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Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay/Fish Hoek Reef

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The dive site Fish Hoek Reef is an offshore rocky reef in the Fish Hoek area on the False Bay coast of the Cape Peninsula, in Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.


Understand[edit]

Position[edit]

S34°08.28’ E018°26.70’ (approximately)


This site is in a Marine Protected Area (2004). A permit is required.

Name[edit]

The name "Fish Hoek Reef " is a geographic discription.

Depth[edit]

Maximum depth is about 15m. Average depth is likely to be about 8m.


Topography[edit]

Geology: Sandstone reef probably of the Peninsula formation.

Conditions[edit]

Facilities[edit]

None.

Get in[edit]

A long swim shore dive (about 550m) or a boat dive from Simon’s Town or Miller’s Point



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Marine life[edit]

Photography[edit]

Routes[edit]

No particular routes recommended.

Stay safe[edit]

Hazards[edit]

Anyone considering doing this as a shore dive should be aware that Great White sharks have been seen cruising this area.

Skills[edit]

No special skills required.

Equipment[edit]

A compass is recommended if this is done as a shore dive.

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