Kelp Forest Dive

Cape Town

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Activity Description

Option 1
Pyramid Rock is unique in that you have a strong chance of diving with many smaller species of sharks at a depth of 12 metres. A thick kelp forest borders the channel making this quintessential habitat.

No cage required

Option 2


Do your bit for scientific research by collecting data! Kelp forest fish identification snorkel!
Record the presence of all fish species using the Roving Diver Technique (RDT) and ID reference slates (don’t worry, we will be there to help!). We also record the presence of the local shy shark species which we often encounter (these are small harmless shark species).
This is a beach or rocky shore entry, so no boat is required and the snorkelling is no more than 50 meters from the coast. This activity is great for families and people new to snorkelling. For the more adventurous you can survey on SCUBA or free dive. It is a very rewarding activity, great fun and there is lots to be seen!

Note: We outsource to a preferred supplier as these dives are specialised. 


ProviderApex Shark Expeditions
Duration2 hours 30 minutes
WhenAll year round
WhereSimon's Town
WeatherWeather confirmation to be confirmed the day before the trip.
What to WearYou will be wearing diving gear on the trip.
Things to BringWhat to bring? Dress in layers, Warm weather jacket, closed shoes, beanie, scarf, hat/cap, polarized sunglasses, towel, bathing costume, sun block & camera. If you are prone to motion sickness, we recommend Sturgeron or Dramamine tablets. Take one the night before your trip and another one and a half hour before we are scheduled to meet. For your own enjoyment of the trip, we recommend that you do not over indulge in alcohol the night before as this may result in you being very sea sick the next day.
Guests or Spectators


Minimum Age8 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelFit
QualificationsSnorkel, Freedive Or A Minimum Dive Certification For Scuba Open Water One. *Must Be A Competent Swimmer. It Is Open Water Sea Diving And Conditions Are Not Always Easy.
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelIntermediate

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsAll dive gear.
ExclusionsTransfers: These can be arranged upon request.


Dive Depth: 6 to 12 metres (20 – 40 feet)
Water temperature: 12 to 20 C
Water visibility: 3 to 10 meters
Dive time: 30 to 60 minutes.

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