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Kelp Forest and Seal Scuba Dive

Simons Town

Activity Description

Kelp Forest Dive – One of our more popular kelp forest sites is at Pyramid Rock. The maximum depth is only 12 metres making it ideal for beginner and junior divers to join. The shallow depths and picturesque environment make this is the ideal environment for photographers aiming to capture these fun Cape Fur Seals.

If Broadnose Sevengilled Cow sharks are not around then look out for the Spotted Gully sharks, which attain 1.7 metres in length. This is a timid shark more easily approached by freedivers than SCUBA divers. Then there are several species of catshark: the Pyjama catshark, Puffadder Shyshark, Leopard shy shark and Dark shy shark. These smaller sharks are between 50cm and 1.2 metres in length. The huge Short-tailed rays can occasionally be spotted. These rays grow up to 2 metres across the disk.


ProviderAfrican Shark Eco-Charters
Duration7 hours
When* Closed on Mondays, Christmas and New Years Day
WhereStarting Point is Simon's Town, returning to Simon's Town.
WeatherWe only operate on good sea days.
What to Wear* Jacket and warm clothing * A bathing suit under your clothing * Sensible closed shoes * Sunblock and a hat * Sunglasses
Things to Bring* Rain/wind jacket / warm clothing/swimming costume and towel. * Sunblock and Hat * Please take a seasickness tablet the night before your trip and another on the morning of your trip, if you are concerned about motion sickness.
Guests or SpectatorsMeet at dive school at 09h00. Collect equipment, sign indemnities and load the boat. Briefing for the first dive. The boat is launched and collects divers from the beach opposite the dive centre. Proceed to first dive site (20-minute trip) and dive. Exit water and surface interval. Briefing for the second dive site. Proceed to the second dive site. Exit water and head back to Simonstown. Return to dive centre by 14h00 for a hot shower, coffee, lunch and debrief.


Minimum Age11 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsDive Card
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelBeginner

Inclusions and Exclusions

  • All dive gear supplied
  • Light snacks and refreshments
ExclusionsTransfers: Optional Cost: Return transfers from designated pickup points in and around Cape Town.



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