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Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay/Brunswick

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The dive site '''Brunswick''' is an inshore historical wreck in the Simon's Bay area on the False Bay coast of the Cape Peninsula, near Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.
==Understand==
[[Image:Long Beach map.png|400px|thumb|Map of the dive sites at Long Beach showing the position of the wreck of the Brunswick]]
[[Image:Bato_and_Brunswick.jpg|400px|thumb|Aerial view of the Brunswick and Bato dive sites. (Photo CDS&M)]]
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==Get in==
[[Image:Bato_and_Brunswick.jpg|400px|thumb|Aerial view of the Brunswick and Bato dive sites. (Photo CDS&M)]]
===Access===
This site can be dived from a boat or the shore.
 
'''Shore entry:'''
Parking on main road in front of Long low white block of flats at the bottom of Redhill road. Walk over the railway lines and down the jumble of old concrete sleepers which forms a breakwater. Depending on the tide there may be a narrow sandy beach. It is an easy entry and exit if swell is low. Climbing the breakwater requires some care, but should not be difficult for a fit person. The lower sleepers may be slippery and some will rock when walked on. Be careful.
 
'''Boat dive:''' Be sure not to drop the anchor on the wreck. Anchor just downwind of the wreck to prevent damage. You are allowed to dive on the site, but it is an offense to damage the wreckage or remove any atrtifact.
===Position===
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This site is in a Marine Protected Area (20092004). A permit is required.
==Understand==
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===Name===
===Topography===
The wreck lies in fairly shallow water (about 5m) The bottom is fine sand. The wood structure of the wreck has become broken up over the years and a large part is buried under the sand.
The wreck lies at about 45° to the shoreline. The centreline of the debris field is at about 215° True, from S34°10.859’ E018°25.625’ to S34°10.884’ E018°25.603’, It is about 58m long, 17m wide and it extends over an area of about 800 m2m<sup>2</sup>
'''Geology:'''
===Facilities===
None.
 
==Get in==
This site can be dived from a boat or the shore.
 
'''Shore entry:'''
Parking on main road in front of Long low white block of flats at the bottom of Redhill road. Walk over the railway lines and down the jumble of old concrete sleepers which forms a breakwater. Depending on the tide there may be a narrow sandy beach. It is an easy entry and exit if swell is low. Climbing the breakwater requires some care, but should not be difficult for a fit person. The lower sleepers may be slippery and some will rock when walked on. Be careful.
 
'''Boat dive:''' Be sure not to drop the anchor on the wreck. Anchor just downwind of the wreck to prevent damage. You are allowed to dive on the site, but it is an offense to damage the wreckage or remove any atrtifact.
==See==
<!--[[Image:(photo of typical marine organism from site)Crowned_nudibranch_on_the_Brunswick_DSC30006.JPG|thumb|(caption)Crowned nudibranch]]-->
===Marine life===
The wreckage is heavily overgrown by kelp and other seaweeds, and a range of invertebrates and fishcan be seen.
[[Image:Planking_of_the_Brunswick_DSC30017.JPG|thumb|Planking of the Brunswick]]
[[Image:Head_of_bronze_drift_bolt_on_the_Brunswick_DSC30016.JPG|thumb|Head of a bronze drift bolt]]
[[Image:Row_of_drift_bolts_on_the_Brunswick_DSC30015.JPG|thumb|Row of drift bolts]]
===Features===
Historical wooden shipwreck. The wreckage is an archaeological site protected by legislation and may not be disturbed.
===Photography===
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Swim straight out to the wreck on the surface, Dive and explore the wreck, then swim back to shore on compass bearing 330° magnetic.
No special equipment recommended. Reasonably good site for photography. A light is useful to look into crevices.
Back to [[Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay#Simon's Town]]
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