Swim with creatures of the deep and discover what lurks beneath

There's a whole world to discover beneath the waters of the coast in Cape Town and the Western Cape, from the icy Atlantic to the warm Indian Ocean.

Scuba Diving

You're spoilt for choice in our province. Swim amongst giant boulders covered with sea anemones, explore sea caves, ghostly shipwrecks or swim with Cape Fur Seals, and dive with the rays and turtles at the iconic Two Oceans Aquarium.

Shark Cage Diving

The Western Cape has the best sites in the world to view great white sharks in their natural habitat, throughout the year. Shark cage diving operators can practically guarantee you shark encounters by heading for the populated waters of Hout Bay, Gansbaai, Dyer Island, KleinBaai, Seal Island, Mossel Bay and Simon's Town. You don't need to be a professional as no diving is required - shark cages are simply lowered into the waters alongside the viewing boat. We're committed to Responsible Tourism and our operators make sure that everything is above board before taking people below.

Snorkeling with the Seals

Swim and interact with curious Cape Fur Seals, watch them dart around gracefully and playfully in the water below you, and take home the experience of a lifetime. No experience required. Swimmers are thoroughly briefed on what to do and enter the water under supervision of an experienced PADI dive-master.

Swim and interact with curious Cape Fur Seals, watch them dart around gracefully and playfully in the water below you, and take home the experience of a lifetime. 

Discover what lurks beneath the waters of the Western Cape, you may just come across shipwrecks, the marine Big 5 and other incredible sea creatures making the waters their home.