Josh’s Reef


The dive site Josh’s Reef or South West Spot is an offshore rocky reef, in the Off-Whittle southern reefs area of the central west side of False Bay, near Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.  Josh’s Reef is a fairly large patch of reef south of Whittle Rock reef surrounded by sand at about 48 m, rising to 32 m on top, with nice ledges to the southwest with a fine display of noble corals. Much of the reef is fairly flat and covered with moderate sized boulders. The reef was surveyed by multibeam sonar in 2022. This site is in the controlled zone of the Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area, proclaimed in 2004. A permit is required.

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.