The Cape Fur Seal dive is a super fun and interactive dive and one of the signature dives that Cape Town has offered. The seals are very playful and love to show their acrobatic skills to divers.
These seals are used to divers and are not shy at all, they will often jump in the water in large numbers to come and investigate and play with divers.
We dive at Partridge Point, an exposed haul-out spot for seals. There are times when the water can be rough at the site due to waves or currents. We will make a careful assessment before entering the water and reserve the right to divert the divers to a more protected site if conditions warrant it.
A shallow section of the reef, known as the amphitheatre, is the best spot to interact with the Seals. The deeper sections of the reef offer beautiful marine life, swim-throughs and large sea fans.
Meeting time at the dive Shop 9.00 but exact time to be confirmed the day before the trip and is based on weather conditions.
Briefing and departure time 10.00. The snorkel site is about 15 minutes away from the launch point. Children under 10 are not advisable unless skilled swimmers with parents to dive as well.
Duration 2 – 3 hours.
No previous snorkeling experience is required, but you should be confident with swimming in open water. Minimum age for children: 8 years and accompanied by an adult.
Door to door transfers arranged at an additional fee.
Good to know
- Best Season: All year round
- Water temp: 10c-18c
- Water Visibility: 5m – 15m
- Duration: 2-3 hours
- Qualification: None
- Do not over indulge in alcohol the night before as you will be horribly sea sick
- Guests must be able to swim
- Minimum age for children: 8 years and accompanied by an adult
- All dive gear
- Snacks and refreshments
- Dive permit
- Transfer (optional extra when confirming trip)
- Rain/wind jacket
- Sun block and Hat
- Beanie and scarf
- Your swimming costume
- Take sea sick tablets
- Jacket and warm clothing
- A bathing suit under your clothing
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