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.

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.

After a great day out you will be transferred back to your hotel. Your hotel can arrange transport for you to the very popular Waterfront where you can have dinner at many of the Restaurants there. We can also make a booking for you at the City Grill Steak house, Greek fisherman or Meloncino that are based there that we can recommend.

Day 3

Your transfer will collect you and take you to in Simon’s Town to meet the crew at 06H15. Pick up time will be arranged the night before. Guests are welcomed on board White Pointer II. A full safety and weather briefing is given prior to departure. Depart for Cape Point and the open ocean.  Once you reach Cape Point. Guests will have an opportunity to view and photograph the Point from this unique perspective. To find the sharks we need to locate the Agulhas Current. This flows in different areas each day, but is usually found between 15 and 30 nautical miles from Cape Point.

Once we reach the current, we will spend some time fishing for fresh bait and guests are welcome to try their hand at this.

After a detailed safety briefing guests may dive when the first shark arrives. All diving is on snorkel and in the safety of a cage. Guests should remember that they don’t have to dive with the sharks to get good views since these sharks come right up to the boat.

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

White Pointer II will arrive back in Simon’s Town Harbour (Timing dependent on the weather conditions and shark activity). Tea and coffee are available at our home base in Simons Town .You will also have an opportunity to browse through our range of shark related merchandise.

After a great day out you will be transferred back to your hotel. Your hotel can arrange transport for you to the very popular restaurants in Cape Town City area or relax & dine at the Hotel’s Restaurant.

The Mako Shark:
The mako shark is found all over the world. 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.
You may see a mako shark leaping out of the water from time to time. There isn’t any known reason why they do this. It may be to search for food that is above the surface. Some people assume they do so for air but that isn’t necessary for this species of shark or any other.
They are also the fastest of all species of sharks in the world. They can swim at a top speed of 60 miles per hour when they are migrating or hunting for food. The generally swim at a speed of about 35 miles an hour on a regular basis.

Day 4

Your transfer will collect you and take you to in Gaans Baai to meet the crew. Pick up time will be arranged the night before.
Before the trip guests meet at the Great White House in Kleinbaai. You will receive breakfast or lunch and register your wetsuit size. Guests receive a pre-trip safety briefing about what to expect during the trip and a biological background on great white sharks. We then take a 200m stroll down to the harbour to board Slashfin
Travel time to Dyer Island is approximately 20 minutes, with the shallows being a short 10 minute ride (where we anchor depends on where the sharks are)
On average, we anchor for 2 hours, but this depends on shark activity, conditions, as well as number of divers
Weather permitting, we take a quick trip through the infamous Shark Alley. Lastly, 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

After Breakfast and depending on your flight departure you can book Cape peninsular tour or Cape wine lands tour. Or spend the day shopping at the Waterfront. Your Transfer will collect you from your hotel normally 3 hours prior to flight departure. Please ensure you return to your hotel well in advance for the pick-up.

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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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