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Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay/York Shoal

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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.



  • S34°09.367' E018°35.583' 1 York Shoal, 13.7km bearing 077° magnetic from Miller's Point and 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.


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




Get in[edit]

York Shoal and other offshore dive sites of False Bay

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


Marine life[edit]


Suggested Routes[edit]

Stay safe[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.




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