Dive with Sevengill Cowsharks at Millers Point

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Pyramid Rock or Millers Point is popular well known for sevengill cowsharks. These sharks are also known as broadnose sevengill sharks and cowsharks and reach up to 3.5m in length. These inquisitive prehistoric sharks have one small dorsal fin three quarters the way down their backs and are grey in colour with white and black spots and have seven pairs of gill slits - most other sharks species have five. Sevengill cowsharks feed on rays, smaller sharks, fish, crustaceans and other marine animals. Apart from the Sevengill cowsharks there is plenty of relief, submerged rocks and swim-throughs. Invertebrate life is colourful and abundant and there are many big reef fish too see in this marine reserve. Save some air for a relaxed swim back through gullies and kelp where Dog Sharks and rays are often spotted.

This is in a Marine Protected Area so a permit is required to dive.

Where: S34°14.24' E18°28.72'. Just past Millers Point en route to Cape Point, look out for a pyramid shaped rock jutting out the water about 75m from the shore.

Average depth: 7m - 12m

Visibility: Visibility may vary considerably with the season and weather conditions, but is usually between 6m and 15m. Visibility in winter is on average better than in summer.

Skill level required: Scuba diver/Open Water with confident swimming skills.

Conditions: Due to the depth there will be some surge if the swell is running.

Facilities: There is roadside parking if you choose to kit up along the road. Alternatively the is plenty of tarred parking at Millers Point.

Entry: This is a shore entry dive with a bit a surface swim required to get to the sharks. You will also need to negotiate a sleep incline to get to the entry point. Conditions are sometimes choppy and the rocks round and slippery so take extra care.There is an easier route to the water via Millers Point but the surface swim is longer.

Visit our Miller's Point - Sevengill cowshark gallery

Diving & events calendar 2012
Saturday
2/2
at 09:30
Where: Coral Gardens
Details: Let's meet at Oudekraal Parking Lot at am
Sunday
9/12
at 09:00
Where: Justin's Caves
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Saturday
1/12
at 09:00
Where: Wynberg Military Pool
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Sunday
18/11
at 09:00
Where: Meet at Oudekraal at 9am
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Thursday
15/11
at 18:30
Where: Clifton 4th Beach
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Sunday
11/11
at 09:00
Where: Sandy Cove ( Near Justin's Caves)
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Friday
9/11
at 18:30
Where: Blue Peter Hotel, Blouberg
Details: All welcome
Saturday
20/10
at 08:30
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Friday
10/8
at 09:00
Where: Cape Boat & Ski Boat Club
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Saturday
21/7
at 09:00
Where: False Bay
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Saturday
7/7
at 09:00
Where: False Bay
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Sunday
1/7
at 09:00
Where: Miller's Point or Castle Rocks
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Friday
29/6
at 19:00
Where: Clubhouse
Details: Cape Scuba Club Raffle Draw
Sunday
17/6
at 09:00
Where: Oudekraal
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Saturday
2/6
at 09:00
Where: Training pool, Buren Road, Wynberg Military Base
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Friday
25/5
at 18:30
Where: Cape Scuba Clubhouse
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Saturday
12/5
at 11:00
Saturday
12/5
at 09:00
Friday
11/5
at 18:30
Where: Cape Scuba Clubhouse
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Sunday
29/4
at 11:00
Where: Launching from Millers Point.
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Sunday
29/4
at 11:00
Where: Pick-ups from Long Beach.
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Sunday
29/4
at 09:00
Where: Pick-ups from Long Beach.
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Sunday
29/4
at 08:30
Where: Launching from Millers Point.
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Friday
27/4
at 11:00
Where: Pick-ups from Long Beach.
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Friday
27/4
at 10:30
Where: Launching from Millers Point.
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Friday
27/4
at 09:00
Where: Pick-ups from Long Beach
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Friday
27/4
at 08:30
Where: Pisces divers
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Friday
27/4
at 08:00
Where: Launching from Millers Point
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Sunday
15/4
at 11:00
Where: Millers point
Details: TBC
Sunday
15/4
at 10:00
Where: Millers point
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Sunday
15/4
at 08:30
Where: Millers point
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Sunday
18/3
at 11:30
Where: Millers Point or Long Beach TBC
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Sunday
18/3
at 09:00
Where: Millers Point or Long Beach TBC
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Friday
16/3
at 19:00
Where: Cape Scuba Clubhouse
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Friday
9/3
at 06:00
Where: Tieties Baai
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Friday
2/3
at 19:00
Where: Club house
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Sunday
26/2
at 10:30
Where: Millers Point
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Sunday
26/2
at 10:30
Where: Windmills
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Sunday
26/2
at 08:00
Where: Millers Point
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Saturday
25/2
at 10:30
Where: Millers Point (sevengill cow sharks)
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19/2
at 10:00
Where: Launching Houtbay
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Sunday
19/2
at 08:00
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Friday
10/2
at 19:00
Where: Clubhouse
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Thursday
26/1
at 19:00
Where: Longbeach
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Thursday
19/1
at 08:00
Where: Launching from Houtbay harbour
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Saturday
14/1
at 09:30
Where: Millers Point
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Friday
13/1
at 18:30
Where: Cape Scuba Clubhouse
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Sunday
8/1
at 11:00
Where: To be confirmed
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8/1
at 08:00
Where: Hout Bay Harbour
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Friday
6/1
at 18:30
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Wednesday
28/12
at 11:30
Where: Hout Bay
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Wednesday
28/12
at 09:00
Where: Hout Bay
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Monday
26/12
at 11:30
Where: Hout Bay
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Monday
26/12
at 09:00
Where: Hout Bay
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Wednesday
21/12
at 18:30
Where: Clifton Fourth
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Friday
16/12
at 14:00
Where: Clubhouse
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Sunday
11/12
at 00:00
Where: Hout Bay Harbour
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Friday
9/12
at 18:30
Where: Cape Scuba Clubhouse
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Sunday
4/12
at 12:30
Where: Oudekraal - Just opposite the Twelve Apostles Hote
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Friday
2/12
at 18:30
Where: Cape Scuba Clubhouse
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Tuesday
29/11
at 18:30
Where: Clifton 4th Beach
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Sunday
27/11
at 08:30
Where: OPBC at Granger Bay
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Friday
25/11
at 18:30
Where: Clubhouse
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Sunday
20/11
at 10:00
Where: TBA
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Saturday
19/11
at 11:30
Where: Launching from OPBC at Granger Bay
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Saturday
19/11
at 10:30
Where: Harbour Island - Eastern False Bay
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19/11
at 09:00
Where: Launching from OPBC at Granger Bay.
Details: Exploration of a m pinnacle off Sea Point nbsp Depth expected to ...
Friday
18/11
at 18:30
Where: Clubhouse - 26 Diana Road Sandrift
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