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Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay/Andre se Gat

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The dive site Andre se Gat or Nature Reserve is a shoreline rocky reef in the Rooi-els area on the east side of the Cape Peninsula, near Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.


Understand

File:Map or aerial photo
Map (or aerial photo) of the site

Position

S34°18.25’ E018°48.76’ (approximate – from chart)


This site is not in a Marine Protected Area. A permit is not required.

Name

The name "Andre se Gat" (Andre's Hole) refers to a diving instructor, Andre Botha, who used it frequently in the 1990's. The alternative name "Nature Reserve" refers to the small patch of nature reserve just inshore of the site.

Depth

Maximum depth is reported to be about 25m


Topography

Rocky reef. Gullies, ridges and caves have peen reported.

Geology: Sandstone of the Peninsula formation.

Conditions

Surf and surge are to be expected at the entry areas



Facilities

None.

Get in

Normally a shore entry dive.


Parking is at the side of Rocklands Road, anywhere you can find a spot that does not unduly obstruct the road.


See

Marine life

Photography

Routes

Stay safe

Hazards

Shore access requires a scramble over rocks and a slightly tricky entry and exit.

Skills

No special skills recommended.

Equipment

No special equipment required.

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