Scuba diving in Seal Island

Access
From Boat
Diver level
Novice
Depth
Average: not available
Maximum: 16.4 ft
Visibility
Average: 9.84 ft
Maximum: 65.6 ft
Seal Island is a small land mass located 5.7 km off the northern beaches of False Bay, near Cape Town. The most common occupants here are seals and great white sharks. In order to enjoy the white sharks safely divers will have to dive in a cage. Other species include turtles, moray eels, reef and pelagic fish, rays (devil, manta, bull, eagle) as well as tiger, guitar, blackfin, ragged tooth, bull and other sharks.

When to go

The best time to dive this site is between May and September. During the high season the water temperature stays about 15C/59F.

What to see

Seals and great white sharks, turtles, moray eels, reef and pelagic fish, rays (devil, manta, bull, eagle) as well as tiger, guitar, blackfin, ragged tooth, bull and other sharks.

Reachable from

Simon's Town, Cape Town

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