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The dive site '''York Shoal''' is an offshore rocky reef in the central part of False Bay, near [[Cape Town]] in the [[Western Cape]] province of [[South Africa]].
 
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*S34°09.367' E018°35.583'
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* about 2 km SSE of Seal Island
  
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The name "York Shoal" is marked on the nautical charts of the area.
  
 
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Boat access only: the site is several kilometers offshore.
 
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Latest revision as of 18:37, 30 November 2010

The dive site York Shoal is an offshore rocky reef in the central part of False Bay, near Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

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Understand[edit]

Position[edit]

  • S34°09.367' E018°35.583'
  • 13.7km bearing 077° magnetic from Miller's Point
  • 24.3km bearing 293° magnetic from Harbour Island
  • about 2 km SSE of Seal Island

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


Name[edit]

The name "York Shoal" is marked on the nautical charts of the area.

Depth[edit]

Topography[edit]

Conditions[edit]

Get in[edit]

Boat access only: the site is several kilometers offshore.

The site is about (distance)km from the Miller's Point slipway, or (distance)km from Harbour Island in Gordon's Bay

See[edit][add listing]

Marine life[edit]

Photography[edit]

Suggested Routes[edit]

Stay safe[edit]

Hazards[edit]

The site is in an area known for the number of Great White sharks, and near a known feeding area for these apex predators.

Skills[edit]

Equipment[edit]

Back to Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay#False Bay Offshore

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