Snorkeling or Diving with Seals Trip
When visiting Cape Town you cannot miss the adventure of swimming, snorkeling or diving with the Cape Fur Seals. This must do adventure should definitely be on your list of adventures. The dive is very easy in only 1-5 meters of water in the safety of the kelp forest around Duiker Island Seal Colony in Hout Bay. There has not been a Great White Shark spotted in this area where there are thousands of seals as this is protected by the kelp. Anyone can slip into the water to interact with the seals and when you are in the water you will have the joy of having dozens of seals competing for your attention. You will love this dive with the dogs of the sea!
Location: Duiker Island Seal Colony, Hout Bay Cape Town, South Africa
Season: October – June (Feb-June good for swimming with baby Seals)
The Dive: Snorkeling or Scuba.
Minimum experience required: No experience necessary
Dive Depth: Surface – 5m
Water temperature: 12 – 18º C
Water visibility: 3 – 20 meters
Dive time: Approximately 1 Hour
Scuba Diving with Seals
Snorkeling with Seals
Watching from Boat
Meet at Hout Bay Harbour at outside the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) building. You will receive a briefing and set up your equipment for the dive / snorkel.
Launch the boat and out of Duiker Island seal colony (2km away). Then spend up to 1 1/2 hours swimming with and diving with the Cape Fur Seals in the safety of the Kelp Forest. On this trip you will enjoy the seals competing for your attention all around you and you will come away with a tremendous feeling of elation having been given the honor of sharing some time with the dogs of the sea! The interaction between divers and snorkelers and seals is unbelievable and no matter where you are from you will be blown away by the experience of this one to one encounter.
Return to Hout Bay Harbour.
Included / Excluded
Including / Excluding
- Dive guide
- Coffee and snacks
- Hot water to warm you up
- Drinking water
- Tanks, BCD, Weight belt, Wetsuit, Mask & Fins and Regulator (For Diving on Request)
- Wetsuit and snorkeling gear (For snorkeling / swimming)
- Transfers to Hout Bay
Had another amazing day yesterday snorkeling with the seals, seeing some the beauty the sea has to offer and enjoying the company of wonderful people!! So many seals and colorful anemones! Thank you so much!