The naming of these various dive sites were historically done by Jacques Alberts and African Waters Scuba divers when they operated in the area. Since J-Bay Scuba started operating in the area, there were also several new spots that were added to the mix. We are always discovering new dive sites and will add and update them on this page from time to time.

Pope's toes

The toes are not too far from the nose. This spot is just next to Pope's Nose and Walls and we happened upon it by drifting off the dive site we intended to dive.

Pope's nose

The aptly named Pope's nose is a spot close to a rock that looks like the tail of a fried chicken, or pope's nose. We've been around it on several occasions, but have not taken a photo of the actual rock. If you happen to dive it again and spot it, please take a photo so we can have it on record. ;-)

The site has several towering columns of reef, and the usual gullies found all over our dive spots with sand patches and flat reef areas.

We had a fantastic dive on Pope's nose on 15 December 2021 - Nakita took some photos for us.




Walls is a dive site we discovered during the 2019 / 2020 season. We were diving nearby Pope's nose, one of the other sites, and there was quite a surface current. The divers took a while to get together and sort their boyancy out after they dropped, and they ended up doing the dive at a completely different spot. When they surfaced, Jacques Alberts immediatly said we should mark the spot and come back again. We ended up going to visit Walls for many dives, and it has never dissapointed. The max depth on the bottom is 16m, and ther are several high walls that go as shallow as 7m.


Seal Point Reef

Seal Point is situated south east of the Seal Point light house at Cape St Francis. The reef is quite wide and runs for about 2 km into the ocean which offers a variety of dive sites on one reef. Depths from 28m deep on the Northern side of that progresses to 12m and then a plato on 16m. Huge red bait grows here and to appreciate their size one needs to dive this site. This is a very colorful reef with loads of fish and sea life.

Shark Point Pinnacle

Shark Point Pinnacle is close to the first rocky outcrop that you will encounter when turning right after heading out of Port St. Francis. The top of the pinnacle starts at a depth of 28 m and drops down to 47m. At a depth of 33m the pinnacle flattens out and forms a nice big reef which drops down again to 37m, with another drop to the bottom. Huge white brain corals, brittle stars, fans etc. on the top parts of this reef. In a southern direction. Once you leave the pinnacle section of the reef a wall awaits you that is approximately 12m high and very wide. Schools of Cape Salmon have been found on this reef. Heading closer to shore, there are also a couple of undocumented wrecks of smaller vessels.

We would like to dive these spots more, and hope to update photos soon.

Moonrock Reef

Our latest find is this unspoilt reef, Moonrock Reef. At an average depth of 25m the reef is rather flat with an abundance of micro life living between the rock and sandy patches. To the north east the reef forms a drop of about 2m. Fish life is amazing with big Jan Bruin, Red Roman and more. Octopus, sponges, corals, nudi's, squirts to name a few. A few pics of the reef...

Namakwa Reef

Our latest find. Laying in 20m water further east on the Long Mile Reef off JBay is this flower pot. The amount of colour on this reef makes you think of the flowers of Namaqa Land. Mostly covered in pink with blue and orange squirts, hard and soft corals, ferns, nudi's, anenomy and much more.


Flat Rock Reef

Flat Rock Reef:

Situated about 700m east of Rock Cod reef. Smaller sandy gullies, running from east to west at the bottom of 16 meters with rock walls of 4 to 5 m. The reef has wide flattish tops at a depth of about 12m which makes it a lovely reef to take photos on. Gullies are about 3m wide and the odd Raggie has been spotted. Lots of anenomy, corals, squirts etc.

Here's a video taken by Paul Roets

Pramberg Reef

A nice boat ride of about 8km to get to the reef. A deep drop of 35m going down to 37m with nice big patches of reef with white sandy patches between the rock formations where Geelbek and other fish wait for their prey to cross the reefs where they snatch them up as they cross the sandy spots. Huge brittle starts of about 50cm in size sitting on giant ferns.