(Indian Ocean - South Africa )
*Includes 4 nights B&B, 1 great white experience, flights from Durban to Capetown return and local transfers. Excludes international flights.
- Picturesque Simon's Town sea front hotel
- Great white shark experience with Apex Predators
- Breaching whales (seasonal)
- Ideal extension after Umkomaas & Aliwal holiday
Face to face great white encounters are on the wish list for many divers - and there are few places you can get as close to these inspiring hunters than in False Bay. Famous for its tasty seal population, each year great whites can be seen breaching and hunting. And now you too can experience the shark dive of a lifetime with the undisputed great white experts Apex Predators in Simon's Town.
Simon's Town itself is only 40km from Cape Town and overlooks False By. The Simon's Town Quayside hotel is an elegant waterfront hotel with breath taking views of the Bay and the Simons Kloof Mountains. All of the 26 rooms are modern with twin or double rooms. All have air con, en suite, internet access, mini bar and satellite TV. Some rooms have a balcony view, ideal to watch the sun rise or set over this extraordinary landscape.
The atmosphere at the Simon's Town Quayside hotel is relaxed - just what you need after all the adrenalin of the great white encounters! The Upper Deck is the on site restaurant, serving a wide variety of culinary delights. Or why not take a stroll into the surrounding town to sample some of the local restaurants and bars. There are no less than 18 beaches within the vicinity and countless historical buildings and cultural experiences to visit. You can even arrange a wine tour of the local vineyards! The choice is yours.
- Rooms: 26
- Fridge: Yes
- Room safe: Yes
- A/C: Yes
- Pools: No
- Restaurants: 1
Dive Centre Facts
- Dive Centre: 150m
- Dive Courses: NA
- House Reef: NA
- Boat Diving: NA
- Shore Diving: NA
- Nitrox: NA
- Tech Friendly: NA
- Season: All year
- Air Temp: 15-20
- Water Temp: 18-20
- Visibility: 10-15m
- Airport: 42km
Great whites are enigmatic sharks that attract divers - and now with the expertise of Apex Predators you too can get close to these incredible sharks. Watch them hunt and breach in their natural environment around False Bay and Gansbaai.
Apex Predators are committed to quality, not quantity. Their recipe of small groups, extensive local knowledge and experience at Seal Island combines with Chris and Monique's passion for nature. There are never more than 12 divers per trip. Divers descend in the cage 2 at a time for up to 30 minutes at a go. No experience is required and all instruction and equipment is provided on the day.
- Undeniable great white shark experts Chris & Monique Fallows
- Shark encounters in both False Bay and Gansbaii (depending on season)
- Whales, dolphins, makos and sea lions
- Small groups for the best experiences
Great white behaviours and encounters do vary throughout the year. The False Bay season runs from Mar - Sep and out of Gansbaai all year. But there is so much more than just great whites to find. Breaching whales can be seen Jun- Jul and Oct - Nov including Southern Right whales and Brydes whales. 7 gill cow sharks, makos, blue shark and dolphin are just some of the other large pelagics you can come across. Pelagic perfection!
Diving Rates & Prices
If you pre-book your diving as part of a holiday package with Scuba Travel you can take advantage of our special rates and make considerable savings on your dive package or dive course at Cape Town.
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Scuba Diving Courses
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- PADI open water course from: Price on request
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- Nitrox Specialty from: Price on request
- Other courses available on request
- Full set (Mask, Fins, BCD, Reg and wetsuit): Price on request
These prices are subject to change and you will be advised of the exact cost at the time of booking.
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From time to time the resort and dive centre hosts a unique one off dive event. These will focus on a specific area of diving, covering a wide range of topics from underwater photography, technical diving, explore wrecks or conservation themed.
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