Difference between revisions of "Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay/Buffels Bay"
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This site is in a Marine Protected Area (2004). A permit is required.
The name "Buffels Bay" is name of the small bay of which the dive site is a part.
Fairly shallow , less than 10m.
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.
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.
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.
No special skills required.
No special equipment required. If boats are operating from the slipway a surface marke buoy may be prudent.