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Guide Summary and Photographs

A beautiful, calm day on the ocean with three of the big 5 sighted on both trips. On the first trip, we had an awesome surprise at the shark cage diving boat. Amongst all the Kelp Gulls scavenging on the chum slick, a tiny Pintado Petrel was spotted by our guide Kira. Also known as a Cape Petrel, this bird is a common winter visitors off our coastlines. The cape petrel most often feeds in the open ocean skimming its bill through the water collecting krill and other crustaceans. They can also be found quite often scavenging around large trawler boats. A great treat to start the day. The next sighting came in the form our indian ocean humpback dolphins, one the first trip, these animals were sighting in quite a large group just past sandy point hanging out on the reef. On our second trip the dolphins were seen heading in the same direction just past the shark cage vessel in the shallows. On the first trip we also spotted a large raft of penguins on sitting amongst a large group of sooty shearwaters. It is great to see the birds in such large numbers as we rarely get to show this to our guests. The penguins on the second trip however were seen on Dyer Island itself. To find our third member of the marine big 5, we made the short journey to Geyser Rock for a quick stop at our 60,000 strong cape fur seal colony. The colony on geyser rock is the fourth largest in southern africa and it always great fun for both crew and guests to watch them both in and out of the water,

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