Table Bay Diving

The Maori (1909)

Boat access Scuba

34°01,90'S - 18°18,90'E

Average Visibility:
5 m to 20 m
Water Temperature:
7 °C to 14 °C
Average Depth:
20 m
Maximum Depth:
25 m

Site Description: 32 lives were lost when this British cargo steam
ship went down in thick fog and drizzle on 5 August 1909. Facing
east-west weighing 5317 ton and 175 m in lengh, her hull rises
approximately 8 m above the sea bed. On a clear day she can be
seen from the dive boat. Lying in a sheltered bay the Maori is
remarkably in tact and despite thousands of dives and some
blasting, divers are still finding objects. Her bell and many broken
porcelain pieces can be seen in the Hout Bay museum. She has
even been visited by Jacques Cousteau's famous Calypso
exploration team. Remember to take a torch with to look for hidden

Emergency Services:
Nearest Hospital: Somerset Hospital
Nearest Chamber: Table Bay Harbour
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