Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay/Pie Rock
The dive site Pie Rock is a rocky reef in the Cas;e Rocks area on the Cape peninsula side of False Bay, near Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Information is provided which may assist in planning Recreational and Research Scuba diving at this site, and links to photographs of marine organisms that have been found there.
It is a spectacular dive in good visibility, and large numbers of fish may be seen.
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The site is called Pie Rock because one of the larger rocks in the area looks a bit like a giant wedge of pie.
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This site is (NOT) in a Marine Protected Area (2009)
The site is generally considered a boat dive. Launch at Miller’s point. It could be dived from shore entry at Castle Rocks, but would require a 750m swim each way. Use a SMB as boat traffic in the area can be heavy on a good day. Bearing from Castle Rocks north entry approximately 120° magnetic.
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Maximum depth is about 25m. Top of the pinnacle is at 5m. Average depth on a dive is about 15m.
Granite of the Pre-Cambrian Peninsula pluton.
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Views of the site from the shore.