This beautiful bay just off the coast of Cape Town got its name from seafarers, who mistakenly thought they'd rounded the southernmost tip of the African continent. It is well known for sightings of whales and sharks.
Simon's Town: Just outside of Cape Town, this town also features the country's naval headquarters. It is also the base for many shark dive operations to Seal Island, which lies just off the coast
Lying just off the coast of Simon's Town, Seal Island is home to thousands of Cape Fur Seals, who in turn, attract predators like the Great White Shark and the Mako Shark. It is a popular destination for shark cage diving operators as the very unique Great White Shark Breaching takes place at this island.
Ideal Conditions: Especially the Great White Shark is attracted to the False Bay region as a result of two oceanic currents, the warm Agulhas Current and the cold Benguela Current, creating a temperate zone just off the South African coast - providing ideal conditions for the Great White Shark in particular.
Seal Island: Lies approximately 35km south of Cape Town and is a popular tourist destination for those visiting Cape Town. The large seal population attracts sharks and especially the Great White Shark. Watching them breach through the air to pounce on a seal is an electrifying sight - as is the experience of diving among the world's biggest marine predator in reinforced steel cages on our Great White Shark diving packages.
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