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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]].
 
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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==Understand==
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==Get in==
 
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===Access===
 
Easiest as a boat dive, though it is possible to do it as a shore dive from [[Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay/Container Bay|Container Bay]].
 
 
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===Position===
 
===Position===
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]].
 
Slightly to the west of the north headland of [[Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay/Container Bay|Container Bay]].
  
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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===Facilities===
 
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Easiest as a boat dive, though it is possible to do it as a shore dive from [[Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay/Container Bay|Container Bay]].
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No special equipment recommended.
 
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Latest revision as of 22:10, 10 March 2012

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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Understand[edit]

Position[edit]

S34°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. A permit is not required.

Name[edit]

The name "Mike's Point" is derived from the name of one of the divers who lived nearby and explored this area.

Depth[edit]

Maximum depth is about 20m.


Topography[edit]

Rugged ridges and gullies of sandstone.


Conditions[edit]

Facilities[edit]

None.

Get in[edit]

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


See[edit][add listing]

Marine life[edit]

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


Photography[edit]

Routes[edit]

No particular route recommended.

Stay safe[edit]

Hazards[edit]

No site specific hazards known.

Skills[edit]

No special skills required.

Equipment[edit]

No special equipment recommended.

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