Our 5 Day Cape Town Shark Dive and Seal Interaction Tour gives us the opportunity to introduce you to a unique underwater experience where close encounters are second to none.  We look forward to adventuring with you to where the waters of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet, creating a playground for apex predators and charming sea life alike.  Take the tour or let us tailormake one for you to meet all of your requirements.

Per Person Rate: From R 8950.00
Single Supplement Rate: From R 1000.00

Optional activities for Pre and Post Dive days:
Half day Cape Town tour R 420 per person
Half day Township tour R 420 per person
Full day Cape Wine lands tour R 700 per person
Full day Cape Peninsula tour R 520 per person

Subject to availability and time permitting

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Day 1

On arrival in Cape Town, we’ll meet you at the airport to transfer you to your hotel. On check in, perhaps take this opportunity to discover Table Mountain or book a half day tour of the city (weather dependant:  See optional activity list above).

Arrange dinner at your hotel or head out for a night on the town and discover any one of the top restaurants that the Mother City has on offer.

Day 2

After an early breakfast you will be collected and taken to Pisces Divers in Simon’s Town.  Dive time and departure will be arranged at the time of booking.  After meeting at Pisces Dive shop, one and a half hours before launch, we will depart to the launch site which is only a 10 minute drive away.

Descend into the water and meet a curious and playful colony of seals which will come over to spin around you and blow bubbles in your face.  Aside from the seals the reef is covered with marine life such as feather stars, sponges and nudibranch.

Dive time: 50 minutes

After the first dive, we return to the boat, have a quick surface interval and snack before proceeding to the second dive site.

This is a shallow, sandy bottomed dive, situated in a channel between reefs where we encounter an aggregation of prehistoric Sevengill Cow Sharks. Cow Sharks are completely relaxed in the presence of divers and often cruise at arms length making for ideal photographic opportunities.  Take some time to explore the interesting marine environment of a kelp forest and keep your eyes peeled for Spotted Gully Shark, Pyjama Shark and the Leopard Shy Shark.

After a great day out you will be transferred back to your hotel where you can arrange transport to the very popular Waterfront for dinner at one of a variety of restaurants. We recommend the City Grill Steak house, Greek fisherman or Meloncino, and can make a reservation for you if you would like.

Cape Fur Seal:
The Cape Fur Seal makes the coastal waters of the South Africa and Namibia it’s home.  rown fur seals prefer to haul out and breed on rocky islands, rock ledges and reefs, and pebble and boulder beaches. However, some large colonies can be found on sandy beaches. Fur seals spend most of the year at sea, but are never too far from land. They have been recorded 160 km from land, but this is not common. The fur seal’s diet is made of up to 70% fish, 20% squid and 2% crab. Also eaten are other crustaceans, cephalopods and sometimes birds In rare instances they have even been documented attacking and eating sharks.

The Seven Gill Cow Shark:
The Seven Gill Cowshark, or Spotted Cowshark, is a prehistoric apex predator which we have been fortunate enough to see regularly enough at one location to be able to confidently guide dives there with an 85% chance of success. The Cowshark is a social feeder and can be observed in large groups of up to 18 individuals. We have seen females attain three metres in length while males are slightly smaller. Distinctive features include their seven gill slits and the absence of the front dorsal fin.

Day 3

In the morning you will be collected and taken to Simon’s Town to meet the  dive crew of White Pointer II where you will depart for Cape Point and the open ocean. Enjoy the scenic beauty and photograph the point from a unique perspective.

The captain will locate the Aghulas current and after a detailed safety briefing, guests may enter the shark cage on snorkel or view them from the deck of the boat.

Lunch is available throughout the course of the day, accompanied by soft drinks, fruit juice, bottled water and a variety of snacks.

After an exciting day on the water, you’ll arrive back at Simon’s Town to tea and coffee and the opportunity to browse through a range of shark related merchandise.

You will then be transferred back to your hotel and can enjoy a dinner out in the city or at your hotel’s restaurant.

The Mako Shark:
The mako shark is found all over the world and is the fastest of all species of sharks with a top speed of 60 miles per hour. They are very diverse and so you will find some that live in warm waters while others live in colder temperatures. Some live close to the shores in shallow water while others prefer the depths of the ocean.

Day 4

Today you will be taken to Gaans Baai to meet the crew at the Great White House in Kleinbaai. A meal will be served and your wetsuit size will be registered.  After a short briefing and a biological background talk on great white sharks you’ll make your way to the boat and depart for Dyer Island.

The boat will set anchor for approximately two hours while guests enjoy sightings of the sharks both from the cage and from the deck of the boat.  This will depend on shark activity, conditions and the number of divers on board.

Weather permitting, we take a quick trip through the infamous Shark Alley and finish off the day with a debrief in the Great White House and a celebratory beverage to toast the occasion!

Great White Shark
Great white sharks live in almost all coastal and offshore waters which have water temperature between 12 and 24 °C (54 and 75 °F), with greater concentrations in the United States (Atlantic Northeast and California), South Africa, Japan, Oceania, Chile, and the Mediterranean. One of the densest known populations is found around Dyer Island, South Africa, where almost all of the shark research is done.

Day 5

On your last morning, after Breakfast and depending on your flight departure, you can book a Cape Peninsula Tour or Cape Winelands tour.  You may also want to spend the day shopping at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.  Three hours before your flight, your transfer will collect you from your hotel and take you to the airport.

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What is included

Pre & post tour airport transfers
– Accommodation in 3 star style Hotel or Lodge, bed & Breakfast included
– Seal & Cow Shark dive trip: 5 -6 hours
– Transfer to and from Cape Town hotel and to and from launch point
– Two guided scuba dives (OW level) with a qualified dive master (Launching time: Wednesdays & Fridays 10am and 12pm, Saturdays & Sundays 11:30am & 2pm)
– Light lunch
– Full dive equipment, incl 2nd Cylinder
– Boat launch
– Mako shark dive trip: 8 – 9 hours
– Transfer to and from Cape Town hotel and to and from launch point
– Light lunch
– Snorkel Mask & Wet Suite
– Cage dive
– Great white shark dive trip: 3 – 4 hours
– Transfer to and from Cape Town hotel and to and from launch point
– Breakfast
– Light lunch served upon return
– Snorkel Mask, Wet Suite
– Cage dive

Important to Note: The dives are weather permitting and will be confirmed the day before. Should the dive company have to cancel your dive tour they will offer a refund. However should you cancel the Dive tour then no refund will be offered. Should the dive be cancelled one can look at booking one of the Day tours on offer. This will need to be booked the day before during office hours or alternatively request the hotel front desk to assist.

What is excluded

All items of personal nature, flights, optional activities, tips and gratuities

Optional

Dive equipment rental

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