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Discover the Wonders Beneath the Waves


Cape-ED is dedicated to providing students with a quite literally immersive marine biology experience in the captivating waters of South Africa. Our expert marine biologists guide students through thrilling activities that instill a deep understanding and appreciation for marine life. From free diving to up-close encounters with fur seals and baboons, each experience is designed to ignite a passion for marine biology, conservation and the wider natural world.


We Swim with Sharks!


Students have the opportunity to join a shark cage dive tour with a shark biologist on board to accompany the group to answer any questions, talk about the amazing animals and discuss any fears and misunderstandings about the plight and dangers of sharks.


This trip offers the potential to view Bronze Whalers, Cow Sharks and even the famous Great Whites!

Student excited to see a shark when cagediving
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We Climb Mountains


Expedition groups will also get the chance to explore the fascinating city of Cape Town.


Take a hike up and ride the cable car down the famous Table Mountain before trying some of the local cuisines in Cape Town's harbour markets and exploring the shops and museums.


We Snorkel for Science


Our students don't just snorkel, they study the marine environment and are taught the skills of data collection that contribute to our ever-growing research on the sharks of False Bay.


Our citizen science projects focus on the marine life of False Bay including stingrays, cape fur seals, whales, sea birds and of course the many different species of shark which are unique to this region.

Kid snorkel
sea bins

We Clean for Conservation


It's important to us that our groups give something back to the community they visit.


Our students take part in beach cleans as well as in-water harbour cleans allowing us to study the marine debris that damages the  local ecosystems.


We Sail The Ocean Blue


Our research vessel gives our groups the chance to sail around False bay carrying out microplastics sampling and dropping baited video recorders to see exactly what is living below the surface.

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sundown penguins

We Sundown with Penguins


You can't come to Cape Town and not see the penguins, after all they are our neighbours.


Each morning and each evening you can watch them return to the shore to tend to their nests along with seeing their famous home, Boulders Beach.


We Study Wildlife


As part of the program students undertake research projects centred around the diverse array of species inhabiting False Bay. With a wealth of marine life to choose from, ranging from majestic great white sharks to playful Cape fur seals and vibrant reef fish, each student selects a subject of study that resonates with their interests.

They delve into the behaviour, ecology, and conservation of their chosen species and put together a short presentation to share with the group. Each presentation offers a window into the unique lives of the creatures of False Bay.

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kids at cape of good hope

We Give You Stories You'll Tell for Years!


​If you want to give your students the experience of a lifetime and give them a unique opportunity which they can’t get anywhere else then what are you waiting for?

Meet the Founders


Emerging from the joint efforts of a marine biologist and a school teacher, and fuelled by their deep love for the ocean and the desire to ignite young minds, Cape-ED was born. However, Cape-ED is more than an educational adventure, it's an opportunity to nurture a generation captivated by the ocean's beauty, instilling deep respect and understanding for its delicate ecosystems. Their mission aims to instil an appreciation for conservation that will carry with students far into the future, safeguarding our planet's oceans for generations to come.

Mike in water

Lead Marine Biologist - Mike Baron

Mike is a seasoned marine biologist with a passion for inspiring the next generation of marine enthusiasts. His expertise and dedication enrich every student's learning journey.

Lee ready to Scuba

Education Director - Lee Jevons

Lee brings a wealth of educational experience and a profound commitment to environmental stewardship. His leadership ensures that each program seamlessly integrates education, adventure, and marine conservation.

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