White Shark diving & Whale Watching.
White Shark diving & Whale Watching with Dive Inn Cape Town plus an added extra of touring the scenic route of Clarence drive to or from Hermanus.
For these trips we have 2 options of departures. 1st one will be a very very early 4.30 am departure time out of Cape Town directly to Klein baai and the next option will be an 8am departure with a tour towards Klein baai and straight back to Cape Town afterwards.
Thus the 1st one is to get early into Kleinbaai at Marine Dynamics our preferred operator to go shark cage diving or Whale watching with their sister company Dyer Island Whale Cruises. After briefings, registering, indemnities and breakfast we get our life jackets with bright orange oilskins on and walk the short distance to the Harbour and get on the boats.
The new whale boat “Dream catcher” is stunning and this boat concentrate on the whale watching tours. On the tour you can see whales, Seals at Dyer and Geyser islands perhaps some dolphins, Penguins and of Course some Great white sharks next to Slashfin the Marine Dynamics shark boat. This unfortunately is limited to about 10 minutes just to get you hooked to do another trip on Slashfin and get into the cage. The crew, skipper and volunteers check up on you the whole time, providing information about the animals we see where to see them and ensure that all is safe. Really a well worth whale watching trip for about 3hours on Dream Catcher with Dyer Island Whale cruises.
The top of the range trip is the Cage diving on Slashfin with Marine Dynamics. Included in the price is breakfast or lunch, snacks on the boat and after the trip you get soup and bread as well. With registration we provided the sizing charts and on the boat the wetsuits, booties, mask and weight belt appears in numbered bags and fits you quite well. The water can still be a chilly 12-14 degrees so the thick one piece suits are really great.
White Shark diving & Whale Watching
On the +-4 hour trip at sea you can expect to be in the cage definitely once and it also all depends on the white shark activity. I have found you actually have a better possibility to see the white sharks from the boat than in the cage as it all happen very fast when they approach the cage.
To attract the white sharks they cause a scent slick made out of fish oils and mashed up offcuts of fish. The mullet (small silver fish) and some gulls get some morsels out of it but the sharks just a promise. Handlers on the boat have a seal look a-like decoy and a couple of fish heads just to attract the sharks closer to the cage for the eager divers to experience these awesome creatures from up close. Definitely a well worth experience to get to see a great white shark so close up. All around the crew and staff at Marine Dynamics provide an excellant service thus we keep on bringing our clients to them.(www.sharkwatch.com)
The other part of the tour to and from Klein baai is a stop at Hermanus to see if you can spot a view whales from the cliffs of Hermanus old Harbour and get some old history about the surrounds.
In Bettie’s bay we will go and check out a penguin breeding area. Stoney point was also an old whale processing harbour and I think a possible area to try and get a scuba dive in with permission of the local rangers. Dassies, penguins, different species cormorants and even Egyptian geese stay in harmony. A small coffee shop is also situated at Stoney point and a good stop over between Cape Town.
This is just a short summary of the outing so contact us and book and we will show what it is all about being out for a long day in the Overberg area looking out for sharks, whales, penguins and some South African history.