A field marine station situated on the shore of False Bay, Cape Town.

The Cape RADD Marine Field Station is situated on the shores of False Bay, Cape Town and is a platform to host field projects in a logistical, advisory or training capacity, and provide training programs for early career scientists.
We aim to facilitate regional and international collaboration with multidisciplinary expertise to assist with marine conservation research and education for the False Bay ecoregion. Training the next generation of field scientists and conservationists.

Our research / Laboratory Equipment

  • Plankton nets & sieves
  • Baited Remote Underwater Video system
  • Microplastic Manta Trawl
  • BRUV
  • Flow meters & sensors
  • Stereo dissecting microscope
  • microscope (x1 compound, x2 dissection, eye piece camera display)
  • Fridge & freezer
  • Fully equipped dive center
  • Compressor
  • Cameras + GoPro’s

Cape RADD can also arrange specific research equipment from local contacts if necessary for individual research needs.

Boats & Vehicles

All the necessary infrastructure you may need, in one place. In addition to the Ocean Hub headquarters, Cape RADD also operate:

  • 8m diving semi rigid hull inflatable boat (12 pax capacity)
  • Land Rover Defender 90 equipped with tow bar
  • x3 Ford Rangers
  • VW Transporter flat back truck
  • Trailer

Other vehicles can be organized on request if necessary

SSI Scuba diving center and Servicing

Our sister company Impact Divers operate from the same building and support our research team where needed. Impact Divers provide all the equipment necessary for dive expeditions, can supply new equipment and accessories as well as servicing of dive equipment. Impact Divers offer all SSI standard diving certifications and specialties for diver training and professional development.

Media Talent, support + Logistics

Cape RADD offer logistics and support for film shoots or location scouting for productions in the marine environment. We have an experienced team of marine biologists and commercial divers with knowledge of the local area, as well as dive equipment and boat options. We have also featured in various media productions.


We can accommodate varying sized groups and teams (up to 65+ people). We have accommodation well established contacts for various sized accommodation in Simon’s Town and the surrounding area.