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.

The sand is fairly bare, with a few buried horseshoe cucumbers, some long siphoned whelks, Sand stars, and Puffadder shy sharks.

Stupanj

Stupanj

  • Početnik
Vidljivost 

Vidljivost 

  • 8 m
Strujanje

Strujanje

  • slaba struja 
  • nema struje 
  • jaka struja 

Temperature & Visibility

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

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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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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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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Named for the large rock of the same name on the SAN charts. 550m north of Penguin Point. This is the biggest rock close offshore in Simon’s Town area, and it is unmistakable as a landmark.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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