SHARK CAGE DIVING
CAPE TOWN

from R1900/person

Photo Friendly

3 - 4 Hours

Gear Provided

Family Friendly

All Children are welcome to go on the Predation trip or Shark Cage Diving / Boat-based Great White Shark Watching trip. As long as they are accompanied by Adults. No children 12 and under are allowed in the Cage.

 

Where is Simon's Town, Cape Town?

Simon's Town is a 45-minute drive from Cape Town City Centre 

Season

The Great White Shark season in Simon's Town, Cape Town starts around 15 January to 15 September every year. Peak Season is from around 16 May to 14 September. The season is based on Seasonal Activity and may change according to Great White Shark Behaviour.

Professional Guide

The friendly staff on the boat are all qualified guides and the boat is Skippered by a very experienced qualified Skipper and a paramedic on board. 

Photo Friendly

This is an understatement, to say the least. Imagine getting a Great White Shark looking at you with its gaping jaws open in front of you or a Great White Shark Breaching. Definitely bring a Camera and Go Pro. Drones are allowed subject to prior arrangements. 

Weather Dependant

All trips are weather dependent and can be CANCELLED at a moments notice. Your safety comes 1st and foremost.

What to Bring?

Sunblock - Factor 50 minimum
Sunglasses - Polarized
Cap
Warm Waterproof Jacket
Towel
Swimsuit - Put your swimsuit underneath the clothes you are wearing before arriving, as this makes changing into the wetsuit far easier.
Camera
Go Pro
Drone - Only by prior arrangement with management
Batteries

 

Wheel Chair Friendly

All are welcome to join this AMAZING experience. Prior arrangements must be made if you would like to go inside the cage. This is subject to certain conditions as to the severity of the disability and if the Guest can be controlled SAFELY inside the cage. Otherwise, the view from the boat is JUST as amazing to see Great White Sharks. 

What time must I arrive for my trip?

You will receive an SMS the day before to inform you exactly what time you need to be at the Shark Office for your Great White Shark Experience. Please ensure you arrive 1 hour before your Shark Experience Departs.

Packages Available

We do offer 2 - 10 day White Pointer Experience packages if you are interested. Please email us for more details.

What times are available?

Departure times vary due to the different Trip options and different tides and weather conditions

Departure times vary due to the different Trip options and different tides and weather conditions

Trip Options

Predation Trip - This is the most popular trip to see Great Whites Hunt Cape Fur Seal's and see the famous Predations (Breaching) in the South African Winter Period ( May - September) Includes Shark Cage Diving & Boat Based Shark Watching.

Shark Cage Diving / Boat Based Great White Shark Watching - Come FACE to FACE with a White Pointer in the protection of a Shark Cage or see them from the Boat, which is just as AMAZING. 

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Does this look like fun? Enquire today!

TRIP ITINERARY

See below details of what you can expect on the day of your Predation Trip or Shark Cage Diving/Boat Based Shark Watching Experience. 

Morning Predation / Breaching Trip or Afternoon Shark Cage Diving/Boat Based Shark Watching Trip

Please arrive at the Office 1 hour before your Great White Shark Experience Departs

Payment

You can pay by Cash or Credit Card on Arrival. We do require your Credit Card details to secure your booking. Your, Credit Card, will not be debited. It is only for security purposes in the event of 'NO SHOWS'.

Orientation

After you arrive you will have a brief orientation of what you can expect on your Trip  

Breakfast / Lunch

You will be served with a small Continental Breakfast or light Lunch while orientation takes place. 

Make your Way to the Harbor

You will be escorted to the Harbor where you will board the Shark Boat for launching. 

15 - 20 minute Boat ride to Seal Island in False Bay

There is a 15 - 20-minute boat ride to the island before the boat anchors to lower the Shark Cage. 

There is a 15 - 20-minute boat ride to the island before the boat anchors to lower the Shark Cage. 

Anchor the Boat

The Skipper will anchor the boat and the friendly staff will lower the Cage into the sea while guests get into their wetsuit (Advisable to wear your costume underneath your clothes before getting on the boat) that is provided before getting inside the Cage. For those that do not want to get in the cage, the viewing is just as good from the boat

Predation (Breaching) / Cage Diving / Great White Shark Watching Trip

  1. Predation Experience - As the Sun rises and the visibility for the Cape Fur Seal's is poor below the sea, you will be instructed to watch out for any Cape Fur Seal pods traveling to or from the Island to see a potential Predation's(Hunting/ breaching) on the Pod of Seals. This will be done for about an hour as the light improves for the seal's, predations slow down. 
  2. Breaching with Decoy - After the Predations slow down, a Seal Decoy will be towed behind the boat about 30 yards behind the Shark Boat to encourage the Great White to Breach on the Decoy. This will continue for about another hour.
  3. Shark Cage Diving / Boat Based Shark Watching - The boat will anchor and the Shark Cage will be lowered into the sea and floats on the surface. A group of 5 divers will be lowered into the cage where they can scuba(prior arrangement) or snorkel to see the Great White Sharks underwater or you can view them just as well on the boat as Great Whites are surface feeders.  

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Cage Diving / Great White Shark Watching Trip

Trip departs in the Afternoon generally. The boat will travel to Seal Island where the boat will anchor to lower the Shark Cage to view the Shark from below the surface or from the boat. The trip is about 3 - 4 hours long

Return to the Harbor

After you have had an AMAZING experience with Great White Sharks, you will return to the Harbour and to the office, where you can freshen up and watch a video of your Trip, which you can purchase, while having some tea, coffee, and some snacks to warm you up before you make your way to the next adventure in South Africa. 

Does this look like fun? Enquire today!

PRICING GUIDE

Pricing is subject to change without prior notice. For Groups of 10 or more please email us for a discounted rate



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Mid Season
Morning 
15 Jan – 15 May

15 Sept – 15 Oct

R2500/person

3 - 4 hour trip

Includes Small Breakfast / Lunch

Transport - R500/person

Wetsuit & Diving Equipment Included

Mid Season
Afternoon

15 Jan - 15 May
15 Sept - 15 Oct

R2250/person

3 - 4 hour trip

Includes Small Breakfast / Lunch

Transport - R500/person

Wetsuit & Diving Equipment Included

Peak Season
Morning

16 May – 14 September

R3500/person

3 - 4 hour trip

Includes Small Breakfast / Lunch

Transport - R500/person

Wetsuit & Diving Equipment Included

Peak Season
Afternoon

16 May – 14 September

R2500/person

3 - 4 hour trip

Includes Small Breakfast / Lunch

Transport - R500/person

Wetsuit & Diving Equipment Included

“Looking for a trip of a life time. This is certainly it. What an AMAZING adventure. Would recommend this to anyone that loves the outdoors and love nature. These creatures are awe-inspiring and incredible ”

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Simon's Town, Cape Town History

Simon' Town also known as Simonstad(Afrikaans) which is only a 45-minute drive from Cape Town City Centre. This is home to the South African Navy which is located on the shores of False Bay on the Eastern side of the Cape Peninsula. Simon's Town has been the Naval Base and Harbour (first the Royal Navy and now the South African Navy) Simon's Town was named after Simon van der Stel who was a governor of the Cape Colony.

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