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Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay/Muizenberg Trawlers

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The dive site Muizenberg Trawlers is an offshore recent wreck site in the Muizenberg area on the west side of False Bay, near Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.


Understand[edit]

Position[edit]

S34°06.974 E18°31.398 (from SAN chart - approximate)


This site is in a Marine Protected Area (2004). A permit is required.

Name[edit]

The name "Muizenberg Trawlers" is a description of the site, which is two scuttled trawlers off Muizenberg

Depth[edit]

Maximum depth is about 17?m.

Visibility[edit]

Visibility will to a large extent depend on the surge, as the sand bottom is fine grained and easily disturbed.

Topography[edit]

Geology: Sand bottom.

Conditions[edit]

The site is exposed to swells from the south west and wind and waves from the south east, so should be dived when the swell is very low and preferably of short period. The site is protected from north westerly waves but will catch the north westerly wind.

The site will usually be at it's best in winter on those rare occasions when there is no wind and the sea is flat, but there are also occasional opportunities at other times of the year

Get in[edit]

This site is only accessible by boat, it is about 13.5km from Miller's Point.

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Marine life[edit]

Features[edit]

Two recent steel fishing boat wrecks in ? condition

Photography[edit]

Routes[edit]

Stay safe[edit]

Hazards[edit]

There will be strong surge if there is a long period swell. This area is thought to be on the Great White shark cruising circuit.

Skills[edit]

No special skills required unless penetration is planned.

Equipment[edit]

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