Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay/Rocky Bank

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Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay : Rocky Bank
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The dive site Rocky Bank is an offshore rocky reef in the mouth of False Bay, near Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.


Get in

Map of the site

Access

This site is only accessible by boat. It is about 24km from Miller's Point slipway, or 37km from Gordon's Bay.

Position

S34°24.73 E18°35.57 (approximately)


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

Understand

Name

The name "Rocky Bank" is recorded on the SA Navy charts of the area.

Depth

The top of the bank is at about 22m. The chart suggests that the area shallower than 30m is about 2 square kilometres.


Topography

This is a large area, and probably varies considerably from place to place.


Geology: Probably sandstones of the Table Mountain series

Conditions

See

Marine life

Photography

Suggested Routes

Stay safe

Hazards

Cold water possible,. Strong winds may develop over a short time.

Skills

Equipment

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