Diving at the Cape Town Aquarium

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Ragged Tooth Shark

Today, my brother and his wife arranged to go scuba diving in the shark tank at Cape Town Aquarium. I don’t have a scuba certificate, so I was unable to dive, but I went along with my camera, and I managed to get a couple of nice shots in. If you have some free time, pop down to the Aquarium, the exhibits are remarkable, and they have a fantastic selection of marine life, and plenty of activities for both little and big people.

By the way, even though the sharks look (and are) very scary, last year only 9 people worldwide got killed by sharks.

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Turtle – Great A’tuin

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Swimming in the aquarium

Warning, we got there at 9am and it was empty. But by 10:30am, the queue was outside the door and around the corner, so best you get there early. Full details and costs etc are here.


  1. Excellent shots. You should handle the photography for the remake of Jaws.

    December 29, 2010
    • Craig Strachan said:

      Now that would be fun! Thanks Andrew

      December 29, 2010
  2. leif hagen said:

    I much prefer to stay on the opposite side of the THICK glass from the sharks……Yikes!

    December 30, 2010
  3. Craig said:

    @Leif, yes I agree with you 100%. Actually strangely enough it is not glass, it is a fancy plastic compound.

    December 30, 2010

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