Partridge Point

Also known as Seal Rock. This site is at the southern edge of the Castle Rocks restricted zone, within the Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area, where no fishing has been permitted for many years, and the result can be seen in the numbers of fish.

Seal Rock is popular with visitors who want to dive with seals. Fish, seals, and a wide range of invertebrates can be seen in surroundings that can be spectacular in good conditions.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 7 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Pinnacle, Needle, Seamount

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

SAS Transvaal (Wreck)

The wreck of the SAS Transvaal lies at an angle on a flat sand bottom. The bow is toward the NE. The wreck is mostly intact, the mast has fallen to port side, Hull structure is collapsing so beware of entering! Best to dive in winter and summer is the worst, current is quite strong.

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SAS Goodhope, wreck

Structure is unstable. Scorpion fish has been spotted, Max depth is 36m of depth. This wreck is the 2nd southern wreck of Smitswinkel bay, Main deck was about 25 m before slowly staring to collapse. Visibility is usually bad around the 20 m mark but clears up upon getting to the deck of the shipwreck.

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SS Oratava, wreck

Highest point on the wreck is about 23 m at the top of the funnel. The vessel has an asymmetrical superstructure, the wreck is in a unstable condition. There is a long raised quarter deck, with a small wheelhouse. The front and top of the wheelhouse is gone leaving the superstructure open.

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Shark Alley

This dive site is only accessible by boat and is approximately 8 km offshore. The average depth at Shark Alley is 3 metres and the maximum depth is 5 metres.

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Millers Point is also known as Shark Alley due to the high numbers of Seven-gill sharks that use to be found here in the kelp forest. This site is in a marine protected area. Make sure you get your diving permit and take nothing other than memories and photos.

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Enter at the rocks on the left and swim toward the two pinnacle rocks out toward the ocean. The smaller rock on the left has a swim-through with three entry points. To the right is a larger rock with lots to see along the wall of the rock. This dive is more for advanced divers.

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Outer Photographers Reef

This is just one of the many smaller offshore reefs in the 20 to 30m depth range that can be found along the coast of False Bay south of the Roman Rock reef complex, where there are a moderate number of scattered granite outcrops of various sizes, many of which are virtually unknown.

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Froggy Pond

This little bay is actually called “Froggy Pond“ on the official maps and charts of the area. In spite of its name, this is a sea dive, and there will be no frogs! Shore dive site which is suitable for training exercises as it is sheltered and has a flat sandy bottom.

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This site has a very easy and protected beach entry and a small cove with a sandy bottom that is suitable for training exercises, while also having a varied topography, diverse ecology, and large area.

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Boulders Beach

Simonstown Boulders is an easily accessible shore dive. The average depth is 6 meters and the maximum depth is 9 meters, so it is a good training dive site for beginners.

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