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The dive site '''Mike's Point''' is an inshore rocky reef in the Rooi-els area on the east side of False Bay, near Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.
  
 
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Easiest as a boat dive, though it is possible to do it as a shore dive from Container Bay.
  
 
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S33°18.75’ E018°48.72’ (estimated from chart)
  
 
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Slightly to the west of the north headland of [[Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay/Container Bay|Container Bay]].
  
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This site is not in a Marine Protected Area (2009). A permit is not required.
  
 
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The name "Mike's Point" is derived from the name of one of the divers who lived nearby and explored this area.
  
 
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Maximum depth is about 20m.
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Rugged ridges and gullies of sandstone.
 
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None.
  
 
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No records available. Probably similar to outer areas of Ankers and Coral gardens.
  
 
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No special skills required.
  
 
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No special equipment recommended.
  
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Revision as of 09:55, 13 September 2009

The dive site Mike's Point is an inshore rocky reef in the Rooi-els area on the east side of False Bay, near Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.


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Get in

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

Access

Easiest as a boat dive, though it is possible to do it as a shore dive from Container Bay.



Position

S33°18.75’ E018°48.72’ (estimated from chart)


Slightly to the west of the north headland of Container Bay.

This site is not in a Marine Protected Area (2009). A permit is not required.

Understand

Topography

Rugged ridges and gullies of sandstone.


Conditions

Facilities

None.

See

Marine life

No records available. Probably similar to outer areas of Ankers and Coral gardens.


Photography

Suggested Routes

No particular route recommended.

Stay safe

Hazards

No site specific hazards known.

Skills

No special skills required.

Equipment

No special equipment recommended.

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