Gauteng is the smallest province in South Africa. Although it is an inland province; there are plenty of scuba diving activities going on here. Bass Lake is located just a few minutes from Johannesburg, the capital of Gauteng. It is an old quarry that was filled with water and it has very calm conditions, no waves. This is why it is a great place to practice your diving skills, suitable for all levels of training. There are also some interesting wrecks lying at its bottom. Miracle Waters is not far, it's a fresh clean lake, naturally replenished by an underwater spring.
Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with the local dive center for safety, additional information, level required for each dive site and without being accompanied by a professional.
All the information provided is purely informative for our readers and shouldn't be used as is to plan your immersion.
Average annual temperature: From 19°C to 29 °C (66 °F to 84 °F).
Average visibility: 19 to 32 feet (6 to 10 meters)
Bass Lake is an ideal place for scuba diving students, with easy entry and exit points. Not only scuba schools and new students visit Bass Lake, but also experienced and advanced divers who want to practice their skills in a safe environment. Its depth ranges from 39 to 91 feet (12 to 28 meters). As its name indicates it is home to some bass fish. There are a few wrecks at the bottom of the lake, a bus, a mine truck, a hang-glider and a helicopter. Due to the low visibility this site can be used for beginner divers to get trained to dive in limited visibility or night dives.
Miracle Waters is another nice spot for all levels of expertise. All diving lessons can be taken in here from confined to open water trainings. The depth is ranging from 39 to 105 feet (12 to 32 meters). Some black bass and various species of kurper inhabit its water.
There are trips offered to other diving destinations like Aliwal Shoal in KwaZulu-Natal province. Its dive sites are home to various marine life, including dolphins, turtles, moray eels, potato bass, reef and pelagic fish, rays and of course many kinds of sharks like bull, tiger, guitar, blackfin and ragged-tooth sharks.
Sodwana Bay is another popular destination with many interesting dive sites. Bottle-nose dolphins, sharks and whale sharks can be spotted at its dive sites.
You can purchase diving equipment at dive shops in Bass Lake. They offer gear rental as well and an air bank plus compressor for air fills. Some stores even do equipment repair.