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At AMD Odyssey, we tailor make tour itineraries to suit your outdoor abilities.

Want a more terrestrial experience then check out options of hiking, mountain biking and birding in the Garden Route.

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The Garden Route is an ideal location to macro underwater photography.




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Snorkeling Tours
Indulge your spirit of adventure and explore the Garden Route marine ecology.


Snorkeling is the easiest way to explore the marine world. If you can swim, you can snorkel. In the Garden Route there are a number of places to snorkel, each requiring a different level of experience for safe snorkeling.




For the majority of the year water temperatures are mild and require some thermal protection, but in general a 3mm wetsuit is ideal. In summer months from November through to March, as the Mozambican Current brings warm water from the tropics, tropical fish can be found in rock pools and along the rock shoreline.


Strawberry Anemone

It is this thermal transition zone that produces the diversity of marine life in the Garden Route and patient divers will find soft corals, hard coral, numerous invertebrates and even a range of colourful Nudibranchs while exploring the intertidal zone.


A popular and safe place to snorkel is in the rock pools at Gericke's Point 4km west of the village of Sedgefield. There are two option, either to snorkel in the tidal pools at low tide or off the rock shelf in the open water.

False Plum Anemone

The Knysna Lagoon also offers some superb snorkeling, though divers must be cautious of the tides. The best time is to snorkel half an hour before the high tide and to exit as the tide starts going out.


AMD Odyssey offers guided snorkeling tours at both of these locations.


Gericke's Point

The official name is Lions Rock, but locals refer to it as Gericke's Point after a land surveyor from the 1960's who favoured fishing off the rock shelf.

The peninsula has approximately 33 rock pools surrounding it which range in depth from 1.5m to 4m.

Gericke's PointThe best time to snorkel in the tidal pools is during the spring low tide. This is when the water is the clearest and it is similar to swimming in an enclosed aquarium.

The tidal pools are ideal for beginners and and underwater photography with many of the colourful marine life living under the overhanging rock shelves.

OPen waterExperienced free divers can dive in the open ocean on the rocky reefs around the peninsula, but often surf conditions can reduce visibility.

Tours :

Cost : R450.00/person, inclusive of mask and snorkel and fins.

Duration : 1 to 2 hours.

Time : tide dependent

Booking : Mark - 082 213 5931.

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Paquita Wreck, Knysna Lagoon

The Paquita Wreck is a popular dive site for both SCUBA and snorkeling.

Knysna HeadsLocated in front of the East Head Cafe of the navigation beacon, it is located in water ranging from 6m to 16m.

Paquita FreediveIt is best to dive at the turn of the high tide for two reasons. Firstly, from a safety perspective, if the current is going to wash you away, it is better to be swept into the lagoon. Secondly, from a visibility perspective, the incoming tide brings clearer water. Once the tide begins going out it washes lagoon sediment out with it and the water can turn dirty very quickly.

Paquita Wreck diveEntry is in front of the NSRI launch ramp, swimming past the beacon for 25m. Then dive down.

Tours :

Cost : R500.00/person, inclusive of mask, snorkel and fins.

Duration : 1 to 2 hours.

Time : tide dependent

Booking : Mark - 082 213 5931.

Watch video of Paquita Wreck free diving


Snorkeling safety

In the Garden Route it is best to observe the following safety measures :

  1. Always consult the tide tables.
  2. Be aware of spring tides.
  3. If new to a site, observe the currents before entering the water. Currents in the Garden Route are extremely fast and can quickly wash you away if unprepared.
  4. Plan your exit - surf conditions in the Garden Route are notoriously rough and can change in a very short time frame.
  5. Dive with a buddy with similar abilities.
  6. Only dive in your comfort zone and to your abilities.
  7. Heed any shark warnings.
  8. Have a floaty or tether on any handheld equipment.
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