General Botha : 54m

The “SATS General Botha”, a River-Class cruiser was built in 1886 and named the “HMS Thames”. She was later purchased from the Royal Navy and donated to the South African Government as a training ship for seafarers. She has a … Read More

False Bay Smitswinkel Bay Wrecks

Smitswinkel Bay, the resting ground of five wrecks, is legendary within Cape Town diving circles. The wrecks vary in depth, with the deepest parts around 38m and the shallowest wreckage at 22m. In order of furthest out to inshore, the … Read More

The MV Treasure : 54m

On 23 June 2000, the Treasure, a 135 000 tonne ore carrying bulker sank off Melkbos, causing R50 million in damage and leaking bunker oil which caused extensive harm to 40% of the world’s African penguin population. The ore laden … Read More