Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay/Fisherman’s Beach

The dive site Fisherman’s Beach is a shoreline rocky reef in the Oatlands area of Simon’s Town on the False Bay coast of the Cape Peninsula, near Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

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Aerial photo showing location of the dive sites at Froggy Pond (top) and Fisherman’s Beach (bottom). (photo CDS&M)

-34.2059518.4582831 Fisherman’s Beach: S34°12.357’ E018°27.497’

The next cove south of Froggy Pond. It has a much longer beach.

This site is in a Marine Protected Area (2004). A permit is required. The site is entirely inside the Boulders Restricted Zone.

No record has been found for the origin of the name “Fisherman’s Beach”. It is not even popular as a fishing spot.

Shallow. The 10 m contour is over a hundred metres from the shore.

Visibility is not very good as it is shallow and the surge lifts the fine sand, but it is usually well illuminated.

These rocks half way along Fisherman’s Beach are a bit shallow, but are encrusted with marine organisms.

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