Cape Town Shark Cage Diving

Join a trip in the afternoon to Seal Island in False Bay to Cage Dive with the Great White Sharks. The Cage Diving afternoon trips just focus on cage diving at the island. This trip is not a breaching and predation trip like the morning and it is unlikely to see predation activity in the afternoons. At the end of the trip, a decoy (fake seal) will be towed and you will hopefully be lucky with a view of natural predation close to the boat. The boat takes a maximum of 12 guests per trip. This small number allows for great viewing opportunities and long cage dives. The cage is tied to the boat and guests are allowed to snorkel in the cage. In view of this, diving certification is not necessary. Bookings are essential as space is limited.

Please note: Great white sharks are completely wild animals and as such sightings cannot be guaranteed. The crew will use their best knowledge in order to give you the most realistic expectations before making a booking. Should you not see a Great White Shark on a trip then you will not be refunded.

Gansbaai Winter Special! 

Shark diving in Cape Town takes place from June to September, while Gansbaai is a year-round destination, and it’s an easy day-trip from Cape Town. We are currently offering a Gansbaai winter special at ZAR1 450 per person, check it out. 

Trip Info

Location: Simon’s Town

Season: June – September

No Experience Necessary

ZAR 2500 Per Person (PM Trip June-September)

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Shark Diving Cape Town

Location: Simon’s Town

Season: June – September

No Experience Necessary

ZAR 2500 Per Person (PM Trip June-September)

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Cape Town Shark Cage Diving

Join a trip in the afternoon to Seal Island to Cage Dive with the Great White Sharks. The Cage Diving afternoon trips just focus on cage diving at the island. This trip is not a breaching and predation trip like the morning and it is unlikely to see predation activity in the afternoons. At the end of the trip, a decoy (fake seal) will be towed and you will hopefully be lucky with a view of natural predation close to the boat. The boat takes a maximum of 12 guests per trip.

Gansbaai Winter Special!

Shark diving in Cape Town is from June to September, while Gansbaai is a year-round destination, and it’s an easy day-trip from Cape Town.

Check out our Gansbaai winter special at ZAR1 450 per person.

Shark Cage Diving - Cape Town

The sharks do not, unfortunately, hunt and breach on a regular basis at Seal Island in the summer but the best places to see the Great White Sharks (from October – May) are Gansbaai and Mossel Bay.

Location: Simons Town,Cape Town. South Africa.
Season: Mid May to mid October
The Dive: Cage comfortably takes 5 divers at a time, but can take max 6 if required and only 18 passengers on the boat so lots of space to move around and view the sharks from the boat and the cage. We mostly work on a breath-hold system in the cage as visibility is often limited and contact time with the animals underwater only lasts a few seconds at a time. The crew on the boat can see the sharks how they move and this way they can direct you to be looking in the right direction at the right time for the best views. A hookah scuba system is available for qualified divers and is great when visibility is more than 6 meters and the divers can follow the sharks as they move around the boat/cage! *Hookah scuba only available on request, please specify when making a booking.
The Boat: A maximum of 18 guests on board.
Dive depth: Surface cage.
Water Temp: 14 – 18º C
Water visibility:  3 – 20 meters

White Shark Cage Diving - Cape Town

 

SIMONS TOWN – PM Trip (May – September)

Join a trip in the afternoon to Seal Island to Cage Dive with the Great White Sharks. The Cage Diving afternoon trips just focus on cage diving at the island. This trip is not a breaching and predation trip like the morning and it is unlikely to see predation activity in the afternoons. At the end of the trip, a decoy (fake seal) will be towed and you will hopefully be lucky with a view of natural predation close to the boat. The boat takes a maximum of 12 guests per trip. This small number allows for great viewing opportunities and long cage dives. The cage is tied to the boat and guests are allowed to snorkel in the cage. In view of this, diving certification is not necessary.

13:00
Meet crew at Simon’s Town Pier. Guests are welcomed aboard and a full safety and weather briefing is given before departure.

13:15
Depart for Seal Island. (25 to 35-minute boat ride).

13:30 – 16:30
The crew find a suitable location around Seal Island to anchor and start attracting sharks. Once a shark approaches the boat bait is put in the water to keep the sharks around the boat. At no point are the sharks purposefully fed or handled and only fish products and no Shark livers or any other attractants that have a negative impact on the environment are used. Once the sharks arrive the divers will enter the cage. The sharks come right up to the boat and if you do not want to dive then you will still have an excellent experience viewing the sharks. Snacks, soft drinks, fruit juice, bottled water are available on the boat.

17:00
Depending on the weather and shark activity the boat should arrive back in Simon’s Town Harbour.

 

White Shark Cage Diving - Cape Town

 

Included:

  • All dive gear (sizes small to XXL are available)
  • Drinks & Snacks provided throughout the course of the trip on-board

Excluded:

  • Return Transfers from Cape Town

 

PM Trips (Jun to Sep)

ZAR 2500 Per Person for Shark Cage Diving

ZAR 500 per person for Shuttle transfers from Cape Town (ZAR 1000 for single person)

Bookings are essential as space is limited.

Please note: Great white sharks are completely wild animals and as such sightings cannot be guaranteed. The crew will use their best knowledge in order to give you the most realistic expectations before making a booking. Should you not see a Great White Shark on a trip then you will not be refunded.

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