Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay/Maidstone Rock

The dive sites Maidstone Rock Maidstone Reef and Ammo Reef are offshore rocky reefs in the Seaforth 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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Map of the dive sites at Maidstone Rock and Maidstone Reef
  • -34.1929518.45791 Maidstone Rock: S34°11.577′ E018°27.474′
  • -34.19291718.461 Anchor Reef: S34°11.575′ E018°27.600′
  • -34.19273318.4625671 Ammo Reef: S34°11.564′ E018°27.754′

This reef is to the east of Noah’s Ark

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

“Maidstone Rock”is the name given the to the high pinnacles of the reef on the SA Navy charts. The deeper but more extensive reef to the east is known as Anchor Reef, and the scattered outcrops around the two are generally referred to as the Maidstone Rocks.

Ammo Reef is the compact reef further to the east. Several large naval gun shells have been seen on this reef.

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