Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay/A-Frame

The dive site A-Frame is an inshore rocky reef in the Oatlands Point area of Simon’s Town on the False Bay shore of the Cape Peninsula, near Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

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Map of the dive site A-frame at Oatlands Point
Map of the dive sites at Oatlands Point. A-Frame inshore and D-Frame offshore

The site is reasonably easily accessible and is one of the most popular shore dives. It has areas which are suitable for open water training of novice divers as well as reefs with a wide range of interesting invertebrates.

-34.20806718.4610331 A-Frame: S34°12.484’ E018°27.662’

Oatlands Point is the first point south of the Froggy Pond area. There is a small group of houses on the seaward side of the main road, and more houses up the mountainside. It is easily recognised by the large flattish topped granite boulder just offshore.

This site is in a Marine Protected Area (2004). A permit is required. The site is partly inside the Boulders Restricted Zone. Those parts east of the big rock are outside the Restricted zone.

The site was named for a wooden tripod navigation beacon which has now been replaced by a simple post.

The bottom is generally from 5 to 10 m deep on the sand.

Outcrops of granite at A-Frame

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