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Dive Type: Shore dive Depth: 2-10m Diver Qualification: Open Water Diver

Small pier: (East Londen)

How to get there:
The small pier is located on the Orient beach.Follow Esplenade Road and at the wimpy is the entrance gates to the Quanza pools.Sign in there and stop at the Border Undersea Club.
The Dive Guide South Africa (Anton Koornhof) states to get permission from the harbour master but you can also organise with the Border Undersea Club.
 
Dive site:
From the Orient beach you will see the small pier and you have to enter fromt the beach itself.You cannot walk on the pier and enter from there.
Stay to the right of the beach when you enter along the wall,during low tide you will basicly walk right to the site and its best to dive it on high tide.Three quarters towards the wall you can go down and swim along the wall where.you will get to a few blocks and a dropoff to about 12m.
The blocks is about 6m deep.You are not allowed to go around the pier into the harbour side.(strictly forbidden area)
The fish life is really fantastic.Plenty of fish like blue fish,blactail,mullet,stripes and zebra as well as tropical fish like antheas,butterfly and lionfish to be found .(fishing is not allowed on the pier and fish life has bloomed).
Corals are small compared to other sites.

 Riaan Rossouw


 

 
Specie List for Dive site: (EL)-Small Pier
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Specie
Anilocra capensis (Striped fish louse)
Astrocladus euryale (Basket star)
Panulirus homarus (East coast rock lobster)
Polycera capensis (Crowned nudibranch)
Pterois Miles (Devil firefish)
 
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