Two mighty oceans, the Atlantic and the Indian, meet at the Cape and the resultant differences in sea temperature promotes a huge diversity of marine life.
Just minutes outside Cape Town, you will be ‘flying’ through forests of kelp, rising twelve metres to the surface and providing a protective mantle for many species of fish, and exploring abundant reef walls and caves – home to species such as corals, sea anemones, sponges, seafans and nudibranches. However, the Cape's greatest highlight for divers are its great white sharks, which are best seen from April to September. Late winter sees the whale migration, including southern right and Bryde's whales.
Most days you will also see dolphins, seals and penguins. The Cape Peninsula is also known as the ‘Cape of Storms’ and the local wreck dive sites offer a diversity of wrecks. With an excellent chance of seeing great white sharks, you are in for the dive of a lifetime. Great white shark tours are year-round, the most exciting encounters are often from April through September when the sharks are particularly active in their feeding patterns.
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