Blue & Mako Shark Diving
Join on this special day out diving with bait with the Blue and mako sharks. The Blue Sharks are probably the most beautiful shark and great to dive with as they are very inquisitive and bold. Fortunately the majority of them are small and easy to push away when they get too close and great fun to interact with.
This dive is out in the open Pelagic waters and you just never know what you may come across. To date we have not yet seen a Great White Shark on one of these trips but have recently run into pods of Pilot Whales, False killer Whales and also Orcas. The visibility is normally excellent out in the deep so diving with these sharks and other species is very special.
- Location: Cape Town, South Africa
- Season: March – November
- The dive: Free-diving & Scuba.
- Minimum experience required: This dive is for experienced and confident divers only.
- Dive Depth: Surface – 5-10m drift dive
- Water temperature: 18 – 23 º C
- Water visibility: 10 – 50 meters
- Dive time: As much as possible during the day
- Chumming and baiting: Yes
Minimum 2 People
Blue, Mako & Cow Combo
Dive package includes:
- Guided dive (No Cage)
- Snacks & cool drinks on boat
- Dive briefing and full shark presentation
- Transfers from Cape Town (Return R450 per person – Minimum R800)
- Full kit rental R400
Tips for safely diving with Blue and Mako sharks
For Advanced qualified divers only!
Even though the sharks come extremely close and are small at no point must you touch them. They do have razor sharp teeth and are not afraid to use them. Fortunately on most dives the visibility is excellent and as long as you keep your eye on the sharks and keep your limbs and fingers safely close to your body then there should not be any problems.
Always make sure that the shark can pass you with a clear path and no be cornered. You will need to be in control of your buoyancy and comfortable underwater as all divers must remain calm and focused. Divers must wear hoodies, booties and gloves and preferably keep colours dull and not too striking or bright.
Filming and photography
Due to the clear, warm water and beautiful colours of the sharks they are fantastic to film and photograph and you should have plenty of time to interact with the sharks.
Blue & Mako sharks reside in the deep oceanic waters and can only be found 20 – 30 miles out to sea. Here the water is hundreds of meters deep and normally a deep blue colour. This is the Indian ocean out here and normally warm at around 22c.
Shark behaviour and diver interaction
The Blue sharks are extremely inquisitive and will come in on divers once they are comfortable with them. Normally this does not take long and after a while all divers will get used to the close passes by the sharks. At all times divers must however be conscious of what they are doing as sometimes there can be up to 30 sharks plus on the dive and sharks will be coming from every angle.
Divers must be careful to watch their depth and to stay with the bait bucket at and around 5m. The water is extremely deep and it is easy to lose focus and then start dropping downwards with the sharks. The higher you stay the longer your dive will be so this is also important to be aware of to maximise your experience with the sharks.
Make it an all round day out and combine the 7 Gill Cow Shark dive with the Blue & Mako Shark dive! Book this ultimate shark combination for only R3000 per person!