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“Wonderful snorkeling adventure”
Review of Sundown Divers

Sundown Divers
Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Wonderful snorkeling adventure”
Reviewed 10 September 2012

Friends got us a gift certificate to snorkel with seals that we were finally able to find a weekend to use. What fun! Ed and the staff at Sundown Diving were all fantastic. We arrived late because our hotel gave us the wrong directions to the place, but we called ahead and they patiently waited for us to arrive.

The snorkeling was great. The bottom of the ocean around Snake Island is hilly, so you get a chance to see fields of kelp, purple starfish, mussels, jellyfish and schools of fish both up close and dropping away into interesting crevices. Swimming so close to seals was incredible; once they got over their initial wariness, the seals ignored us and we were able to bob up and down in the water just feet away from them. They are beautiful and fascinating creatures, and we are so glad we had an opportunity to go.

Thanks very much to Ed and the staff at Sundown.

Visited September 2012
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Pretoria, South Africa
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49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Great diving operation”
Reviewed 24 August 2012

They were willing to take us anywhere we wanted to dive. Provided a divemaster to guide us around. Professional, Clean gear, flexible, energetic dive operation.

Visited August 2012
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Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Snorkeling with cute seals”
Reviewed 28 July 2012

Do not miss the opportunity to see the harbour seals in their natural environment.

We have been equipped with wetsuites, masks, flippers etc. and drove with a small boat out to snake island. There we jumped in the water and paddeled towards the shore where the seals patiently looked at the new arrivals.

That day the seals were quite curious and swam with us, but always kept a save distance. Our guide told us that the seals can be quite moody. Some days the stay on the shore and dont care, other days they'll swim and play with you.

Overall it was a great experience to see those cute fellas in the water.

Difficulty wise, this activity does not really require any special skills or experience. Being able to swim of course helps, but the suits provide enough lift, that you will not sink :)

Visited July 2012
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