Castle Rocks Point Reefs


The dive sites at Castle Rocks and Parson’s Nose are a group of inshore rocky reef areas in the Castle Rocks restricted area on the False Bay coast of the Cape Peninsula, near Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

This site is entirely inside the Castle Rocks Restricted Zone in the Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area (2004). A permit is required.

It is one of the best shore entry diving areas on the Cape Peninsula. The entries and exits are not the easiest, particularly in moderate to large swell, and the climb to and from the roadside requires reasonable fitness. The site requires some discretion and understanding of the sea conditions for safe entry and exit. Once in the water there is a bit of kelp to negotiate near the shoreline, but beyond that there is more topographic variety and biodiversity than in any other western False Bay dive site reasonably accessible from the shore.

These areas are situated along the South African Coast and are accessible to the public and are known dive locations to the locals from in and around the area, please respect their local fauna and flora, remember limit your catch and don’t catch your limit.