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African Shark Eco-Charters Shark Cage Diving Cape Town
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African Shark Eco-Charters Shark Cage Diving Cape Town

By African Shark Eco-Charters
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Ages 9-90
Duration: 4h 30m
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Live guide: English
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  • Use of SCUBA equipment
  • Snacks and drinks onboard
What's not included
  • Please bring own towels


Start:
  • Simon's Town Pier, False Bay, Simon's Town, Cape Town, 7975, South Africa
    Simons Town Pier or for PM trips the booking office above the pier. NOTE: PICK UPS ARE AN ADDITIONAL FEE
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 60680P1

    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is African Shark Eco-Charters Shark Cage Diving Cape Town?
    African Shark Eco-Charters Shark Cage Diving Cape Town price starts from R 3 686,09. Discover and book African Shark Eco-Charters Shark Cage Diving Cape Town on Tripadvisor
    What is the African Shark Eco-Charters Shark Cage Diving Cape Town cancellation policy?
    African Shark Eco-Charters Shark Cage Diving Cape Town cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book African Shark Eco-Charters Shark Cage Diving Cape Town on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides African Shark Eco-Charters Shark Cage Diving Cape Town?
    African Shark Eco-Charters Shark Cage Diving Cape Town is hosted by African Shark Eco-Charters. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact African Shark Eco-Charters on Tripadvisor. Discover and book African Shark Eco-Charters Shark Cage Diving Cape Town on Tripadvisor
    How much time do I need for African Shark Eco-Charters Shark Cage Diving Cape Town?
    On average, this experience will take approximately 4h 30m. Discover and book African Shark Eco-Charters Shark Cage Diving Cape Town on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 60680P1

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    • African Shark Eco-Charters
      333
      South Africa
      Joined in September 2010
    • Debasis K
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome and Profess
      Lifetime Experience with ASEC starting from helping us out with an afternoon trip on the very next day. Crew were friendly, professional, eco-friendly, and helpful. They also use Scuba which was great as it allows you to stay under water for as long as possible. Got to see 3 Sharks (not Big Whites though - but we didn't expected that) and what an experience. Sea was rough, but our experienced crew managed to spot the Sharks for us. This is also a much closer option than Gansbaai or Hermanus if you are staying in Cape Town. Overall a good day out and a great operator! Made the best of our trip to Cape Town! For Non Swimmers: Yes, you can avail this experience if you're not afraid of chilly waters or holding your breath under water for few seconds. Of course, Scuba gears make it so much easy. (I'm mentioning this as I didn't know basic swimming at the time of writing, had no problems under the cage)
      Written 24 December 2019
    • sweetiemay786
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      If you want unprofessional then this the your company
      I had contacted this company inquiring about how much they charge for their shark diving trip and they told me the price and I said ok I’ll let them know, they contacted my tour guide who messaged me specially saying “ I am not trying to be funny but they don’t negotiate “ I said when did I negotiate? It was sooo unprofessional for them to tattle taling something that’s not true and getting my tour guide to tell me ? Like I have NOT heard of this unprofessionalism. I’m attaching my convo! If you want to deal with unprofessionala then be my guest ! I was 50-50 on this tour but now I’m 100 No on this tour!
      Written 5 December 2019
    • alphadogcol74
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic experience and exceptional customer service.
      Absolutely amazing customer service, so helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Helped me to achieve a life long dream. Thank you so much.
      Written 6 September 2019
    • Daria H
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Super helpful
      We originally booked a shark diving experience with this company but it was sadly canceled due to weather. We were flying out the day after our booking so rescheduling wasn't an option. They could tell we were really wanting the experience so they arranged transport to another shark diving company in Mossel Bay and we had an amazing experience! The crew were awesome and we saw half a dozen great whites in a range of sizes. Even a male, which they said was rare for the area! Thank you for helping me check this off my bucket list!
      Written 24 July 2019
    • Meghan K
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Stellar Experience
      What a phenomenal time, I couldn’t recommend this company any more highly. The trip was amazing and everyone leading on board the boat displays just as much enthusiasm as if it was their only day to experience marine life here as well. Although understandably they can’t guarantee what sharks you will see, the entire crew communicated constantly and moved to various spots until everyone had the opportunity to see a shark up close and extended time when whales and dolphins were spotted to allow the group to watch them. Nadine went above and beyond to organize an incredible personal experience based on my schedule, contacting me via every channel possible when the first day I booked had to be rescheduled and organizing a wonderful driver from Cape Town. Freshly baked muffins on boat - an added bonus. Truly good value all around!
