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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


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


S34°24.73 E18°35.57 (approximately)

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



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


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


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

Geology: Probably sandstones of the Table Mountain series



Marine life


Suggested Routes

Stay safe


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



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