PELAGIC SHARK DIVE

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25 NMI off Cape Point, CAPE TOWN

BETWEEN
November - June

MAXimum depth 3-5 meters

WATER TEMP 16°c - 25°C

Visibility: 10-50m

Open Water +, SNORKELLING POSSIBLE

location25 NMI OFF CAPE POINT,
CAPE TOWN

 

season
BETWEEN NOVEMBER AND JUNE

 

depth
MAX DEPTH: 3M – 5M

 

temperature
WATER TEMP: 16°C – 25°C

 

visibility
VISIBILITY: 10M – 15M

 

certification
OPEN WATER
(SNORKELLING POSSIBLE)

The Blue sharks are more commonly seen on these trips, they are very calm and inquisitive and will approach divers and snorkelers in most cases. We encounter several other special creatures on our trips out to “the deep” these are by no way guaranteed but always a bonus to see.

Blue Shark & Mako Shark Dives

Our pelagic trip is a long day out at sea where we travel up to 25 Nautical Miles off Cape Point. The Blue sharks are more commonly seen sharks on these trips, they are very calm and inquisitive and will approach divers and snorkelers in most cases. They normally feed on squid and a variety of fish. Blue sharks have very big eyes to help them hunt in deep waters and can grow up to 3.5m, although it is rare to see a mature animal of this size. Most are between one and two metres in length. They are incredibly graceful, with long pectoral fins. The Blue shark is actually the most abundant shark on the planet.

Shortfin Mako sharks are some of the fastest swimming animals in our waters, this helps them prey on tuna, gamefish and other shark species. Shortfin Mako sharks can grow over four metres and weigh roughly 700 kg. They are instantly recognisable from Blue sharks with a distinct swimming manner full of intent and a mouth bristling with teeth. An incredible shark to see eye to eye!

Scuba divers, freedivers and snorkelers are all welcome to join on this tour.

Pelagic Birds and other species

We encounter several other special creatures on our trips out to “the deep” these are by no way guaranteed but always a bonus to see.

Some of these include:

  • Pelagic Fish: Yellowfin Tuna, Longfin Tuna, Yellowtail, Dorado, Bonita, Sunfish
  • Birds: Subantarctic Skua, Swift Tern, Common Tern, Cape Gannet, Cape Cormorant, Bank Cormorant, White Breasted Cormorant, Shy Albatross, Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross, Southern Giant Petrel, White-chinned Petrel, Cory’s Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater
  • Whales and Dolphins: Sperm Whale, Pilot whales, Humpback whales, Southern Right Whales, Orcas and Common Dolphins

INCLUDED

  • Guided snorkelling or scuba dive

  • Full equipment rental

  • Coffee / tea and lunch at Pisces Divers

  • Drinks and Snacks provided on the boat

  • Briefings

EXCLUDED

  • Transport to Pisces Divers (can be arranged)
  • Camera

ITINERARY

  • Meet at Dive Centre at 06h00

  • Collect equipment, sign indemnities

  • Head down to Simonstown jetty at 0700

  • Board the boat assemble dive equipment

  • Proceed along the peninsula coast towards Cape Point

  • Short stop at Cape Point for sunrise photos

  • Briefing for the dive

  • Start the chumming process

  • Once the sharks arrive the dives start

  • Return to Pisces Divers at 1400 for hot shower, coffee and lunch

WHAT TO BRING

  • Dive certification card

  • Towel

  • Warm Jacket

  • Bathing suit / swimming costume

  • Sunblock

  • Camera

  • Own dive equipment if preferred

  • Seasick medication (if you are prone to seasickness)

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PELAGIC SHARK DIVE

R3,000.00

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    3/14/2019
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    10/28/2019
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    9/30/2019
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    2/09/2019
  •   I would like to say a huge thank you to Pisces Divers for providing a brilliant service. We felt safe and thoroughly enjoyed our diving in Simon's Town. I... read more

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    9/22/2019
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    11/10/2019
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