Scuba Diving with Seals and in the Kelp Forest from a Boat in Cape Town - 2-dive Package

Organized by Into The Blue
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Activity Snapshot

Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
Duration: full day
Spoken languages: Afrikaans, English
Minimum age: From 12 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: flexible More info
Opening seasons:

Activity description

This activity offers two separate dives in one day, departing from a boat. The first dive goes on the search for South Africa's seal population:

Scuba diving with seals in Cape Town is a must for every scuba fan! Explore the kelp forests around Duiker Island, Partridge Point and Strawberry Rock and be entertained by these beautiful creatures.

Unlike when they are above water, where they are slow and awkward, seals are amazingly agile under the water. They live in closely knit colonies and often when you go scuba diving near them you encounter dozens of them underwater at the same time.

They are playful and curious creatures and are also known as the clowns of Cape Town. They love to swim around scuba divers and are bound to make your dive experience a memorable one.

Your second dive will be in South Africa's famous Kelp Forest:

Kelp forests are recognized as one of the most productive and dynamic ecosystems on Earth! When one swims between them, you will find loads of little fish, crabs, and other sea animals hiding in there. Kelp can grow up to 30 meters plus, which means looking down into them is like looking down into a forest!

There are 2 sites where we may scuba dive with seals:

Duiker Island
Also known as Seal Island, Duiker Island is located below the Sentinel in Hout Bay. This site is a popular destination for divers and sight-seers alike, because the large granite boulders that stick out are home to thousands of cape fur seals, one of the Cape’s largest colonies. This dive is one, where you're guaranteed to see loads of them amongst the dense kelp forest surrounding the island. Be sure to bring your camera!

Duiker Island dive facts
Depth: 6 - 7 m
Boat or shore: Boat
Minimum qualification: Open Water
Possible night dives? No
Additional equipment? Underwater Camera and 7mm wetsuit
Best time to go? October – May

Partridge Point
The dive site of Seal Rock is located in Partridge Point in False Bay near Miller Point. The site consists of not only of the obvious cape fur seals, but also a deep reef to the east. The site is home to brightly coloured and various invertebrates, which makes it a very diverse and interesting spot to visit. The only thing to look out for is the strong surge and swell that can be present at this site.

Partridge point dive facts
Depth: up to 26 m
Boat or shore: Boat
Minimum qualification: Open water or Advanced Open Water depending on the planned maximum depth
Possible night dives? No
Additional equipment? Underwater Camera and DSMB
Best time to go? May – October

Offer Description

You will complete 2 dives in 1 day.

FREE pick-up and transport from your hotel and back if required (in the central Cape Town area, for 2 dives or more).

When you dive with Into The Blue, you will have:
- Good and professional instructors and dive masters.
- Well maintained gear (the dedicated technician goes though all the gear at least once a week to check for any problems!)
- A ratio of max 5 clients per Divemaster or instructor. They aim to always have at least 2 Divemasters on the boat to make sure that, should you have any problems, someone will be able to assist you.  
- Unlike many other dive schools, they aim to dive where the conditions are the best on the day - they are willing to go to further sites to find good diving conditions if necessary.

Activity requirements

All participants must have completed their PADI Open Water course or equivalent.

Special terms

Most of customers prefer to make the most of the day by doing at least two dives. You could, for example, combine a seal dive with a wreck or a reef dive in the vicinity.

Into the Blue is the premier dive shop in Cape Town. Their focus is on giving you value for money; a quality, safe, and fun experience.

You will have to pay R160 per extra tank.

You can rent a Go Pro for: R400 per day.

Please note you are not allowed to fly for up to 24 hours after your last dive.

  • Equipment rental: full set and 1 tank
  • MPA permit: valid for one month
  • FREE wi-fi in the shop
  • FREE washing of any gear that you might use
Do not forget to bring
  • Towel
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Sunscreen
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Meeting point
Into the Blue: 88 Main Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
4 days
Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
48 hrs
Cancellation 48 hours or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule