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Experience The Underwater Wilderness

Dolphin Coast, South AfricaPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Michelle

2 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

The trip starts with a meet and greet as well as completing the indemnity form. We then head down to the beach to issue you with your snorkeling gear (If you don't have your own), taking some time to ensure everything fits properly and you're feeling nice and comfy and cover any questions or concerns. We will get your shoe size for the fins when you book.
For beginners we also run a short "skills" session, where we will teach you the basics of using your gear, how to get water out of your mask, how to move in the water and how to fix potential problems you may encounter whilst snorkeling, the purpose here is merely to ensure you are comfortable and have FUN ! After this, we hit the water, where we will point out interesting marine life and also keep a beady eye on you. You can expect to see at least 20-50 species of fish, corals, a wide variety of invertebrates and big shoals swimming around, including Moray Eels, Parrotfish, Damsels, Surgeons, Butterflyfish and loads of other colourful invertebrates. The entire trip lasts about two hours and includes photos of you snorkeling underwater and a free copy of our marine life ID guide.
Other things to note
The experience is really safe and relaxing, we don't go out into the open ocean at all and water is seldom more than 1.5m deep. Our departure times may vary depending on the tides and ocean conditions
The trip starts with a meet and greet as well as completing the indemnity form. We then head down to the beach to issue you with your snorkeling gear (If you don't have your own), taking some time to ensure everything fits properly and you're feeling nice and comfy and cover any questions or concerns. We will get your shoe size for the fins when you book.
For beginners we also run a short "skills" session, where we will teach you the basic…
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What's included

  • Drinks
    We provide a warm hot chocolate to enjoy after your snorkel safari
  • Equipment
    We provide all your snorkeling equipment including masks, fins and wetsuits...

Meet your host, Michelle

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 78 Reviews
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I founded Tidal Tao several years ago with the sole purpose of getting people into the water. Snorkeling is so easy and accessible (compared to scuba diving) and no better way to get people passionate about marine conservation than getting them to experience our marine life first hand. I grew up surfing along our coastline, a qualified nature guide and snorkel instructor with over 7 years experience sharing our coastline with tourists. I have a consistent five star rating on TripAdvisor and it doesn't matter if you're young or old, if you can swim, I can teach you to snorkel
I founded Tidal Tao several years ago with the sole purpose of getting people into the water. Snorkeling is so easy and accessible (compared to scuba diving) and no better way to get people passionate about marine conservation than getting them to experience our marine life first hand. I grew up surfing along our coastline, a qualified nature guide and snorkel instructor with over 7 years experience sharing our coastline with tourists. I have a consistent five star rating on TripAdvisor and it…
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Mon, Apr 19
$25 per person
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
$25 per person
Tue, Apr 20
$25 per person
6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
$25 per person
Wed, Apr 21
$25 per person
6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
$25 per person
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Where you'll be

Our Discover Snorkeling Safari is VERY SAFE, you are protected from the open sea and the water is seldom deeper than a meter and a half, so ideal for families and children. We explore a range of special tidal pools and natural gullies which are rich in marine life, corals, nudibranchs, fish and all sorts of cool critters. We tend to decide on the exact places we will explore based on conditions and tides.
Dijeng
April 2021
Loved this. Dylan was amazing and guided us through everything. Extremely clued up on everything, lovely and patient. Even made us hot chocolate at the end
Savannah
March 2021
It was a really amazing, eye opening experience, broadened my view on life itself. Very beautiful setting. Felt like I was out of Africa. Dylan was a great host! I just felt a bit cold in the water though, would recommend a body suit to keep warm. Overall truly excellent and amazing 😻
It was a really amazing, eye opening experience, broadened my view on life itself. Very beautiful setting. Felt like I was out of Africa. Dylan was a great host! I just felt a bit…
Adela
March 2021
This was a great experience, our guide was friendly and knowledgable and we saw lots of beautiful marine life :) Thanks to Michelle and her team!
Daniel
December 2020
The whole family has a great time going out to snorkel - the kids especially. Was wonderful to see a new world of dazzling fish in their home. Our guide, Josh, was super friendly and knowledgeable and made sure we were safe and comfortable. An amazing offering. Well done!
The whole family has a great time going out to snorkel - the kids especially. Was wonderful to see a new world of dazzling fish in their home. Our guide, Josh, was super friendly a…
Vangile
December 2020
We had an amazing time! It was so cool seeing all the fish and the host was so friendly and welcoming. I’ll definitely do this again.
Quentin
December 2020
For first-timers it was a wonderful experience. When we first arrived i was a little disappointed only because I didn't know what was still to come :) and then we entered the water. Amazing creatures and to see the flourishing corals was magical. Our guide Billy is so passionate about the wildlife and very informative. Thank you!!
For first-timers it was a wonderful experience. When we first arrived i was a little disappointed only because I didn't know what was still to come :) and then we entered the water…

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  • Mon, Apr 19
    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    $25 per person
  • Tue, Apr 20
    6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
    $25 per person
  • Wed, Apr 21
    6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
    $25 per person
  • Thu, Apr 22
    6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
    $25 per person
  • Fri, Apr 23
    6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
    $25 per person
  • Wed, Apr 28
    7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    Join 3 other guests
    $25 per person
  • Fri, Apr 30
    8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    $25 per person
  • Sat, May 1
    8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    $25 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sunblock

Towel