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There are many waterbased activities to take part in while visiting Cape Town from scuba diving, shark cage diving and deep sea fishing to surfing, kite-surfing and windsurfing. With its beautiful blue waters and sunny skies, Cape Town beckons and adventures are waiting to be enjoyed.
Deep Sea Sport Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing can be enjoyed all year round in Cape Town with mostly Tuna, Yellowtail, Reef Fish, Swordfish and the odd Marlin between October and May and between June and September Cape Snoek, Yellowtail and Reef Fish are aplenty.
Shark Cage Diving
To experience a thrill of a different kind, shark cage diving is an adrenalin pumping experience that will bring you face to face with the Great White Shark. Shark Cage Diving takes place near Dyer Island which is reached from Gansbaai - approximately 90 minutes from Cape Town.
With the Indian and Atlantic Oceans to choose from, there are plenty of diving opportunties along the Cape Peninsula including reefs and numerous ship wrecks. Water temperatures vary from between 9 and 17 degrees and visibility can reach up to 25 metres. Although there are not the vibrant displays of colour as seen in tropical waters, there is an adundance of marine life to be seen including shoals of fish, corals, anemones, dolphins, penguins and sharks.
Surfing & Kite-surfing
Cape Town is not only blessed with beautiful beaches, but also with some of the best surf breaks in the world. There are also excellent windsurfing and kitesurfing spots, and Langebaan lagoon just outside Cape Town is internationally recognised as one of the best boardsailing venues in the world.
>> Visit Cape Sport Centre for details on kitesurfing and windsurfing lessons
>> for surfing lessons and more, visit Downhill Adventures