Dive Sites – False Bay

Whittle Rock

Whittle Rock is situated in False Bay, approximately 9km from Miller’s Point and 17km from Kalk Bay Harbor. The site is marked with a metal buoy. The rock covers a large area and comes within 3m of the surface. The conditions are usually fairly good and a surge can be expected only when there is…

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The Lusitania (1911)

The wreck of the Lusitania is situated on the eastern side of Bellows Rock which breaks approximately 4km off Cape Point. The closest launch site is Miller’s Point. This is a deep dive with a strong surge near the surface, and only suitable for very experienced divers. The wreck lies in a very exposed area…

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The Clan Stuart (1914)

The 3500 ton Clan Stuart, a British turret steamer, sank during a storm in November 1914. The wreck is close to shore and easily accessible, approximately 4km from the Fish Hoek traffic circle on the Simon’s Town Road. This is a restricted area and permission to dive this wreck must be obtained from the Naval…

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Smitswinkel Bay

The South African Navy scuttled five wrecks in the early 1970’s to form an artificial reef for the sake of scuba divers, right in the middle of Smitswinkel Bay making it one of South Africa’s most challenging wreck dives. They are best reached by an experienced skipper from Kalk Bay or Miller’s Point (4km). The…

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Smits Reef

A Boat Dive to a huge reef with depth ranging from 8 and 30m. With big boulders, it’s a great place to look for small sharks like shy sharks and pyjama sharks. The deeper part of the reef is covered with deep orange sea fans and orgies nudibranchs. Dive BoatDive Included Dive ShoreDive Excluded Depth…

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SAS Pietermaritzburg (1994)

The SAS Pietermaritzburg, or PMB as she is more commonly called is a favourite dive amongst Cape Town divers. She was originally an Algerine class ocean minesweeper called “The HMS Pelorus”, built by Lobnitz of renfrew Scotland and launched on 19 June 1943. While equipped with minesweeping gear, she was primarily assigned to convoy escort…

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Roman Rock

This is a huge rock opposite Simon’s Town and marked by a lighthouse. This site is not often dived and is therefore quite well preserved. This boat Dive takes you to the lighthouse off Simonstown Harbour, a site teaming with invertebrate life and fish typical of the False Bay and Cape waters. Also, a place…

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Pyramid Rock

This site was named after a rock formation with a distinct pyramid shape. This formation drops to water no deeper than 12 meters, making it a dive suitable for all levels. It is a shore dive and consists of many overhangs and swim throughs where you will find beautiful enveloping corals and a large variety of marine…

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Partridge Point

A fantastic boat dive.  The site consists of a huge boulder surrounded by smaller boulders with a number of beautiful swim throughs and caverns of varying sizes usually filled with soft corals, sea urchins, feather stars, orange sea cucumbers, sea anemones and larger fish such as Janbruin and Galjoen. Pipefish are also usually spotted on…

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Outer Castle

This Boat Dive known for it’s encounters with large rays. The dive site has a series of large boulders surrounding a very large boulder which breaks the surface at low tide (known as Outer Castle). There are lots of swim throughs, with the largest being below Outer Castle Rock itself. Dive BoatDive Included Dive ShoreDive Excluded…

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