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Smitswinkel Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

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Desk Driver
Dec 6, 2001
Thought I'd post a pic of my favourite bay here ... There's 5 wrecks that the Navy sank in the early 1900's to from an artificial reef. They lie between 20 and 35 meters deep, and have the most delicious red roman living on them. And some Johnies hanging around as well ....


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Thanks Riaan

Thats definately going on my to-dive list if i make it to cape town in dec

who took the pic?

Moi ....

The Shlog down is quite a mission ..... you have to park at the spot where I took the photo from, and then slog down the hill. The swim out to the wrecks is about 1.5 km's, at a place called the gates.

Easiest way to get there is to go by boat from Miller's point, which is about 5 km's away from there, or from Buffelsbay inside Cape Point reserve which is about 8km's away. That's if you don't dig swimming with your catch (guaranteed red roman and yellowtail) for 1.5 km's through some Johnie's home ...

He he he.
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