First view of the BOS 400 when entering Maori Bay from the south

Some close ups of the wreck of the BOS 400

First view of the BOS 400 when entering Maori Bay from the south
First view of the BOS 400 when entering Maori Bay from the south

I spent a relaxed day out on the boat in mid April with some casual divers and a couple of my Divemaster candidates, looking for clean water in the Atlantic and doing bounce dives. While searching for a good place to dive, we passed through Maori Bay where the SS Maori, SS Oakburn, and the BOS 400 wrecks are. The BOS 400 is a massive crane barge that is grounded on the boulders at the entrance to the bay. Much of the wreck is already underwater. In the picture below, you can see right through to the rocks behind the wreck.

Winch drums on the BOS 400
Winch drums on the BOS 400

The BOS 400 is spectacular to view from the surface, and has undergone some changes in the years we’ve been diving her. One day this entire wreck will probably end up submerged, and the diving will only get better. She’s a huge vessel with a complex, visually interesting structure.

Here’s an update of what the wreck of the BOS 400 looks like from the surface. These photos were taken on 13 April 2013.

If you’re interested in visible shipwrecks, check out Clare’s ebook Cape Town’s Visible Shipwrecks: A Guide for Explorers!

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Tony

Scuba diver, teacher, gadget man, racing driver, boat skipper, photographer, and collector of stray animals

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