      Written 29 March 2019
    • michaelgK9068NJ
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Saw 2 sharks
      They say out front there is no guarantee you will see sharks. The office staff and ships crew were very knowledgeable and professional and all the supplied gear was fine. The boat ride to Seal Island might have been the highlight of the trip as we saw a hundred dolphins or more swimming alongside the boat. My daughter and I were the 1st group in the cage and there were no sharks. After the boat was moved we got back in and managed to see 2 cow sharks of decent size. One put on a quick show of teeth ripping at the fish on the baited line. The other just briefly swam by. There was a lot of chop and the cage was constantly in motion and a lot of effort was needed to stay in good viewing position. One really good feature of this company is they provide you with hose and regulator so you can stay underwater. You don’t have to be scuba certified. The cage is not fully submerged, so there is a breathing space if you need to surface. For ZAR 6250 ($436) for 2 including transport to and from Cape Town I was disappointed at the outcome, however I might do it again at a better season.
      Written 25 March 2019
    • lawshark1
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Shark Diving Made Simple
      The staff was efficient and professional. They need to limit the number of divers they take out. 14 people was just too many as the cage fits only 4 persons. The limit should be 8 people so as to allow a fair shark watching for all. This is not a trip for persons who do not want to experience rough waters, smelly seals, frigid waters, fish chunks around them. For shark enthusiasts, it is a safe way to see these beasts up close and personal. We went for two days.
      Written 19 February 2019
    • goneroaming
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      What a fantastic experience along with a great crew
      Have just finished the early morning shark cage diving. It was simply first class. The crew of captain, Wellington, Charl and the young lady whose name I can’t remember (sorry) were amazing. Their knowledge and background took the experience to another level. We were lucky to see at least four cow sharks. Sadly no great whites, but Captain told me May is better around Seal Island. If you’re looking for a non-rushed experience, where you get time in the Atlantic Ocean with sharks, rather then being part of a huge group - I’d wholly recommend these guys. Thank you all!
      Written 7 February 2019
    • Gary S
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic professional operator
      We had a fantastic shark diving trip with ASEC, a very professional operator with friendly and knowledgeable guides. No great whites but some great time spent under the water with Seven Gill Cow Sharks which were very interested in us. We also spend time with a large group of Common Dolphins on the trip out to Seal Island. The company is one of the few that use air tanks and regulators which means you don’t have to hold your breath under the water, making it a much more pleasurable experience.
      Written 11 January 2019
    • sashahobson
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A must do in your lifetime! Bucket list experience.
      After doing over a year of research and regular communication with Nadine we decided to book with ASEC. We decided to do a 5 day shark dive with our accommodations through Mariner Guesthouse in Simon's Town. Nadine set up everything and worked to find us additional activities to do after our dives everyday. All 5 of our dives went out, and we saw multiple sharks everyday. ASEC even refunded us money if the shark sightings were not up to their standards which was not expected but definitely an added treat. The staff onboard was outstanding. They provided great educational facts about the sharks and their environment. I ended up getting severely seasick on multiple of the dives (which in no way shape or form is their fault) and the staff made sure I had everything I needed while on board and even checked up on me while at the guesthouse. They worked to accommodate us given my unfortunate case of seasickness which they didn't have to do. I appreciated this so much. Overall our dives were an A+ experience. We highly recommend going with ASEC because they are the only company in False Bay that use regulators allowing you to stay under water to maximize your viewing experience. They provide you with wetsuits, boots and masks to brave the cold African waters. They also provide snacks and beverages for the guests. They care about the environment, which was a great plus for us, not allowing for anything to go overboard. They truly care about these magnificent animals.
      Written 25 November 2018
    • Kurtazer E
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Kutazer
      Never in my entire life did I experience something so intense it was money well spent could not believe the adrenaline I felt must do it again in the future will recommend to anyone
      Written 15 October 2018
    • FarAway166929
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Experience!
      Capt. Rob and his whole crew are terrific. From booking through the tour and back to the dock everyone was great. On the way out to Seal Island we saw one whale. The tour was very organized and everyone was very helpful and provided us with so much information on the sharks, seals and other local animals and sea life. Having the hooka air system really made the experience much better. It was a chilly morning for our tour but the layout of the boat We were able to stay down the whole time in the cage and never missed a "swim by" from any of the sharks. If you are looking for a great adventure, contact the African Shark Eco Charter folks...you will not be disappointed Ken D, Deland Florida
      Written 17 September 2018
    • Peter B
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome!
