Day 1: Arrival, Car Rental, Overnight Simons Town Today you arrive at Cape Town International Airport.
Upon arrival, you proceed to the car rental company as per your voucher to collect your standard car full insurance and unlimited mileage with no excess fee. Take the scenic drive to your guesthouse in Simons Town from where you will be conducting your dives. Your room at this luxury guesthouse is a standard double, twin or single room depending on your needs and it also includes a full breakfast every morning.
Day 2: Sevengill Cow Shark Dive, Overnight Simons Town.
This morning you start your day off with an early breakfast at your guesthouse. After meeting the crew at Simons Town pier you board the boat to travel the short distance to the nearby marine reserve. Here in the protection of the reserve, you will find the rarely dived with shark species, the seven\gill cow shark. The seven gills are fierce predators as they hunt for seals and fish in packs. The sharks are residents and no form of bait is needed to attract them. Simply slip into the 10-meter deep water and wait for the sharks to arrive and investigate. The seven gills are curious and confident sharks not being shy of the camera or divers at all. You can choose to do a second dive with the sharks today or you can choose to spend it with the seals in the nearby kelp forest.
Day 3: Blue and Mako Shark Dive, Overnight Simons Town
For Experienced and confident divers only. This dive is certainly for the more adventurous and confident divers. Travel out to the warm Agulhas current where you come face to face with the two shark species that can most certainly be listed as some of the most beautiful sharks around the African coast. Diving in the pelagic current is a once in a lifetime experience. Here, off the point of Simons Town. you will experience these stunning blue and silver sharks flash past you with lighting speed. Although they are fast in the water you will have plenty of time to marvel at beauty and agility. The crew will start chumming for the blue and mako sharks as soon as the boat decides on a good dive location. Once the chum is in the water the waiting period begins. Sometimes we only need a few minutes for the action to start however sometimes we have to wait longer. This dive is not only far off-shore but it is also extremely deep at roughly 1000 meters deep. Divers have to pay attention and do precisely as the divemaster instructs.
Day 4: Drive to Gansbaai, Overnight Gansbaai
Either drive straight to Gansbaai or use the day to enjoy the views of Cape Town. The drive is stunning along the cape coastline to Gansbaai. The R44 is a scenic route with inspiring views. The drive should take from 2-3 hours from Cape Town.