Diving with seals in Cape Town

Think “adventure in Cape Town” and your first thoughts will probably be along the lines of shark cage diving, hiking up Table Mountain and kite surfing in Blouberg. Now, along with a helicopter flip around the Atlantic, there’s a new activity to add to your adventure bucket list – diving with seals.

Just 20 minutes out of the Cape Town city bowl, in the quaint harbour town of Hout Bay, you’ll find Animal Ocean’s boat, ready and waiting to take you just offshore to Seal Island (or Duiker Island), home to a colony of close to 7000 Cape Fur Seals.

On arrival, you’ll be given a head-to-toe wetsuit to keep out the icy water before an informative safety briefing from Steve. Then it’s onto the boat for a fun 5-minute ride out to the island. Thousands of Cape Fur Seals frolic in the waves around the island, safe in the knowledge that great whites stay away from the icy shallows.

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If you’re looking to experience an ocean adventure while in Cape Town, we can highly recommend seal snorkelling with Animal Ocean. Take a Go-Pro along to document this adventure as it’s definitely going to be one you’ll want to tell the family about.

For more information on the seal island snorkelling adventure, including pricing and booking information, visit www.sealsnorkeling.com. Also, visit Animal Ocean’s website www.animalocean.co.za to find out about their other ocean adventures like the once in lifetime diving trip out to the annual sardine run and diving with sevengill sharks.

See what other Ocean Adventures you can go on in Cape Town.

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