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The site lies approximately 5km from Simon's Town on the Cape Point Road and is one of the more popular shore dives and with reason!  The entry point is a flat rocky plateau below the mast which is visible from the road and which can sometimes be submerged depending on the tide followed by a short 60m swim.

Once you are in the water you decend on a shallow sandy area from where you start your tour through the kelp Forrest and past huge boulders. A few deep holes and overhangs make for interesting swim throughs and colourful invertebrates are plentiful. The smaller of the two rocks has a cave with big sponges.  The site is well suited for night dives. Octopus and cuttlefish are regularly in attendance.

It can however be silted up from time to time, especially at the start of winter. There is often a bit of a surge on the outer side of the big rock, but it is usually calm inshore, especially in winter.

Dive

Boat
Dive

Excluded

Dive

Shore
Dive

Included

Depth

12 m
 

Deep

Diver

Certification Level

Entry Level

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