Shark Diving Cape Town

Shark Cage Diving in Cape Town with great white and/or Copper sharks is taken as a day trip and launches from Kleinbaai harbour near Gansbaai. Shark Divers offers fully inclusive tours: Hotel transfers, breakfast and light lunch plus all gear needed to take the plunge and have an adventurous day! Tours from as little as R1450 per person. Take me to the Gansbaai option!

Want to shark dive in Cape Town? This takes place from the Simon’s Town harbour. Simon’s Town is a beautiful harbour town, a mere 50-minute drive from Cape Town Central. Here, near Cape Town, you can dive with the majestic, sleek Blue and Mako Sharks, the prehistoric 7 Gill Cow Shark and some very feisty seals. This activity is suitable for snorkelers and scuba divers.

Blue and Mako Scuba Dive

Shark Diving Cape Town Dive Tour

This dive trip is aimed at spotting and diving with Blue and Mako sharks, 25 nautical miles off the coast of Simon’s Town. However, we also often, but not guaranteed, experience some other awesome marine creatures on this tour. These animals include some large pelagic game fish, sea birds, whales and dolphins. The season officially opens in November but the best time to do this dive is from February to June. This shark dive tour is a long one, and sometimes the wait for sharks can be up to 3 hours. The reward is worth it though! Tours are highly weather dependant, so we suggest that you keep a couple of days open in your dairy instead of setting out just one day.

Included, Excluded

  • R3000 per person sharing

  • Location: Simon’s Town

  • Shark Tour

  • Snorkel and Scuba

  • Full dive gear equipment

  • Briefings

  • Coffee, tea and lunch

  • Drinks and snacks onboard

  • Transport

  • Camera

Itinerary

  • Meet at Dive Centre at 06h00

  • Collect equipment, sign indemnities

  • Head down to Simonstown jetty at 0700

  • Board the boat, assemble dive equipment

  • Proceed along the peninsula coast towards Cape Point

  • Short stop at Cape Point for sunrise photos

  • Briefing for the dive

  • Start the chumming process

  • Once the sharks arrive the dives start

  • Return to dive centre at 1400 for a hot shower, coffee and lunch

What to bring

  • Dive certification card if scuba

  • Towel

  • Warm Jacket

  • Swimming costume

  • Sunblock

  • Camera

  • Own dive equipment if preferred

  • Seasick medication if  prone to seasickness

Sevengill Cow Shark Scuba Dive

Seven Gill Cow Shark

Join us on a one-of-a-kind cage dive with the Broadnose Sevengill Sharks at the famed seal island. The only area in the world where you can cage dive with these ancient-looking sharks in False Bay. Sevengill Sharks are formidable predators of Cape Fur Seals, as well as other shark and fish species. They can grow to be 3 meters long and weigh up to 700 pounds. So come join us to view these fascinating sharks in their natural habitat.

The season is from September to May. The cage comfortable takes 5 divers at a time. Sharks are viewed on a breath-hold system. Our boat takes a maximum of 18 guests. Water temperature is usually 14 to 18 degrees Celsius with visibility between 3 and 20 meters.

Included, Excluded

  • R2500 per person sharing

  • Location: Simon’s Town

  • Shark Tour

  • Guided Cage Diving

  • Full dive gear equipment

  • Briefings

  • Hookah system available on request for qualified divers

Itinerary

  • Meet at Dive Centre at 08h15 and 8h45

  • Safety briefing, sign indemnities

  • Leave pier between 9h00 and 9h30

  • Arrive at the island between 9h25 and 9h55

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

  • Anchor boat and start chumming to get the sharks to the boat

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

  • Cage dive and view sharks from 10h00 to 12hoo

  • Return to Simon’s Town harbour

What to bring

  • Dive certification card if using hookah (pre-arranged)

  • Towel

  • Warm Jacket

  • Swimming costume

  • Sunblock

  • Camera

  • Water bottle (preferably  re-useable)

  • Seasick medication if  prone to seasickness

Cape Town Diving

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GANSBAAI

Shark species in Gansbaai include Great White and Copper Sharks

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MOSSEL BAY

Shark species in Mossel Bay include Great White and Hammerhead Sharks

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DURBAN

Shark species in Durban include Oceanic Blacktip  and Tiger Sharks

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PORT ELIZABETH

Shark species in Port Elizabeth include Great White Sharks

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CAPE TOWN

Shark species in Cape Town include Great White, Sevengill, Blue and Mako Sharks

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Ricardo Coser
Ricardo Coser
2022-12-31
Very good experience, all like description and more 😍 recommended 🙂
Lieze Fourie
Lieze Fourie
2022-12-26
Dit was n baie unieke ondervinding. Die crew was baie hulpvaardig en Edgar het die ervaring baie verbeter. Dankie Tannie Janeen vir al die moeite
Naman Rungta
Naman Rungta
2022-12-22
Great experience. Everything was as promised. Everyone got 20 minutes in the cage which was more than enough to see the sharks up so close. The homemade vegetable soup served after the trip was delicious. Another five stars for the perfect ending. The whatsapp team responses quickly and keeps you upto date with detailed information. Thank you.
Vanessa Schäfer
Vanessa Schäfer
2022-12-13
We booked the tour through Sharkdivers directly on the homepage. You give your credit card information for the booking, but pay when you arrive. We were welcomed with a hearty breakfast and after a safety briefing we started right away. The boat is large, comfortable and the trip takes 15 minutes. Upon arrival, we saw a seal after a few minutes and a short time later we saw around 8 bronze sharks. This was an incredible experience that I would recommend to anyone. The staff provided us with Information about the animals and made us feel safe. Surprisingly, we felt very comfortable in the cage. Everyone had enough time in the cage. Snacks and hot chocolate were provided. Clearly 5 stars, everything was great, we would book the tour again anytime.
Caitriona O'Mahony
Caitriona O'Mahony
2022-12-12
Booked this trip with Janeen who was super responsive and very helpful. A great experience, lovely atmosphere on the boat - everyone so friendly and fun. No white shark unfortunately but lots of bronze whale sharks. An unforgettable morning, highly recommend!
Abdulaziz Alhamed
Abdulaziz Alhamed
2022-12-08
Nice organising. Good prices.
Yale Mollar
Yale Mollar
2022-11-22
What a wonderful experience! All events ran according to time, the instructions were clear and easy to follow. The crew knew exactly what to do and were very helpful, we felt safe. We even got see some dolphins as well 🙌🏼 we were served a lovely warm soup after going out to sea while watching our video
L Marais
L Marais
2022-10-30
Amazing people and experience. Thank you to everyone.
Alessandra Carminati
Alessandra Carminati
2022-10-29
We saw lot of brown sharks. Nice experience and great staff!