On the boat at Duiker Island

A Day on the Bay: Seal snorkeling in Hout Bay

Date: 4 March 2013

On the boat at Duiker Island
On the boat at Duiker Island

On a trip to snorkel with seals at Duiker Island in March, Kate got hold of my camera. She took most of these photos, which is why I am in some of them.

Snorkeling with the seals
Snorkeling with the seals

You can see that it was a calm, beautiful day. The snorkellers were visiting South Africa from the United Kingdom, and had a wonderful time checking out the seal colony.

It was warm enough for them to take a break on the boat when they got cold, warm up, and get back in the water. I don’t like to rush things – unexpected and interesting things always happen when you’re not expecting them to, and being in a hurry leads to missed opportunities.

Taking a break on the boat
Taking a break on the boat

 

 

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Tony

Scuba diver, teacher, gadget man, racing driver, boat skipper, photographer, and collector of stray animals

3 thoughts on “A Day on the Bay: Seal snorkeling in Hout Bay”

  1. hello tony , mick from france, do you remember me, well just to tell you how much i miss to dive around cape town i can t stop thinking about coming back especially when i look after all the pics you share here . about this one , is it safe to do snorkeling close to the seal ????? bye bye tony hope to see you soon

    1. Hi Mick yes we remember you! We enjoyed the dives so much that you did with us, seeing the giant sting rays.

      Snokeling with seals is quite safe but of course you don’t put your hands out to touch them, they do have big teeth and can bite. But they are quite friendly in general and a lot of fun to be in the water with.

      Thanks for visiting the blog and we hope to see you again soon in Cape Town. We can go dive with the seals!

  2. thanks a lot tony , well i m not that scared about seals but i know that there are the favourite meal of the sharks. greatings to your wife and friends, see you soon .

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