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Dive Type: Shore Dive Depth: 4-8m Diver Qualification: Open Water Diver

Postman’s reef lies less than 100m from the old Slipway opposite Happy Valley.

It was named after the old post office on top of Brookes Hill that was used as a land marker. This reef can easily be located by aligning the two lampposts on the bridge and the middle pillars of the slipway. 

This site is best dive after a westerly wind when the sea flattens out, making a shore entry easier.  When you enter or exit through the surf keep your mask on your face, because many a mask were claimed by the waves

The reef is fairly flat and starts of at about 4m. As you go further out to sea along the reef the amount reef life increases. The last piece of reef lies at a depth of about 8m.

This part of the dive site in definitely a highlight. The rock is overgrown with soft corals and sea fans and in between the cracks sea barbels and yellow belly rock cods can be seen.

Specie List for Dive site: (PE-AB)-Postman's Reef
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Aplysia juliana (Variable sea hare)
Aplysia oculifera (Spotted sea hare)
Cypraecassis sp (Knobbly helmet shell snail)
Diplodus cervinus hottentotus (Zebra seabream)
Epinephelus andersoni (Catface rockcod)
Marionia sp2 (Blue spot nudibranch)
Panulirus homarus (East coast rock lobster)
Plotosus nkunga (African eel-catfish)
Pomadasys striatus (Striped grunter)
Syngnathus acus (Longsnout pipefish)
Thyone sp (Forest sea cucumber)
Trapania sp1 (White-lined nudibranch)
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eastern cape scuba diving