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Cape Town Shark Cage Diving

Cape Town Shark Cage Diving

Simon’s Town near Cape Town city is the ever famous home of Air Jaws! Remember all those documentaries where the great white shark flies effortlessly out of the water to catch its prey? Most of those documentaries were filmed right here in Simon’s Town which forms part of the False Bay area. Shark trips here includes towing; that means that for over an hour before the cage diving takes place, a decoy seal is towed behind the boat at speed in order to invoke a breach. Get your cameras ready!

Location: Simon’s Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Season: Varies between mid January to mid October
The Dive: Cage comfortably takes 5 divers at a time, but can take max 6 if required. 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 6m 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
Chumming: Yes
Other species on this expedition: Cape Fur Seal, Common Dolphin, Bottlenose Dolphin, Brydes Whale, Southern Right Whale, African Penguin and various other sea birds.

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We’ve been operating in Cape Town and Gansbaai for over 12 years and work with the only the most experienced operators, utilising the latest boats and highest safety standards. Shark Divers is owned by a founding member of the original shark dive booking office in South Africa, ensuring a professionally arranged and hassle-free trip.

Great news, we have a special deal running in Gansbaai at the moment. Gansbaai offers year-round shark diving, is a day trip from Cape Town, and best of all the trip costs only ZAR1 380: Find out more about shark diving in Gansbaai.

Simon’s Town on the False Bay coast, a short distance from the city, is the starting point for Cape Town shark diving trips. 

Location: Simon’s Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Season: Varies between mid January to mid October
The Dive: Cage comfortably takes 5 divers at a time, but can take max 6 if required. 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 6m 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
Chumming: Yes
Other species on this expedition: Cape Fur Seal, Common Dolphin, Bottlenose Dolphin, Brydes Whale, Southern Right Whale, African Penguin and various other sea birds.

Book In Real Time

  • Click “Book a Dive” >
  • Choose a Trip >
  • Book & Pay >
  • Get instant confirmation >
  • Go Diving >

We’ve been operating in Cape Town and Gansbaai for over 12 years and work with the only the most experienced operators, utilising the latest boats and highest safety standards.

Great news, we have a special deal running in Gansbaai at the moment. Gansbaai offers year-round shark diving, is a day trip from Cape Town, and best of all the trip costs only ZAR1 380: Find out more about shark diving in Gansbaai.

 

Details

Simon’s Town, Cape Town
 Season – May to September
 No Experience Necessary
From R2500 per person

 
Included

 All gear inclusive Refreshments on-board

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Trip Details

You don’t even have to climb in the cage to get a good view as many of the sharks swim at the surface and some even pop their heads out to have a look at you. Join us as we head out before dawn to witness the raw power of nature epitomized by a Great White Shark launching itself out of the water to catch its Seal prey. These attacks can last for minutes at a time and the sharks have a 50% success rate at catching their prey. After experiencing this breathtaking interaction, we lower a cage in the water and you can have the opportunity of viewing these spectacular predators in their natural environment.

Remember all those documentaries where the great white flies effortlessly out of the water to catch its prey? Most of those documentaries were filmed right here in Simon’s Town which forms part of the False Bay area.

We head out before dawn to witness the raw power of nature epitomized by a Great White Shark launching itself out of the water to catch its Seal prey. These attacks can last for minutes at a time and the sharks have a 50% success rate at catching their prey.

After experiencing this breathtaking interaction, we lower a cage in the water and you can have the opportunity of viewing these spectacular predators in their natural environment. But you don’t even have to climb in the cage to get a good view as many of the sharks swim at the surface and some even pop their heads out to have a look at you.

Trip Itinerary

Please note that this is just a rough guideline, the times are confirmed a day before the dive relating to tides and weather. On busy days there will be two or three trips depending on the operator.

Cage Diving, Viewing and Breaching Trip

6:15 – Meeting time

Board boat and receive boat safety briefing and general information

Leave pier between 6h30 and 7h00.

Arrive at island between 6h50 and 7h25.

Brief clients on shark hunting behaviour and what they can expect.

View natural predatory interactions between sharks and seals.

Tow a seal decoy to entice a breach so clients can get a picture.

Anchor boat around 9am and start chumming to get sharks to boat.

Drop cage and brief clients on the cage dive and shark behaviour around the boat.

Cage dive and view sharks from 9h00 to 11h30.

Return to Simons Town harbor.

Cape Town Operators

Where To Go Shark Diving!

CAPE TOWN

Trips depart from Simon’s Town in False Bay! We’ve been operating in Simon’s Town for over 12 years and work with the only the most experienced operators, utilising the latest boats and the very highest safety standards.

DURBAN

Durban is home to the world renowned Aliwal Shoal. We’ve been operating in Durban for over 12 years and work with the only the most experienced operators, utilising the latest boats and the very highest safety standards.

GANSBAAI

There is no doubt that Gansbaai, South Africa, is the great white shark capital of the world. We’ve been operating in Gansbaai, our home town for many years, working with the only the most experienced operators.

MOSSEL BAY

Mossel Bay lies in the beautiful Garden Route. The bay is very protected and great white shark trips take place here nearly daily in water that’s warmer than Gansbaai and Simons Town, so it’s possible to dive without a wetsuit.

TO BOOK, CALL +27 82 442 3059 or SEND AN ENQUIRY