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Dive sites nearby

Waters Edge

This is the point where Simon’s Bay meets the south coast of the Cape Peninsula, and the coastline makes a distinct turn, becoming more exposed to the swell and winds from the southeast. This site is in a Marine Protected Area (2004). A permit is required. The site is entirely inside the Boulders Restricted Zone.

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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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Windmill Beach

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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Roman Rock

Roman Rock can be found on the West Side of Falsebay, it is part of an MPA area, please have your permit available. Site has a flat coarse shelly sand bottom with large boulders and outcrops. The long axis of the reef runs roughly east to west and is about 400 m long and 110 m wide.

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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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A-frame

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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Long Beach Simons Town

Due to the shape of the harbour, Long Beach is well protected from most winds and waves. This dive site has a maximum depth of about 18 meters. This dive site does not require a boat ride and is a great shore dive.

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SS Clan Stuart (Wreck)

The dive site SS Clan Stuart is an inshore historical wreck in Simon’s Town area on the False Bay coast of the Cape Peninsula. The “SS Clan Stuart”, a 3500-ton British turret steamer carrying a cargo of coal, ran aground after dragging its anchor in a South East gale on 21 November 1914.

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SAS Pietermaritzburg, wreck

The SAS Pietermaritzburg dive site is a recent wreck in the Miller’s Point area on the False Bay coast. This is an easily accessible wreck in fair condition, but deteriorating rapidly. The wreck is of some historical interest but is not protected by legislation. This site falls within an MPA.

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