      After much research we chose ASEC so save yourself the legwork and book them now! 15 on the boat and that seemed a lot until the first group went in then gt all ran very smoothly. We all got to spend at least 20 minutes with 2 metre + seven fins the weather was crap but you didn't really notice with the friendly informative crew and magnificent fish! If you are thinking about it do it! And dont worry about age i am a 58 year old with a dodgy leg! They are also the only boat that offers piped air so you dont have to surface for 20 minutes! Thanks to all a ASEC. X
      Written 14 September 2018
    • Ralph P
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Seals, sharks and whales!! Fantastic.
      We booked the early morning sunrise trip and had a whale of a time!! A party of four, 1-viewer and 3 shark cage divers. We all loved it from first minute until the last despite the cold September morning weather. The guys were all knowledgeable and fun with an obvious interest in what they were doing and also seemed to really want us to share and enjoy the wildlife experiences. We saw seals at the Island hard to miss them. :) Then we dived and spent as long as we could handle in the water with 7-gill sharks. Sadly no great whites but we had been warned that they hadn't been seen for a while. It was exciting and interesting in the cage. Then for an unexpected bonus on the return trip we de-toured to see some amazing close-up encounters with several whales. Not sure if this is a usual part of the trip but we absolutely loved it!! Big thanks for a memorable morning to the whole team.
      Written 7 September 2018
    • junesing
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Professional
      We read all the reviews and decided to sign up with ASEC. They sent reminders to ensure our punctual arrivals at 640 am on the pier. The boat, all equipment and wet suits seemed well maintained. Light snacks and refreshments were provided. Fleeced ponchos keep us warm. Eventhough I didn’t go into the cage dive because I got seasick, I enjoyed the excitement of seeing two cow sharks during our 4 hour trip.
      Written 1 September 2018
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    Katy N
    2 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023
    The communication with this group was incredibly frustrating. Unanswered calls, emails that weren't replied to, and ultimately based on false marketing--there haven't been any great white sharks seen in False Bay in about 5 years according to the staff on our boat.

    We booked months in advance, but when we arrived in Cape Town, we discovered there had been a scheduling error with our other tours. I sent an email inquiring about whether we could switch our tour to another day, and got no response. When I finally got ahold of them at 9:30pm with the help of our hotel concierge because we still hadn't heard about our scheduled pickup time for the next morning, we were told that our initial booking had been cancelled, and our date had been changed to a different day that we could not attend. I stated that we could not make the new booked date (which was done without communication or consent), and requested that we attend what we had originally booked. The office manager stated that they had already given our spots on the morning trip away to someone else (again, without any communication to us), so we'd have to attend the afternoon trip. This timing made us adjust other plans that we'd had for the afternoon as well.

    When we got to the boat, the crew had my family suit up first, but then wait until there was a shark sighting before we got into the water. They talked about how the morning dive had been great, but when asked about any Great Whites (which are plastered all over the website), they revealed that there haven't been any sightings of them in about 5 years! The crew worked extremely hard to chum the waters, but after two hours of sitting on the sunny deck in neoprene wetsuits, we were told that they were calling it a day, and we wouldn't be getting in the water.

    I understand that wild animals are unpredictable, and the sharks are not kept in a tank, so there are no guarantees. When I reached out to request a 50% refund given the hassle we'd had with our bookings being changed, the lack of communication, and the ultimate waste of our precious vacation time, I was told that we would receive vouchers for another trip. Given our other scheduled plans, we are unable to use vouchers, so those were never sent either.

    Again, the crew on the boat was great, and worked SO hard to ensure our safety and enjoyment of the day. The office staff on the other hand is a nightmare to work with, and don't expect to see any Great Whites. Go for a scuba dive instead, or save your money.
    Written 26 July 2023
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    mamafly
    Salt Lake City, UT217 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    From the beginning of my booking the tour operator was very quick to answer my questions and concerns. The first two trips had to cancel the m the mornings but he arranged for an afternoon tour. Boat operators were very informative and had a lot of knowledge. We passed seal island too. I’m am so glad that I chose this company as the small group and more intimate trip was something that has been on my bucket list for YEARS!
