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The dive site MV Gemsbok is an offshore deep recent wreck in the Sea Point area on the Atlantic seaboard of the Cape Peninsula, near Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.


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Map (or aerial photo) of the site



The 50m 313 tonne bouy tender "MV Gemsbok" capsized and sank about 4km from Green Point Light house on 2nd Seprember 1975 while transferring an anchor chain of a cargo vessel. The chain snagged and the weight of the chain caused the vessel to capsize and sink within minutes. The wreck lies on its starboard side.


Deep dive: Depth on the wreck is reported to be about 65m.


The wreck is said to be substantially intact


Get in

Access to this site is only possible by boat, usually from Oceana Power Boat Club slipway at Granger Bay.


Marine life


Recent steel wreck of buoy and mooring tender vessel in substantially intact condition.



Stay safe


Cold water. Nitrogen narcosis. Decompression sickness, Breathing gas emergencies. Sea and wind conditions changeing during a dive.


Competence in planning and performing technical dives to depths beyond the range of recreational diving. Skill in the use of appropriate equipment and gases for the planned dive. Dives on this site will be decompression dives


Dives on this site should make use of appropriate helium based gas mixes and equipment suitable for the planned profile. Redundancy of gas supply, decompression gases, Backup light, DSMB with reel, redundant buoyancy control, and adequate thermal protection for cold water (dry suits strongly recommended) are necessary. If penetrations are planned, the appropriate equipment must be used.

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