Tagged with: Seal Snorkeling

Seal Snorkeling Surviving COVID-19

Navigating the effects of COVID-19 on the Tourism Industry Looking forward! Animal Ocean needs YOUR support! With the emergence of COVID-19 the 2020 winter (quiet!) season in Cape Town arrived unexpectedly, forcing tourism businesses to close 3 months earlier than usual. The Tourism Industry worldwide is experiencing massive losses, and… Read More

The History of Animal Ocean

Seals swim together about a reef bed
Seal Snorkeling since 2009! Animal Ocean was founded in Cape Town in 2009 by Steve Benjamin, after spending time in the warmer waters of Kwazulu-Natal working with a marine expeditions company. Having previously studied Zoology and Ichthyology (fish science) Steve’s natural interest and curiosity about the natural world paired with this… Read More

SEAL RESCUE – Animal Ocean Saves Baby Seals!

Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling Saves Seal Pups
A real Animal Ocean Archive story – Cape fur seal pup rescue December 2014 It has become legend amongst the staff of Animal Ocean that the period between Christmas and New Year’s is a week (or at least a few days) that will most likely mean a break from the rush of the summer Seal Snorkeling season. Why is this so, when it is a period that… 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 pregnant… Read More

Animal Ocean YouTube channel

Seal Snorkeling Animal Ocean Youtube
Animal Ocean YouTube We've put a lot of effort this year into creating the Animal Ocean YouTube account and posted some interesting videos about things we are passionate - from Seal snorkeling, Octopii, Birds of Prey, Sharks and Cape Town exploration. The camera team were Steve Benjamin and Dani Davenport. Dani edited them all with masterful… Read More

Cape Fur Seal – 10 Fascinating facts

The Cape Fur Seal The Cape Fur Seal is often referred to as the ‘dogs of the ocean’. They are possibly the most curious and playful mammals you will ever have the joy of interacting with in their natural environment. During our snorkeling experience just off Hout Bay’s Duiker Island, you will get to witness members of the local colony –… Read More