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Dive Review of Shark Explorers/Simon's Town Quayside Hotel/various in
Africa/Simonstown and eastern cape

Shark Explorers/Simon's Town Quayside Hotel/various: "Outstanding Operator and Location", Jun, 2014,

by ROBERT PECORARO, NY, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 7920 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Extensively in the Indo Pacific, South Pacific, Hawaii, Africa, Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, Alaska, Antarctica
Closest Airport Capetown/East London/Durban Getting There Capetown Airport and transfer by car/taxi. Very easy...Long drive (11 hours) to the Eastern Cape and then on to Durban airport at the end

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, surge
Water Temp 55 to 70 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 30 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions The diving was pretty relaxed. You could dive your own profile. We were on a group trip with experienced divers.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales > 2
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments We had our own subject matter expert who organized the group. There was not one provided by the dive company, although there were photograph ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments We did a whirlwind tour of both the western and eastern cape of South Africa. The trip was approximately 3 weeks long and it started in Simon's Town, which is about a 45 min drive from the Cape Town airport. Simon's Town is located on False Bay, famous for breaching Great White Sharks. Shark Explorers offers a trip that allows you to witness this unique behavior and then get in cages for in water viewing of the sharks. Addition ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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