    Written 16 May 2023
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    Thank you! We are thrilled to make the adventure a reality :-)
    Written 17 July 2023
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    Jenny C
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2023 • Friends
    The staff were excellent and able to give us lots of advice ahead of this tour. It's clear the company truly cares about the sharks and conservation of the ocean. I only wish they gave us a practice run with the rebreathers before going in! The expereince was excellent and obviously the sharks were incredible and came right up to the cage. It's a must do for anyone in Cape Town or Simons Town. My recommendations for fellow travellers: ask for a few practice breaths with the rebreathers if you haven't used them before, bring extra layers, it can get chilly on the ocean, and bring nose plugs for the drives past seal island!
    Written 20 April 2023
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    Hi and thank you :-) We love to hear how you experienced the tour and we are thrilled you had such a good time.
    Written 17 July 2023
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    Rebecca S
    Oklahoma City, OK5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2017 • Friends
    Swimming with Sharks in South Africa has been the number one on my bucket list since as long as I can remember. I originally had booked a trip to go out to see the predatory breaching and dive with African Shark Eco-Tours, but when we arrived in Cape Town I received an email from the company letting me know that due to recent Orca attacks and bad weather, they had seen very little, if any, activity. I called and asked what they recommended we do and they suggested that we rebook a trip to Gansbaai with another company where they were having an 80-85% success rate in seeing sharks. I think it says a lot about a company who is willing to rebook you with another company (at no penalty!) in order to make sure you have the best shark experience while in South Africa! We ended up having a great time and saw three sharks. Thank you African Shark Eco-Charters for being a company that truly cares about your customers' experiences!
    Written 14 September 2017
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    Thank you for your kind words, it means a lot to us. We do try out best to ensure that all guests have an amazibg experience with sharks.
    Written 5 October 2019
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    Molly Burke
    Boston, MA40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2019
    Our family group of give went shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters and had an amazing time. In advance of our excursion, their team was so friendly and helpful in resolving a scheduling error on my end--I so appreciated their responsiveness as we were on safari and it was tricky to communicate. Everything was really well organized, they were prepared with warm clothes for the boat right out and had snacks and drinks for everyone. We had quite a few sightings of cow sharks over the time we were out by seal island--all while the boat next to us from another operator didn't seem to see any. We really felt like the ASEC team knew what they were doing. Our group ranged in age from 64-16 and everyone was really happy with it--definitely a great activity during your visit to CapeTown!
    Written 20 September 2019
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    We are thrilled that your family enjoyed their shark experience. We really try to go out of our way to ensure our guests are happy and satisfied. Thank you for your kind review.
    Written 5 October 2019
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    spurzboy
    London, UK20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2019 • Friends
    It had always been a dream of mine to cage dive with sharks. After doing research online, I decided that African Shark Eco Charters were the best around. I wasn’t wrong.
    I’d organised everything in England. I was a bit apprehensive about doing this, but it was seemless.
    The day before my trip with them, I telephoned their office and was greeted by a lovely lady who already knew my name and confirmed everything was still on. Obviously, weather can be a determining factor on these kind of trips.
    They organised a transfer to be picked up early in the morning from my hotel. I’m sorry I cannot remember his name but he was excellent. Knowledgable, chatty, friendly etc. The drive from Cape Town to Simons Town early in the morning was wonderful. Lovely sights to see. Upon arrival, we were met by a lovely young lady who gave us a voucher to use in the cafe next door to get a coffee etc. Again, everyone was so friendly.
    The boat itself was smallish and intimate with not too many on board. This made it a more personal experience. The captain and his crew were 1st class. They supplied all the kit we needed, plus food and drink whenever you wanted it.
    Sailing out to our dive location was absolutely wonderful. The early morning sunshine and a slight chill in the air, the backdrop of the coastline as we left it behind, the birds flying around, are memories I’ll cherish forever. No amount of words can do it justice.
    Upon arrival, the crew calmly and methodically got everything ready. Whilst this was going on, you’re watching the seals on the island and seeing them swim in the surf. The tension in the air as we waited for any sharks to arrive......
    And they did......
    Before you know it, you’re in the cage, with these beautiful creatures swimming by. Not only the cold cold water takes your breath away!
    There are many many shark cage diving companies all over South Africa.
    Some, better than others. Some pack many tourists in, which lessens the ‘personal’ experience. This company is not one of them.
    If you’re considering an excursion like this, I strongly advise to give this company a try. You won’t be disappointed.
    They really do think of everything to make your dream a reality.
    Just be sure to pack some seasickness tablets, just in case!
    You won’t regret it.
    What have you got to lose?
    Written 19 April 2019
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    We at African Shark Eco-Charters really appreciate this lovely review. We are thrilled to hear about your great experience with us.
