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Underwater Photo Location: Hakskeen, Hermanus

Underwater Photo Location: Hakskeen, Hermanus

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This is a great dive very close to shore, best accessed by boat though due to the fishing vessels from the harbour. A fabulous pinnacle, that on our occasional good viz days you can see from top to bottom....but generally a 4-7m viz. Excellent for nudibranchs, we have so many species here. I have seen also bronzies on this dive, lots of shy sharks and pajama sharks. generally you go here for macro though. Every inch of the reef is covered in life...in every colour...which yes means it is quite cold. 10 -15 average.
Facts about Hakskeen, Hermanus
  • It is in South Africa
  • Hakskeen, Hermanus is in the Atlantic.
  • The typical depth is 0-30 Metres 0-100 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 3-10 Metres 10-30 Feet.
Dive types
dayboatwall

Marine Life
smallcoral

Diving facilities
air

Photo facilities
macro

by Gemma Dry
It's so dark where we dive, I just loved how this little coral was so vibrant. sometimes it's the little things that make your day :)

by Gemma Dry
Gasflame Nudibranch hanging about upside down on Hakskeen Reef

by Gemma Dry
Double crown nudibranch on Hakskeen Reef

by Gemma Dry
Anemone enjoying the darkness and surge on Hakskeen Reef.

by Gemma Dry
Strawberry anemones, a darker shade than usual and a bit smaller. These were almost a deep orange/red as opposed to the various shades of pinks I normally see.

by Andre Du Preez
Speckled Klipfish - Hermanus, South Africa Canon G16

by Gemma Dry
Study of a basket star. We were blessed with so many subjects on Hakskeen today, but this one stood out the best.
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