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Snorkel for science with a biologist

Snorkel for science with a biologist

Duration:3.5 hours total
Includes:Equipment
Languages:Offered in English
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

About your hosts

I'm a Marine Biologist, freediver and certified PADI Master SCUBA Instructor. My passion is to engage the public in marine conservation and experience this incredible ecosystem, the kelp forest first hand. Originally from the UK, I now live and play in Simons Town and dive in the kelp forests of South Africa. I co-founded a marine research organisation that promotes citizen science, conservation…
Mike
Mike
Dylan
Dylan

What we’ll do

You will develop a new appreciation for the ocean environment and the character of Cape Town's kelp forests. Kelp forests are magical places of serenity and wonder. We start with a crash course on the unique geography of the Cape Peninsula, and the processes that make Cape Town one of the most bio-diverse ecosystems on this planet. We follow up with a quick fish and shark identification lesson,…

What else you should know

Guests must be comfortable swimming as this is a water-based experience. Minors (<12) must be accompanied by an adult.

What I’ll provide

Equipment
All snorkeling equipment is provided

What to bring

Towel
Swimsuit
Inquisitive minds
  • Responsible interactions

    All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.

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Where you'll be

The majority of our time will be spent snorkeling among the vibrant Kelp Forests of the Cape peninsula in Simons Town, Cape Town. We generally dive from a secluded beach that also offers the possibility of seeing penguins and sea otters.

This experience is available starting May 01, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused through April 30, 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Guests should be confident swimmers.

What to bring

Towel

More tips

Guests must be comfortable swimming as this is a water-based experience. Minors (<12) must be accompanied by an adult.
Mike
Snorkel for science with a biologist
14 reviews
From $59/person
14 reviews
From $59/person