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SNORKELING WITH SEALS Introduction

Are you looking for a fun activity to do, that won't break the bank?  Snorkeling with seals in Cape Town is a lot of fun, and very adventurous! These animals are like “underwater dogs”. While being very slow (and a bit grumpy) above the water, they transform into playful acrobats when they are in the water - in their element!

The most seal action is typically in the top 5 meters of the ocean, and they come right up to the surface to breath, means which that you can be part of the action while snorkeling. Seals come right up to you, look you in the face, blow bubbles, bark, and play! Sometimes, you can have hundreds of seals around you, making this a truly spectacular wildlife event to witness! If they're in the mood they become quite interactive, playing all around you. Certain times of the year there are puppies around as well, which are very cute.

Not a certified diver? No problem! You can join your scuba friends on their excursion - let them dive below while you snorkel on top. With this activity, you can be sure to have just as much fun as them!

Snorkeling with seals is one of those "must do" adventure activities in Cape Town. Coupled with a fun boat ride this is quite a thrill.

You need to be able to swim to take part in this activity, and the minimum age is 10 years old.

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What have others said about Into the Blue Scuba Dive Center?

Globetrekker Oxford

“Top marks for safety and professionalism”....

The reason for giving five stars is not because my dive day was good - it was horrible, a complete washout, no viz, unpleasant swell, just all round yucky conditions.

However, that's nature, and dive operators can do nothing about it. What all dive operators should do is be as professional and customer-focused as the guys from ITB diving.

First thing to note is that ITB is considerably cheaper (by almost 1000.- Rand) than Simonstown operators, which is baffling considering that they also have the transport cost from Cape Town to budget for.

DMs, Instructors and Shopfloor staff are all super friendly and helpful; I even got picked up from my Cape Town digs and dropped off afterwards, free of charge.

On the boat, I saw all the emergency and redundancy gear I like to see: twin engines (VERY important!), Oxygen, comms gear, flares, the lot. Briefings were thorough, and buddy check was insisted on.

The trip to Seal Rock in the RIB was fun in the swell, but when we got there the captain did not let us dive because of the unsafe conditions. Disappointing as this was, he was totally right. Low tide and heavy swells are a dangerous combination this close to the rocks, and as for trying to get back into a RIB in seas like this....
We then tried the PMB wreck, where zero viz and nasty vertical swell separated the group and forced us out of the water after 25 minutes.

The captain did offer to try another spot but was honest enough to tell us that in his opinion it was going to be rubbish everywhere, and so we called it a day.

Back at the dive shop, we were all offered a re-schedule, but as I'm out of time I was given half my money back. I know from experience that this is not the norm in the industry, sadly.

Into the Blue is a top notch outfit that does things by the book, with a strong safety focus and very customer centered, on top of offering reasonable pricing and a fair refund policy. You'll have a hard time to find a better operator anywhere around. They'll definitely be my first choice when I pass through next, and for doing my IDC sometime this year.

Just hope mother nature will be in better mood then.

Visited April 2017

 

Carina Koenig

Epic experience with the greatest team!�Thank you so much!

Jacques Vermeulen

Best dive shop ever! People are friendly and helpful!...

Cape Town diving for the win!