAPE REEF

Average Depth :  20 metres

Max. Depth : 24 metres

Features :  The caverns and drop offs are a breathtaking experience with the blankets of corals.   Ragged tooth sharks are a common site along with game fish and rays.

THE FAIRHOLME

Average Depth : 10 metres

Max. Depth : 13 metres

Features : After catching alight off Cape Agulhas, the Fairholme drifted all this way before sinking here. (1 April 1888).  All that remains is the skeleton of the ship but makes a pleasant dive.

BRUCE SE BANK

Average Depth :  25 metres

Max. Depth : 31 metres

Features  :  This reef can definitely be classified as one of the most beautiful.  Much is to be seen including the cauliflower soft corals and bright invertebrate life inhabiting the pinnacles.

 
 

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