Steve Benjamin is a zoologist, marine guide and photographer. He shares his love of the ocean with people every day as a guide for Animal Ocean’s snorkeling and dive adventures. Steve started the company in 2009 as a way of keeping himself on and in the ocean. From seals to seven gill sharks, Steve has captured stunning imagery of the amazing animals surrounding Cape Town, South Africa. We are thrilled to share Steve’s story and his images with you. Steve has also generously donated some of his images for us to use in our educational materials, so stay tuned.

Animal Ocean are the seal snorkeling experts and are dedicated to getting you in the water with these fantastic creatures.

Our team of marine guides are only too keen to share the beauty of the ocean and its most playful mammals with you. Our 8m Rib (inflatable boat) takes up to 10 snorkelers and will get you to the seals quickly and safely. Cape Fur seals are most active and abundant in the heat of Cape Town’s summer.