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Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay/Andre se Gat

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The dive site Andre se Gat or Nature Reserve is a shoreline rocky reef in the Rooi-els area on the east side of the Cape Peninsula, near Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Understand[edit]

Position[edit]

S34°18.25’ E018°48.76’ (approximate – from chart)

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

Name[edit]

The name "Andre se Gat" (Andre's Hole) refers to a diving instructor, Andre Botha, who used it frequently in the 1990's. The alternative name "Nature Reserve" refers to the small patch of nature reserve just inshore of the site.

Depth[edit]

Maximum depth is reported to be about 25m

Topography[edit]

Rocky reef. Gullies, ridges and caves have peen reported.

Geology: Sandstone of the Peninsula formation.

Conditions[edit]

Surf and surge are to be expected at the entry areas

Facilities[edit]

None.

Get in[edit]

Normally a shore entry dive.


Parking is at the side of Rocklands Road, anywhere you can find a spot that does not unduly obstruct the road.

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Marine life[edit]

Photography[edit]

Routes[edit]

Stay safe[edit]

Hazards[edit]

Shore access requires a scramble over rocks and a slightly tricky entry and exit.

Skills[edit]

No special skills recommended.

Equipment[edit]

No special equipment required.

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