Kelp Forest And Seal Dive
Sevengill Shark & Seal Dive
Kelp Forest Dive - One of our more popular kelp forest sites is at Pyramid Rock where we have a good possibility of encountering the Sevengill shark, which is also called the Cow shark or Broadnose sevengill. The maximum depth is only 12 metres making it ideal for beginner and junior divers to join. The shallow depths and picturesque environment makes this is the ideal environment for photographers aiming to capture these sharks in their natural habitat.
The Cowsharks aggregate in the shallow channel between Pyramid Rock and the shore. If the sharks are present, there can be up to 30 sharks in the aggregation. Their curious and inquisitive nature means there is no baiting involved and we rely solely on a specific area where these animals are known to aggregate. Aside from the main attraction, the kelp forest is a beautiful environment to explore. There is an abundance of life in the kelp forest.
We do have times when the sharks are not present in the area – please enquire about recent sightings when booking to have realistic expectations.
If the Cowsharks are not evident, 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 shyshark and Dark shyshark. 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.
Meet at dive school at 09h00.
Collect equipment, sign indemnities and load the boat.
Briefing for first dive.
Boat is launched and collects divers from beach opposite the dive centre.
Proceed to first dive site (20 minute trip) and dive.
Exit water and surface interval.
Briefing for second dive site.
Proceed to second dive site.
Exit water and head back to Simonstown.
Return to dive centre by 14h00 for hot shower, coffee,lunch and debrief.
All diving gear is provided.
Snacks and drinks.
What to bring
Hat or beanie.
What to wear
Hotel pick ups can be arranged to dive school.
Return drop off can be arranged if required.
Trips by booking only. Full refund if we cancel or change the event due to poor ocean conditions. Cancellation within 48 hours of departure, 50% fee. Cancellation within 24 hours of departure and no-shows, no refund. All cancellations prior to 48 hours will be refunded in full. All trips have a minimum required number to be feasible.
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