Mossel Bay is a beautiful coast, located between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, at 400 km/248 mi of distance both ways. It is surrounded by the sunbathed peninsula and the beautiful waters of the Indian Ocean. It offers a mild climate all year round, thus making it a perfect winter break destination.The weather is influenced by the Aghulas current of the Indian Ocean and by the presence of the Outeniqua mountains.
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Shark Diving in Seal Island, False Bay, Western Cape South Africa
Seal Island is without doubt one of the world’s most popular shark enthusiast’s dream. It is the only place where during many days you can have the opportunity to observe various submarine mammals with predatory behaviors.
Shark diving at this spot is organised all year round but the best months to go are between February and September with 95% guarantee of seeing the Great white shark. Warmer summer months for visiting are from October to March, chances are at about 80% to come across such a beast.
Normally the Shark expedition starts at 7:00 and ends at 12:30. Shark diving is conducted in a cage 1.5 m/5 ft wide and 2.1 m/6.7 ft in height and has ports that allow excellent viewing and photography. Maximum number of persons per dive is 2-3 and you get to stay on between 20-30 minutes. No experience is needed and there is always the crew members who are experienced in shark diving.