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Revision as of 11:57, 20 August 2011

The dive site MV Daeyang Family is an offshore recent wreck on rocky reef in the Robben Island] area on the Atlantic seaboard of the Cape Peninsula near Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.


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Understand

Position

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

Name

The MV Daeyang Family was a large Korean ore carrier which was wrecked on Whale Rock on 1st March 1986 when anchors dragged in heavy weather, with a cargo of 162000 tonnes of ore.

Depth

The wreck lies at a bottom that varies from about 15m to about 19m. The shallowest point is on top of the engine block ay about 5m. Most of the wreckage is low and not more than 2 to 3m above the underlying reef.


Topography

Geology: Pre-Cambrian sedimentary rock probably of the Tygerberg formation.

Conditions

The site is exposed to wind from all directions and swaells from the north west and southwest, so should be dived when the sea is almost flat, and particularly the south west swell component is short period. The site is usually at it's best in summer but there may also be occasional opportunities in autumn and early winter.

This is an area where a strong south easterly wind sometimes develops in a short time, however the forecasts are usually reliable.


Get in

The site is only accessible by boat. It is about (distance)km from the Oceana Power Boat Club slipway

See

Marine life

Features

Wreckage of a large steel cargo vessel.

Photography

Routes

No specific routes recommended.

Stay safe

Hazards

Strong surge, sharp edged wreckage, cold water.

Skills

No special skills recommended.

Equipment

Good insulation recommended. 7mm wet suit or dry suit.

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