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Pisces Divers
Address: , 1 Main Rd, Goods shed, Simon's Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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Pisces Divers

Blue Shark and Mako Shark Dives

Our pelagic trip is a long day out at sea where we travel up to 25 Nautical Miles off Cape Point. The Blue sharks are more commonly seen sharks on these trips, they are very calm and inquisitive and will approach divers and snorkelers in most cases. They normally feed on squid and a variety of fish. Blue sharks have very big eyes to help them hunt in deep waters and can grow up to 3.5m, although it is rare to see a mature animal of this size. Most are between one and two metres in length. They are incredibly graceful, with long pectoral fins. The Blue shark is actually the most abundant shark on the planet.
Shortfin Mako sharks are some of the fastest swimming animals in our waters, this helps them prey on tuna, gamefish and other shark species. Shortfin Mako sharks can grow over four metres and weigh roughly 700 kg. They are instantly recognisable from Blue sharks with a distinct swimming manner full of intent and a mouth bristling with teeth. An incredible shark to see eye to eye!

Scuba divers, freedivers and snorkelers are all welcome to join on this tour.

Pelagic Birds and other species

We encounter several other special creatures on our trips out to “the deep” these are by no way guaranteed but always a bonus to see.

Some of these include:

Pelagic Fish: Yellowfin Tuna, Longfin Tuna, Yellowtail, Dorado, Bonita, Sunfish
Birds: Subantarctic Skua, Swift Tern, Common Tern, Cape Gannet, Cape Cormorant, Bank Cormorant, White Breasted Cormorant, Shy Albatross, Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross, Southern Giant Petrel, White-chinned Petrel, Cory’s Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater
Whales and Dolphins: Sperm Whale, Pilot whales, Humpback whales, Southern Right Whales, Orcas and Common Dolphins

Details
Location: Simonstown, Cape Town – South Africa
Season: November – June
Max Depths: 10m
Water temp: 16c-25c
Water Visibility: 10m – 50m
Qualification: Open Water or above advised but snorkelling is possible
Baiting: Yes (sardines/pilchards)
Itinerary
Meet at Dive Centre at 06h00
Collect equipment, sign indemnities
Head down to Simonstown jetty at 0700
Board the boat assemble dive equipment
Proceed along the peninsula coast towards Cape Point
Short stop at Cape Point for sunrise photos
Briefing for the dive
Start the chumming process
Once the sharks arrive the dives start
Return to Pisces Divers at 1400 for hot shower, coffee and lunch

What to bring
Dive certification card
Towel
Warm Jacket
Bathing suit / swimming costume
Sunblock
Camera
Own dive equipment if preferred
Seasick medication (if you are prone to seasickness)

Included
Guided snorkelling or scuba dive
Full equipment rental
Coffee / tea and lunch at Pisces Divers
Drinks and Snacks provided on the boat
Briefings

Excluded
Transport to Pisces Divers (can be arranged)
Camera
Pisces Divers




Pelagic Shark Dive

Blue Shark and Mako Shark Dives

Our pelagic trip is a long day out at sea where we travel up to 25 Nautical Miles off Cape Point. The Blue sharks are more commonly seen sharks on these trips, they are very calm and inquisitive and will approach divers and snorkelers in most cases. They normally feed on squid and a variety of fish. Blue sharks have very big eyes to help them hunt in deep waters and can grow up to 3.5m, although it is rare to see a mature animal of this size. Most are between one and two metres in length. They are incredibly graceful, with long pectoral fins. The Blue shark is actually the most abundant shark on the planet.
Shortfin Mako sharks are some of the fastest swimming animals in our waters, this helps them prey on tuna, gamefish and other shark species. Shortfin Mako sharks can grow over four metres and weigh roughly 700 kg. They are instantly recognisable from Blue sharks with a distinct swimming manner full of intent and a mouth bristling with teeth. An incredible shark to see eye to eye!

Scuba divers, freedivers and snorkelers are all welcome to join on this tour.

Pelagic Birds and other species

We encounter several other special creatures on our trips out to “the deep” these are by no way guaranteed but always a bonus to see.

Some of these include:

Pelagic Fish: Yellowfin Tuna, Longfin Tuna, Yellowtail, Dorado, Bonita, Sunfish
Birds: Subantarctic Skua, Swift Tern, Common Tern, Cape Gannet, Cape Cormorant, Bank Cormorant, White Breasted Cormorant, Shy Albatross, Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross, Southern Giant Petrel, White-chinned Petrel, Cory’s Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater
Whales and Dolphins: Sperm Whale, Pilot whales, Humpback whales, Southern Right Whales, Orcas and Common Dolphins

Details
Location: Simonstown, Cape Town – South Africa
Season: November – June
Max Depths: 10m
Water temp: 16c-25c
Water Visibility: 10m – 50m
Qualification: Open Water or above advised but snorkelling is possible
Baiting: Yes (sardines/pilchards)
Itinerary
Meet at Dive Centre at 06h00
Collect equipment, sign indemnities
Head down to Simonstown jetty at 0700
Board the boat assemble dive equipment
Proceed along the peninsula coast towards Cape Point
Short stop at Cape Point for sunrise photos
Briefing for the dive
Start the chumming process
Once the sharks arrive the dives start
Return to Pisces Divers at 1400 for hot shower, coffee and lunch

What to bring
Dive certification card
Towel
Warm Jacket
Bathing suit / swimming costume
Sunblock
Camera
Own dive equipment if preferred
Seasick medication (if you are prone to seasickness)

Included
Guided snorkelling or scuba dive
Full equipment rental
Coffee / tea and lunch at Pisces Divers
Drinks and Snacks provided on the boat
Briefings

Excluded
Transport to Pisces Divers (can be arranged)
Camera
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, 1 Main Rd, Goods shed, Simon's Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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