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The dive site '''Buffels Bay''' is a shoreline rocky reef in the Buffels Bay area on the [[Cape Peninsula]], near [[Cape Town]] in the [[Western Cape]] province of [[South Africa]].
 
The dive site '''Buffels Bay''' is a shoreline rocky reef in the Buffels Bay area on the [[Cape Peninsula]], near [[Cape Town]] in the [[Western Cape]] province of [[South Africa]].
  
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This site is usually dived from the shore, as the access is easy, though there is a slipway at the site.
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There is adequate paved off road parking at the site.
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Entry and exit is usually at the small sandy beach just to the north of the rocky shoreline of the dive site. This is easy walking distance from the parking and the path is obvious. There may be surf at the entry point, whic can make access difficult or hazardous.
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This site is in a Marine Protected Area (2009). A permit is  required.
 
This site is in a Marine Protected Area (2009). A permit is  required.
  
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Off road parking in reasonable security (lock your car, the baboons know how to open the doors), Toilet facilities, slipway, beach, tidal pool and picnic area. Fires may be made in designated fireplaces.
 
Off road parking in reasonable security (lock your car, the baboons know how to open the doors), Toilet facilities, slipway, beach, tidal pool and picnic area. Fires may be made in designated fireplaces.
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==Get in==
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This site is usually dived from the shore, as the access is easy, though there is a slipway at the site.
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There is adequate paved off road parking at the site.
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Entry and exit is usually at the small sandy beach just to the north of the rocky shoreline of the dive site. This is easy walking distance from the parking and the path is obvious. There may be surf at the entry point, whic can make access difficult or hazardous.
  
 
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No special equipment required. If boats are operating from the slipway a surface marke buoy may be prudent.
 
No special equipment required. If boats are operating from the slipway a surface marke buoy may be prudent.
  
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The dive site Buffels Bay is a shoreline rocky reef in the Buffels Bay area on the Cape Peninsula, near Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.


Contents

Understand

Position

S34°19.217' E018°27.73'


Between the slipway at Buffels Bay and the small sandy beach just to the north.

This site is in a Marine Protected Area (2009). A permit is required.


Topography

Conditions

Facilities

Off road parking in reasonable security (lock your car, the baboons know how to open the doors), Toilet facilities, slipway, beach, tidal pool and picnic area. Fires may be made in designated fireplaces.

Get in

This site is usually dived from the shore, as the access is easy, though there is a slipway at the site.

There is adequate paved off road parking at the site.

Entry and exit is usually at the small sandy beach just to the north of the rocky shoreline of the dive site. This is easy walking distance from the parking and the path is obvious. There may be surf at the entry point, whic can make access difficult or hazardous.

See

Marine life

Photography

Routes

Stay safe

Hazards

Surf entry and exit may be a problem if the swell is high. There is a slipway where skiboats can be launched, so there is a possibility of boat traffic.

Skills

No special skills required.

Equipment

No special equipment required. If boats are operating from the slipway a surface marke buoy may be prudent.

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