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Revision as of 19:32, 11 September 2009

The dive site Maidstone Rock is an offshore rocky reef in the Seaforth area on the False Bay coast of the Cape Peninsula, near Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.


Contents

Get in

File:Map or aerial photo
Map (or aerial photo) of the site

Access

Access to this site is by boat, It is about 4.4km from the Miller's Point slipway.

Position

S34°11.581' E018°27.466'


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

Understand

Name

The name "Maidstone Rock"is the name given the to the reef on the SA Navy charts.

Depth

Topography

The reef includes a row of grainite piinacles on moderate size.

Geology: Late Pre-cambrian granite from the Peninsula pluton.

Conditions

The site is usually at it's best in winter but there are also occasional opportunities at other times of the year.


See

Marine life

Photography

Suggested Routes

Stay safe

Hazards

No site specific hazards are known.

Skills

No special skills required

Equipment

No special equipment recommended.

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