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The dive site South-west Reefs is an inshore to offshore rocky reef in the South Peninsula area on the Atlantic Seaboard of the Cape Peninsula, near Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Understand[edit]

See also: Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay#Understand

A massive area of shallow reef and kelp beds to the west of the tip of the peninsula. It is the haunt of spear-fisherman and crayfish catchers and is unexplored on scuba.

Position[edit]

This site is in the Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area since 2004. A permit is required.

Name[edit]

The name "South-west Reefs" refers to the location to the south west of the Cape Penindula

Depth[edit]

Topography[edit]

Conditions[edit]

Get in[edit]

See also: Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay#Boat dives

Boat access only.


See[edit]

Marine life[edit]

See also: Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay#The marine ecology


Photography[edit]

Suggested Routes[edit]

Stay safe[edit]

See also: Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay#Stay safe

Hazards[edit]

Skills[edit]

Equipment[edit]

See also: Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay#Equipment

Nearby[edit]

Map
South West Reefs and nearby dive sites. The orange line is the border of the Cape of Good Hope restricted area

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