Scuba for science in Simon's Town

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Scuba for science

1 Main Rd, Simon's Town, Cape Town, 7975

R 1,400.00
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Activity Information

Company:Cape Radd

Activity:Scuba for science

Activity Types:Marine & Water Tours

Duration:3

Minimum Age:12

Start Location:Pisces Divers in Simon's Town

End Location:Pisces Divers in Simon's Town

Adults Allowed:Yes

Children Allowed:Yes

Become a citizen scientist and learn all about marine biology through an interactive scuba diving experience

Want to get up close and personal with the vibrant life of the Kelp Forest? Develop a new appreciation for the ocean environment and the unique character of Cape Town's kelp forests by accompanying Cape RADD marine biologists in this magical place of serenity and wonder.

We start with a crash course on the unique geography of the Cape Peninsula, and the processes that make Cape Town one of the most bio-diverse ecosystems on this planet.  Then we follow up with a quick fish and shark identification lesson, where you'll be introduced to the marine life you may see on the snorkel. After that, we get in the water where you help collect data for a research program that investigates the diversity and abundance of the local reef and kelp systems. Let's get wet and submerse ourselves in the underwater forests!

NB you must be a qualified open water Scuba Diver

The majority of our time will be spent among the vibrant Kelp Forests of the Cape peninsula in Simons Town, Cape Town.  We generally dive from a secluded beach that also offers the possibility of seeing penguins and sea otters.

Guests must be comfortable swimming as this is a water-based experience, gusts must additionally be qualified Open Water SCUBA divers. Minors (<12) must be accompanied by an adult. Be sure to allow adequate time before any flights.

What To Wear Normal everyday clothing

Things To Bring Swimming costume, towel and sun cream

Guests Or Spectators Only paying guests allowed

Inclusions All scuba equipment provided.

Exclusions Towel, Swimming costume.

  • Public Liability Insurance is in Place

The full value will be refunded if we cancel due to unsuitable ocean or wind conditions. We will try to cancel within 12 hours of the scheduled trip but reserve the right to cancel at shorter notice if necessary. Cancellations within 48 hours of the scheduled departure time or no-shows will receive no refund or option for reschedule. All cancellations prior to 48 hours incur a 10% administration fee.

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