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Dive Type: Boat dive Depth: 18-22m Diver Qualification: Advanced Diver

The Haerlem Wreck
The Haerlem is a navy frigate, scuttled in 1987 to form an artificial reef for diving.This interesting wreck lies close to Bell Buoy. The wreck is home to a large number of pajama and leopard catsharks as well as the shy batfish.

The deck has broken in two. Big cob can be seen inside the hull. On top of the deck the depth is about 18m average and 21m at the stern. Due to the protection of the bay, it makes for a very safe wreck dive.


Specie List for Dive site: (PE-AB)-The Haerlem Wreck (1987)
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Acanthistius sebastoides (Common koester)
Acoela sp (Acoel flatworm)
Actinoptilum molle (Radial sea pen)
Alcyonium fauri-1 (Purple soft coral)
Alcyonium fauri-4 (Bicoloured soft coral)
Amphiura capensis (Equal-tailed brittlestar)
Anthostella stepensoni (Violet spotted anemone)
Anthothoe chilensis (Striped anemone)
Anthothoe sp (Square-mouthed striped anemone)
Aphelodoris brunnea-1 (Variable dorid)
Apletodon pellegrini (Chubby clingfish)
Astrocladus euryale (Basket star)
Astropoecten irregularis pontoporaeus (Sand starfish)
Austromegabalanus cylindricus (Giant barnacle)
Bugula dentata (Dentate moss animal)
Calliaster baccatus (Cobbled Starfish)
Ceriantheopsis n. sp (Burrowing anemone)
Chromodoris heatherae-1 (Red spotted dorid)
Chromodoris heatherae-4 (Halo red spotted dorid)
Ciocalypta penicillus (White pencil sponge)
Clavelina sp (Bluebell Tunicate)
Climacoporus navalis (Fleet klipfish)
Cliona spp-1 (Grey boring sponge)
Cratena sp1 (Elegant nudibranch)
Cuthona speciosa-1 (Green candy nudibranch)
Didemnum obscurum (Orange lattice ascidian)
Diplodus cervinus hottentotus (Zebra seabream)
Eudendruim spp (Bushy hydroid)
Eunicella papillosa (Nippled sea fan)
Eunicella singularis (Singular sea fan)
Flabellina capensis (White edged nudibranch)
Flabellina funeka (Purple lady nudibranch)
Gargamella sp (Warty nudibranch)
Gigantopora polymorpha (Staghorn false coral)
Haploblepharus fuscus (Brown shyshark)
Laminopora bimunita (Orange pore-plated false coral)
Pachymetopon aeneum (Blue hottentot)
Pachymetopon grande (Bronze bream)
Parablennius pilicornis (Ringneck blennie)
Parazoanthus sp (Sponge Zoanthid)
Pavoclinus profundus (Deepwater klipfish)
Plagusia chabrus (Cape rock crab)
Platax teira (Longfin Batfish)
Podoclavella spp-1 (Blue choirboys)
Polycera capensis (Crowned nudibranch)
Poroderma africanum (Pyjama catshark)
Pseudanthias squamipinnis (Sea goldie)
Pseudoceros hancockanus (Black frilled flatworm)
Pseudodromidia latens (Cloaked sponge crab)
Pterois Miles (Devil firefish)
Reteporella lata (Scollaped lacy false coral)
Scyllarides elisabethae (Shovellar lobster)
Spondyliosoma emarginatum (Steentjie)
Tambja capensis (Black nudibranch)
Tethya spp1 (Light coloured golfball sponge)
Tubulipora pulcherrima (Pore-tubed bryozoan)
Umbrina robinsoni (Slender Baardman)
Virgularia sp (Fine feathery sea pen)
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