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During our normal Safari, you have the possibility of seeing up to 14 different species of sharks. This 4 day extension available from October to the end of April offers the possibility of diving with a further 8 species of sharks plus seals and huge 100 kg Tuna.

These species are:-

Great White shark (Carcharodon carcharias)

Broadnose Seven Gill Cowshark ( Notorynchus cepedianus)

 

Shortfin Mako (Isurus oxyrinchus)

Blue shark (Prionace glauca)

Spotted Gully Shark (Triakis megalopterus)

Puffadder shyshark (Haploblepharus edwardsii)

Pyjama (or Striped) Catshark (Poroderma africanum)

Dark Shyshark (Haploblepharus pictus)

 

Leopard Catshark (Poroderma pantherinum)

Cape Fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus)

Giant Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares)

Longfin Tuna or Albacore (Thunnus alalunga)

Bonito

The programme begins with you flying to Cape Town on the Friday when the other divers leave for home. Overnight is in a Simons Town B&B (bed and a light breakfast)

Saturday – You will enjoy a cage dive with the Great White sharks.

Sunday 09h00 we depart from Simonstown main pier for a 30 minute trip on our 30 ft catamaran to Pyramid Rock. Our first dive is at 10h00 followed by a drink and snack with the second dive following at 11h45. These dives are in the kelp forest at around 10 metres depth (so we can normally dive for anything up to 60 minutes) with the water at 13 – 18 degrees and visibility 3 – 15 metres.

This is the home of the Broadnosed 7 Gill Cowshark believed to be the oldest and most primitive living shark. It is also home to the Catsharks and Shysharks listed above. There is also a colony of Cape Fur Seals in this area not frequented by the mighty Great White shark giving us the opportunity to dive with these playful and intriguing animals.

Monday An early 07h00 start from Simonstown main pier as we have a 30 kms trip out to the warm Aghulas current where we find the Shortfin Mako and Blue sharks. Once we have the sharks in attendance, we don our scuba gear and join the sharks at 5 metres around our baitbox. With such a shallow dive, we can easily spend 60 – 120 minutes with the sharks. Being in the Agulhas current also means we can expect the water to be a more comfortable 18 – 22 degrees with visibility anything from 10 – 50 metres.

Tuesday - your return flight home from Cape Town airport.

The cost of the extension is € 810.00 (+ supplement € 40 single room) which includes:-

Three nights accomadation Bed & Breakfast

The dives mentioned above

Dive cylinder and weights as required

Not included are:-

Dive gear apart from cylinder and weights

Flights

Land Transfers

Meals apart from breakfast

Drinks

Want to spend an extra night or two in Simons Town, maybe to visit the Cape Peninsular Reserve, Table Mountain, the Wine route or just to have a spare day available in case a bad sea causes cancellation of one of your dives ?- We can happily offer you this at € 36 per night bed and light breakfast sharing or € 47 single occupancy.

All dives are 'Sea conditions permitting'.