This is a place you go to see Great White sharks.
- S34°08.25’ E018°34.95’ 1 Seal Island
This site is not in a Marine Protected Area (2004). A permit is not required.
The island where the seals breed has been known as Seal Island for a long time, and is identified by that name on the official maps
Shallow - less than 2 m in the cage.
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.
Boat dive with licenced Shark Cage Diving charter.
The site is about 12 km from Kalk Bay harbour, 14 km from Miller's Point, or 25 km from Harbour Island, Gordon's Bay
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.
Get in the cage, watch for sharks, get out again. Repeat if you have the time.
No significant hazards if you dive in the cage. Diving outside the cage is very risky and you shouldn't try that,as great white sharks could breach at any moment and put your life in extreme danger.
No special skills required. Cage dives are usually done on snorkel.
All you need is wet suit, weights, mask, snorkel and camera
- 1 Drop Zone
- 2 East Shoal
- 3 Moddergat
- 4 York Shoal
- 5 SAS Fleur
- 6 Steenbras Deep - North Pinnacles
- 7 Steenbras Deep - South Pinnacles
- 8 SATS General Botha
- 9 SAS Bloemfontein
- 10 Whittle Rock
- 11 Bellows Rock
- 12 SS Lusitania
- 13 Rocky Bank