Partridge Point

LOCATION: Just to the north of Smitswinkel Bay, on the road to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve.

ACCESS: This spot can only be dived from a boat as the land has changed hands and the path is no longer open to the public. From Miller's point, travel south along the coast until you see a green-roofed stone house on a rocky point. The dive site is at the large rocks, a few hundred metres out to sea.  
CONDITIONS: This is a fairly sheltered spot and is best dived after a few days of north-westerly winds, when the water should be clean. 
AVERAGE DEPTH: 15m
MAXIMUM DEPTH: 20m
This site is characterized by magnificent underwater scenery with caverns, overhangs, swim-throughs and a tunnel, almost big enough to drive a bus through. The marine life is abundant and typical of False Bay, with colourful sponges, soft corals and many different types of mollusk. There are friendly seal colonies nearby and they may well come to play. This is a picturesque dive and offers a stunning look at kelp forrests.
BUBBLE BLOWERS RATING: 3 Bubbles

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