Get up close and personal to the Plett’s colony of Brown Fur Seals in their natural environment. The seals are inquisitive and gentle natured and our seal swim adventure is bound to be one of your most exciting experiences ever!
The Seal Colony is situated on the Robberg Nature Reserve, which is a 10-minute boat ride from Plett’s main beach. When you arrive at the seal colony they will welcome you by bounding toward the boat with their unmistakable glee, showing off their acrobatic skills. They are inviting you to join in!
The Brown Fur Seals are some of the gentlest of underwater mammals, and love to play. They are friendly and you will notice the pure joy they get out of your attention. They may even tug at your equipment and we suggest that you don’t tug back as it might frighten them.
The seal swimming adventure is very safe and the whole family can enjoy the experience. Children younger than 6 years old are able to view the seals from the boat while children older than 6 years old need to be able to swim confidently.
You will be met on arrival by our experienced seal guide who will sign you in and assist with fitting your snorkel gear (changing rooms and lockers are available on site).
Once every-one has geared up, the group will take a short stroll on the beach to the boat where you be given a briefing by the skipper and seal guide on boat procedures and the seal snorkelling experience, before embarking on a short boat ride to Robberg Nature Reserve.
You will then get to jump into the water with your guide for an exhilarating 30 minute snorkel experience with the seals. On arrival back at Pro Dive our facilities include changing rooms and shower facilities where can freshen up after your once in a life time marine animal encounter.
Good to know
- Children need to be older than 6 years and be able to swim confidently. Children younger than 6 years old are able to view the seals from the boat
- All trips are weather dependent and conditions will be checked on the morning of your activity, one hour prior to arrival time. Please note that if the weather conditions are not suitable for diving the charter can be cancelled on the morning of the dive
- Mask & snorkel
- Gratuities (optional)
- Swim wear
- Warm clothing/wind-breaker (it can be cold on the water when the wind blows)
- Swim wear
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I was a first time diver and took my training at the Pro Dive Center in Plettenberg Bay. I had an amazing instructor Cassandra. She was so patient with me and even helped me overcome my water anxiety from previous water related trama. All the staff was very understanding and let me progress at my own pace and always made me feel comfortable and like I had real support to get me through the process. I was able to complete my dive certification and do 4 short dives, 3 shore dives and one boat dive with the sea lions. It truly was an amazing experience and I cant thank Cassandra enough for all her hard work and efforts to make my dream of learning how to scuba dive a success and reality. I highly recommend this dive center for anyone that wants supportive and attentive instructors that make the process comfortable.
Great experience, such awesome diving. Special thanks to Nikki who was super cool and made it really enjoyable. Really looking forward to diving here again!
Thank you Michelle and team for this fantastic experience, it was truly unbelievable. Special thanks to Daniël, Aldo and Nikky for your patience and teaching us all the skills needed to qualify for Open Water 1. We enjoyed the fun dive with the seals tremendously and will surely be back in 2020 to do more dives with you, perhaps even join you on a tour to the Red Sea! :-)
I went snorkeling with pro dive today,the entire team was absolutely amazing and professional , my guide was dillon, if I could I would give him a 10star rating in particular for being patient while I got used to the water etc
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The guest can cancel free of charge until 24 hours before arrival. The guest will be charged the total price if they cancel in the 24 hours before arrival.
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The beauty of Table Mountain, Lions Head and the Atlantic Sea Board coastline from the comfort of our kayaks is unrivalled. Dolphins, seals, penguins, Sunfish and occasionally whales frequent our Cape Town.