    Written 7 May 2019
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Kelly F
    Levittown, NY4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I would defiantly dive with this company again. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. We didnt get to see any great whites however the crew made sure we got the best experience we could. We did see a lot if cow sharks they came right up to the cage one even tried to poke its head in! Seal island was so cool even got to see some of the seals under water with the sharks. On our drive back to town the captain found a pod of dolphins that were swimming right next to the boat.
    Written 14 April 2019
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    Thank you for your review and we are so glad you had an amazing time with sharks and dolphins.
    Written 2 May 2019
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    fiona3550
    Australia1 contribution
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2015 • Family
    This trip was a liitle disappointing. We went early July. The crew did work hard for us to see the sharks using the seal decoy and large fish head to attract them however there were few about. The shark dive was really quick. As soon as you saw a shark in the cage you were out. On the trip we were told we could have 2 dives however this didnt happen. We were keen to go in the cage second but were asked to go last (group 4). this was a big mistake! The first 3 groups were all offered a second dive and our group 4 didnt get the opportunity. When i contacted the company re this i was told that you are only guaranteed one dive. This was not made clear to us and if it was i would have been more insistent to go in the second group, but at the time thought we would have all been treated fairly. $500 is a lot of money for 5 minutes in the water. Since the trip we were told by many South African trip organisers that this side of the cape has fewer sharks than the other side.
    Written 18 September 2015
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    Bit suprised at your review. You called us and thanked us for a great trip. You even said you had an amazing dive in the shark cage. Yes, we cannot guarantee 2 dives. No one does. One dive is great and two is just really lucky if that happens. The most important thing to realize is that you did see sharks and did have a great trip. The rest is just a bonus..you should not be disappointed!!! You got to dive with the APEX predator of the sea!
    Written 11 February 2016
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    rav t
    Florida169 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2014 • Family
    WE went shark diving in capetown
    Had to leave a feedback for this organization which I think lives up to all its positive reviews
    My experience is of a different nature ,we had made reservation in advance as we were only going to be in cape town for couple days.
    It was a must for my boys going on once lifetime trip to south africa.They worked us into their afternoon trip as they only take small group,the process was easy calling long distances from a park and in the wilderness not having access to internet.We drove to simon town in good time for the adventure of a lifetime ,only to learn they were going to cancel afternoon trip as there were no shark sightings in the morning ,on a bright sunny day something had scared the sharks from their waters.
    They seem to have integrity and did not want to take our money and feel we were cheated ,most others I am sure would not do that on sunny clear day as their are no guarantees to see wildlife in their natural surrounding.
    The receptionist Roxanne was friendly and could see the dejection in the boys.
    She realized we were their for only a day and called other diving companies in gaansbai that were having shark sightings, to book us for the next day.It was a lot of calls and a lot more time.We finally did do dives next day and enjoyed the experience thanks to them.
    The owners transferred all our monies to the other company that credited us the balance as they were cheaper than eco shark.Since they use Oxygen for their dives as compared to others that make you hold your breath.
    I would give this company my best ratings for their efforts and honesty in running a small business.
    Written 30 August 2014
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    I am so glad Roxy was able to assist you.She really does go " the extra mile", and we appreciate your positive review. Thanks a mill!
    Written 2 September 2014
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    Jules E
    London, UK97 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2012 • Solo
    I must have fished through all the websites offering this experience from Cape Town, tried reading the small print as to whether it was breath hold or off a diving air and regulator...cross referred with this site for comments, and basically hit the motherload with Rob and his team. Awesome. They provide suits and regs for the cage...[the problem with breathhold on this sort of trip is that surface chop can make it impossible to catch a clean lungful.] You get 20 minutes guaranteed cage time, and more if there are people like me, who prefer just to watch from above as the lurking shadowy presences come to the bait or decoys.
    Rob was the FIRST to run trips to Seal Island from Simonstown. There are now a few copycats, but none with his experience and knowledge.
    Also...and this is important. If you are based in Cape Town, then Simonstown is 40+ minute drive...Gaansbai where other tours go from is 2 hours. I know which one I prefer to get to by 6.45 am!
    As a diver, and a travel writer, this should be your man and your choice.
    Did I mention the 450 dolphins and whale on the way back...no?
    It made it a special day.
    Jules
    Written 29 February 2012
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    Hi Jules It was an absolute pleasure having you join us on our trip, and that you showed so much interest and asked a lot of questions. Regards Rob
    Written 5 April 2012
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