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Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay/Seal Island

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The dive site Seal Island is an offshore site in the northern False Bay, near Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.


This is a place you go to see Great White sharks.


S34°08.25’ E018°34.95’

This site is not in a Marine Protected Area (2004). A permit is not required.


Shallow - less than 2m.


The island and offshore reefs are granite of the Peninsula pluton, and have the familiar rounded look of other similar outcrops.

Geology: Late Pre-Cambrian granite of the Peninsula pluton.


Get in[edit]

Boat dive with licenced Shark Cage Diving charter.

The site is about 12km from Kalk Bay harbour, 14km from Miller's Point, or 25km from Harbour Island, Gordon's Bay

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Marine life[edit]

These dives are for one purpose only: to see sharks. Other fish may be attracted to the bait, but this is not what you do this dive to see.


Suggested Routes[edit]

Get in the cage, watch for sharks, get out again. Repeat if you have the time.

Stay safe[edit]


No significant hazards.


No special skills required. Cage dives are usually done on snorkel.


All you need is wet suit, weights, mask, snorkel and camera

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