Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay/Fan Reef
(reasons to dive at this site)
Name "Fan Reef"
The reef is named for the large numbers of gorgonian sea fans found there.
The site is about half way between Miller's Point and Castle Rocks and is on the 30m depth contour. It is about 1.1 km from the shore directly to the west.
This site is in a Marine Protected Area (2009)
Access to this site is only by boat. The distance from Miller's Point slipway is about 1.8km.
The site is moderately protected from south westerly swell. South east chop may make it unpleasant on the surface, but it may be quiet below the wave base. Generally considered a winter dive site but there are also occasional opportunities in autumn and spring.
The bottom is generally from (shallow to deep), (exceptions)
Granite of the late Pre-Cambrian Peninsula pluton Ordovician sandstone of the Table Mountain group, probably ‘’Peninsula’’ formation, but possibly the underlying ‘’Graafwater’’ formation. (period, formation, description) (Strike, dip) (special comments)
(general site topography)
(sector 1 if applicable)
No site specific hazards have been reported. (site specific hazard list: Access, sea conditions, weather conditions, other)
(any special skills required, suitability for novices. snorkelling)
(fitness level for shore entry)
(suitability for night dives, other special dives)
(photographic equipment suggestions)
Marine life (and features)
(general indication of biodiversity: Fish, Invertebrates, algae)
Views of the site from the shore.