Seal Island Falsebay

Seal Island in False Bay is home to 5- to 60 thousand seals at a time. This is a breeding colony that attracts the Great White shark to these waters during the time the seal pups start swimming.

One can encounter two sharks at the island, rarely together though. These are the Great White Shark and the Broadnose Sevengill Shark.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 7 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Snorkeling

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

Roman Rock

Roman Rock can be found on the West Side of Falsebay, it is part of an MPA area, please have your permit available. Site has a flat coarse shelly sand bottom with large boulders and outcrops. The long axis of the reef runs roughly east to west and is about 400 m long and 110 m wide.

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Outer Photographers Reef

This is just one of the many smaller offshore reefs in the 20 to 30m depth range that can be found along the coast of False Bay south of the Roman Rock reef complex, where there are a moderate number of scattered granite outcrops of various sizes, many of which are virtually unknown.

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This site has a very easy and protected beach entry and a small cove with a sandy bottom that is suitable for training exercises, while also having a varied topography, diverse ecology, and large area.

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Froggy Pond

This little bay is actually called “Froggy Pond“ on the official maps and charts of the area. In spite of its name, this is a sea dive, and there will be no frogs! Shore dive site which is suitable for training exercises as it is sheltered and has a flat sandy bottom.

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Boulders Beach

Simonstown Boulders is an easily accessible shore dive. The average depth is 6 meters and the maximum depth is 9 meters, so it is a good training dive site for beginners.

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SS Clan Stuart (Wreck)

The dive site SS Clan Stuart is an inshore historical wreck in Simon’s Town area on the False Bay coast of the Cape Peninsula. The “SS Clan Stuart”, a 3500-ton British turret steamer carrying a cargo of coal, ran aground after dragging its anchor in a South East gale on 21 November 1914.

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Enter at the rocks on the left and swim toward the two pinnacle rocks out toward the ocean. The smaller rock on the left has a swim-through with three entry points. To the right is a larger rock with lots to see along the wall of the rock. This dive is more for advanced divers.

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Shark Alley

This dive site is only accessible by boat and is approximately 8 km offshore. The average depth at Shark Alley is 3 metres and the maximum depth is 5 metres.

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Millers Point is also known as Shark Alley due to the high numbers of Seven-gill sharks that use to be found here in the kelp forest. This site is in a marine protected area. Make sure you get your diving permit and take nothing other than memories and photos.

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Long Beach Simons Town

Due to the shape of the harbour, Long Beach is well protected from most winds and waves. This dive site has a maximum depth of about 18 meters. This dive site does not require a boat ride and is a great shore dive.

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Recommended Training

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