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Shore Entry – House Reefs

Plettenberg Bay

Activity Description

There are a variety of shallow house reefs which are only a short swim from the shore directly in front of the dive centre, alive with marine life – a photographer’s paradise.


Redbait Reef:
Depth: 6–9m

Redbait Reef is Plettenberg Bay’s house reef, is a delightful introduction to the area and conditions. Juvenile reef fish, cuttlefish and shysharks are regularly spotted amongst the colourful anemones, urchins and sponges. Easily accessible from the shore this site offers lots of natural light for photography and is suitable for beginners.

Shallow Blinders:
Depth: 10–13m

A short swim from the shore in Plettenberg Bay lies a trio of pinnacles that is a photographer’s paradise! This large reef is home to many fish species and is a nursery in the summer months. Summer also brings the ragged-tooth sharks to this reef; however pajama sharks, leopard sharks and puffadder shy sharks are spotted all year round. Sightings of rays, cuttlefish and boxfish on the swim out are common and nudibranchs, octopus, sea spiders and scorpion fish inhabit the reef itself, making it ideal for macro photography.

The Wall:
Depth: 10–13m

As part of the Blinders reef, The Wall is worth the slightly further swim. Rising from 10m to just below the surface and covered in many species and colours of soft coral – Strawberry Anemones share space with Blue Choirboys, Orange Wall Sponge and Multi-Colour Coral, painting a dramatic underwater landscape.


ProviderPro Dive - Plettenberg Bay
DurationOpen Ended
WhenClosed on Christmas and New Years
WhereBeacon Isle Resort, Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay
WeatherAll trips are weather dependent and conditions will be checked on the morning of your activity, one our prior to arrival time. Please note that if the weather conditions are not suitable for diving the Charter can be cancelled on the morning of the dive.
What to WearSwimming Costume and Towel & Diving Gear (if you have your own)
Things to BringIt is essential to bring along your Dive certification card / logbook to verify your qualification. If you are not carrying these items & are a PADI certified diver, to avoid disappointment please contact us ahead of time so that we can verify your certification on the PADI Website.
Guests or Spectators


Minimum Age10 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelFit
QualificationsOpen Water Diver / Discover Scuba Diving Course Prior To Dive
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelAccomplished

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsGuide (PADI Divemaster)

Soft Gear Hire Only (Wetsuit, Mask/Snorkel & Fins): R200
Scuba Gear Hire Only (BCD & Regulator): R200
Tank & Weightbelt: R150
Full Gear Hire: R490
Note: Gear Hire Rates are quoted per day & not per dive




Conveniently located at the Beacon Isle Resort, Pro Dive Diving centre – situated on the central beach of Plettenberg Bay


2 hours
You will be met on arrival by our experienced Dive Guide who will sign you in and assist with fitting your Scuba & Snorkel gear (changing rooms and lockers are available on site).Once you are all kitted up we will receive a full dive briefing from your dive guide. Thereafter we enter by shore for a short swim to our dive site for a 45 minute relaxing dive. On arrival back at Pro Dive our facilities include changing rooms and shower facilities where can freshen up after your your amazing dive experience.

Customer Reviews

Great service delivery from Pro-dive, friendly and professional, but be warned the shore entry dives are hard work. - Rual Abreu

Professional and well organised. An excellent dive experience. Dive guide knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the dive site. - Fleur Hanekom

I did 2 dives with my son who had recently qualified as an openwater 1 diver. Pro Dive and Nikki were great, friendly and professional and we both loved it. We hope to be back soon Thank you so much - Uri marks

Very professional, friendly dive guide. Very safe. - Fleur

Professional service from a well run diving centre. Friendly staff with a no fuss attitude. I enjoyed my dive very much and look forward to doing the Advanced course soon. - Walter Voigt

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