The Seven Gill Cow Shark, or Spotted Cow Shark, is a prehistoric predator and can be found roaming kelp forests. It is a social feeder and can be observed in large groups of up to 18 individuals. The size of the sharks ranges from 1 to 3 metres, with the females generally larger than the males. Distinctive features include their seven-gill slits and the absence of the front dorsal fin.
The dive takes place at Pyramid Rock in False Bay.The site is one of the few places in the world where your chances of encountering this rarely seen shark are high and we may encounter a variety of other small shark species as well. A thick kelp forest lines the channel making this the shark’s ideal habitat.