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Shore Dive - House Reef

Port Elizabeth

Activity Description

Shore entries are guided by a Pro Dive professional and takes place from our beach office, which is ideally situated at Hobie Beach and is one of Port Elizabeth’s Blue Flag beaches. An easy shore entry where you can get to see lots of soft coral, a variety of fish especially juvenilles, octopus, crabs, sandsharks, shysharks and rays. Maximum depth of 7m.

The Dive Sites:

Shark Rock Pier

Depth: 3-8m
Qualification: All Levels
The Pier is surrounded by small scattered reefs providing an enjoyable shore entry directly in front of the Pro Dive Hobie Beach office. Yellow-Bellied Rock Cod, rays, sandsharks and catfish have been spotted amongst the large sea fans and corals on these patches of reef.

Slipway & Postmans

Depth: 2-8m
Qualification: All Levels
This is an easy shore entry and great for night dives.
The Humewood Slipway is an iron and cement structure which was built as an old dry dock used for ship repairs prior to the construction of the harbour in the 1930‘s. You can expect to see a wide variety of fish darting amongst the steel structures which are covered in brightly coloured sponges, soft corals and sea fans.

Devils Reef

Depth: 3m-8m
Qualification: All Levels
A short 150m swim to this vibrant reef that plays host to a variety of fish such as Blacktail and Strepies. The reef is made up of tightly cropped soft corals, sponges, seaweeds and sea fans. Numerous rays have been spotted here on the sandy gullies in among the rocky outcrops.

Min Temperature: 14 degrees Celsius (July/August)
Max Temperature: 20/22 degrees Celsius (December/January)
Depth (in meters): 6m – 40m
Visibility (in meters): 1 – 20m+
Recommended wetsuit: 5mm or 7mm & hoodie


Duration2 hours
WhenAll year round.
WherePro Dive - Hobie Beach - Port Elizabeth
WeatherTrips will be cancelled in the event of unfavorable sea conditions.
What to WearSwimwear
Things to BringSwimwear, Scuba Gear, sunscreen, towel
Guests or SpectatorsN/A


Minimum Age10 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsMinimum Resort Course Qualification
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsInclusions : Dive guide
ExclusionsFull Gear (Scuba and Soft Gear), Cylinder, Airfill/s


Conveniently located in the Red Windmill at Hobie Beach, Summerstrand (Shark Rock Pier)

2 hours
The choice of shore dive site will be decided on the day based on the weather and sea conditions.

You will be met on arrival by our experienced Dive Guide who will sign you in and assist with fitting your Dive Gear (changing rooms and lockers are available on site). Once every-one has geared up, the group will take a short stroll to the beach where you be given a briefing by the dive guide on the dive site. 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 completing your dive.

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