Posted in: Seal Diving

Shysharks and Cape Fur Seals

Shyshark and cape fur seal animal ocean seal snorkeling
Cape Fur seals and Shysharks We often find Dark shysharks (Haploblepharus pictus) around Duiker Island, hiding in the kelp forest. This seemed unusual to me, as it is well know that Cape Fur seals eat most species of small sharks. This has been photographed by many and there are examples online (Chris Fallows). However we often see these small… Read More

Playful Cape Fur Seals

Animal Ocean Cape Fur Seal Seal Snorkeling
Cape Fur Seals - Water Puppies Over the years we have really gotten to know the mood and behaviours of the Cape Fur Seals on Duiker Island, Hout Bay. They change constantly with the time of year and weather.   During the beginning of the season (September-December) the males are fighting for territory on the land and the heavily… Read More

Two Oceans Aquarium uses Steve Benjamin’s image as entrance.

Steve Benjamin, Two Oceans Aquarium
The Two Oceans Aquarium has re-done their entrance arch with one of my slip-level images and it’s massive! The idea for this project was too take visitors underwater, without them getting wet. Structurally this arched image, will bring visitors from the V&A Waterfront as the leave the surface and bring them underwater. Image installation at… Read More

Hout Bay harbour get a scrub for International Beach Clean-up Day

Raoul Coscia Hout Bay Harbor Animal Ocean beach clean-up
Beach Clean-up 2018 Animal Ocean teamed up with an army passionate ocean groups from around Cape Town for a beach clean-up on International Beach Clean-up day, to help get as much trash off our beaches and out of the ocean as possible. We set up a gazebo and rallied our friends, family and guests to come down and join the community to do a little… Read More

Elephant Seal returns to Duiker Island, Cape Town

Elephant Seal at Duiker Island , Hout Bay, Cape Town, seal snorkeling
Elephant Seal returns to Cape Town Our Southern Elephant Seal has returned. In October last year Duiker Island, Cape Town, was visited by a very lost large Southern Elephant Seal, and this year the same young male has returned. He has an injured left eye which can be seen in images taken on his last visit and in those taken recently; however this… Read More

Elephant Seal at Duiker Island

We have a rare visitor on the island at the moment, a juvenile Southern Elephant seal. These seals are found in the South Atlantic, with the nearest colony being that on South Africa's Marion Island some 2177km away from Cape Town. There are a few reports every years of these lost and tired individuals and normally they return to the open… Read More

How To Snorkel… with SEALS

Snorkeling is one of the most relaxing and easy way to enjoy the wonders and beauty that the ocean has to offer. You can explore your local beaches, reefs, shallow shipwrecks, and it opens up a whole other world of travel activities during your holidays. We love to snorkel with the Cape Fur Seals and know that a lot of people have never snorkeled… Read More

Seal Snorkeling Videos – A collection from our guests.

A Cape Fur seal pup whizzes past a snorkeler at duiker island, Cape Town
We are delighted with this collection of Seal snorkeling videos created by our clients. Thank you and we love sharing them. We have put together a small collection of videos that our Seal Snorkeling guests have uploaded for everyone to see how amazing and incredible the experience is. Rent a Camera During our Seal Snorkeling trips, we strongly… Read More